Past Exhibitions

October 15, 2004 - February 14, 2005

This exhibition explores an important but too often neglected aspect of early twentieth-century German art: humor. Overall, the exhibition brings together more than 70 works from public and private collections. "Comic Grotesque" is organized by Dr. Pamela Kort, an independent curator based in Berlin.

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June 25 - September 13, 2004

This exhibition is a new version of the critically acclaimed show that inaugurated the Neue Galerie in 2001. It highlights works from the museum's collection and includes such leading Austrian figures as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and artists of the Wiener Werkstätte. German movements such as the Brücke, the Blaue Reiter, Neue Sachlichkeit, and the Bauhaus are also on view.

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March 12-June 7, 2004

This exhibition presents a selection of important paintings from one of Germany's great collections of twentieth-century art. Covering the period from 1907 to 1926, it demonstrates German artists' varied responses to their country's abrupt encounter with industrialization and urbanization.

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October 17, 2003-February 16, 2004

This groundbreaking exhibition presents objects that, through their refined functionalism and abstracted geometric form, anticipated the breakthroughs of Modernism. On display are more than 180 extraordinary objects of daily use. Comparing early nineteenth-century works with examples of twentieth-century design, it offers a fascinating look at Vienna's contribution to the development of modern decorative arts.

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June 27-September 15, 2003

In its nearly seventy-five years, The Museum of Modern Art has assembled an unrivaled collection of art objects, while organizing an exceptionally ambitious program of exhibitions and related educational activities. Yet its beginnings were modest and not especially well timed.

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March 14-June 9, 2003

The term "Neue Sachlichkeit" (New Objectivity) was first used in connection with a 1925 exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim. The show's organizer, Gustav Hartlaub, wrote, "I would like to exhibit those artists who have remained true-or have reaffirmed their loyalty-to positive, concrete reality." Hartlaub placed artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz in this category.

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