News

Sanda Weigl is immersed in the musical traditions of her heritage: the folk songs of her native Romania and the Kabaret lyrics penned by her uncle Bertolt Brecht. Sanda answered our five questions about the ways her personal history affects the performer she is today. [Read more]

07 October 2010

When asked to recommend a "few great" museum gift shops, T+L contributing editor Raul Barreneche, author of the forthcoming The Tropical Modern House, recommends the Neue Galerie Design Shop. [Download the article as a pdf]

29 September 2010

"Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) is one of those elusive 18th-century figures who confront us with the nocturnal side of the enlightenment. In the eyes of his contemporaries, he was not only a madman but also a mad artist." [Read more]

29 September 2010

"Once in the same room with Klimt's portrait, though, I stopped and stared for a long and fascinated while. The work is flat-out beautiful, neither giddy nor gaudy. Its masses of not-quite-regular ornament draw the viewer into the painting..." [Read more]

29 September 2010

Patricia Racette is a beloved operatic soprano, honored by Opera News as "an integral component of the American opera landscape today." We spoke with Patricia, and asked her five questions about herself, her inspirations, and the program she is preparing for Sabarsky audiences. [Read more]

29 September 2010

"Sculptures by Austro-Bavarian artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt made their U.S. debut at the Upper East Side's Neue Galerie. Messerschmidt’s exhibition also marks the first time that Neue Galerie...has collaborated with the Louvre Museum." [Read more]

29 September 2010

"A distinguished group of individuals queued outside the Neue Galerie's 86th Street entrance for a private preview of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s arresting sculptural grimaces which hinted of mental unrest." [Read more]

29 September 2010

“Anything great in this world has come from neurotics,” Marcel Proust wrote. He could easily have been referring to a string of manic, morose and sometimes quite mad artists who came and went over the centuries... [Read more]

17 September 2010

One of the strangest yet most compelling figures in the history of art begins a star turn in Manhattan Thursday as the Neue Galerie opens "Franz Xaver Messerschmidt 1736-1783: From Neoclassicism to Expressionism."  [Download the article as a pdf]

17 September 2010

"It’s this uneasy admixture of hyper-sensitivity and callousness that makes him ideally suited to capture Weimar era Germany: he sees the decay that goes hand in hand, etymologically and otherwise, with the decadence of the period." [Read more]

23 August 2010