Press Releases

Exhibition Charts Birth of Abstraction, Evolution of Work that Extends Beyond Easel Painting

NEW YORK (August 2, 2013) – From October 3, 2013, to February 10, 2014, Neue Galerie New York will present Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925, an exhibition of masterworks that explores the development of Kandinsky’s art over a crucial period of time: from the Blaue Reiter period into the pure abstraction and total environments of his Bauhaus years.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 is supported by a generous grant from A. Lange & Söhne.

First American Museum Retrospective Devoted to Major Viennese Artist and Designer Surveys Entire Decorative Arts Career

NEW YORK (March 27, 2013)—From May 23 to September 2, 2013, the Neue Galerie New York will present a monographic exhibition devoted to the Austrian artist, designer, and Wiener Werkstätte co-founder Koloman Moser (1868-1918).

Colorful Expressionist Works Exploring Themes of Primitivism and Modernity to Show in Tandem with Important Gift of Decorative Objects

NEW YORK (January 7, 2013) — From February 7 to April 22, 2013, the Neue Galerie New York will present "German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection," an exhibition of prized works that will examine themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the nineteenth century.

Largest-Ever American Exhibition on Swiss Artist to Include Landscapes,
Self-Portraits, Symbolist Works, and Drawings

NEW YORK (June 11, 2012)–From September 20, 2012, to January 7, 2013, the Neue Galerie New York will present “Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity,” the largest American exhibition ever devoted to this major Swiss artist. The organizing curator for the Neue Galerie is Jill Lloyd, a distinguished scholar who has assembled several important shows for the museum, including “Van Gogh and Expressionism”. Hodler was admired by such Austrian artists as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, whose work is essential to the Neue Galerie collection. The exhibition is co-organized by the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, where it will be on view from January 27 to May 26, 2013. The organizing curator for the Beyeler is Ulf Küster.

Exhibition Honors Artist with Display of Major Paintings, and Never-Before-Seen Photographs

NEW YORK (March 26, 2012) – Throughout 2012, Austria is celebrating the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt with exhibitions devoted to his work.  Several Viennese museums, including the Albertina, the Belvedere, the Kunsthistorisches, the Leopold, and the Wien Museum, are honoring different aspects of Klimt’s extraordinary legacy. The Neue Galerie is joining in these celebrations with a special summer 2012 installation of his work.

Exhibition Focuses on Landscapes, Portaits and Still Lifes of Major Austrian Photographer, Alongside Works by his Important American Peers

NEW YORK (January, 19 2012)—From April 26 to August 27, 2012, the Neue Galerie New York will present “Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen,” an exhibition focusing on the luminous work of this important Austrian photographer. The organizing curator for the project is Dr. Monika Faber, a distinguished scholar of photography.

Collection of Museum Co-Founder on Public View for First Time in Celebration of Neue Galerie 10th Anniversary

NEW YORK (September 23, 2011)–On October 27, 2011, Neue Galerie New York will open an exhibition devoted to the collection of its co-founder. “The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the Third Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France” will provide a rare glimpse into this private art collection. The exhibition, which also celebrates the tenth anniversary of the founding of Neue Galerie New York, will be on view through April 2, 2012.

NEW YORK (February 14, 2011)—In conjunction with the Neue Galerie’s upcoming exhibition, “Vienna 1900,” the museum Design Shop has collaborated with renowned textile designer Madeline Weinrib to create an exclusive kimono. Tailored from a hand-woven ikat fabric, the silk/cotton kimono is inspired by turn-of-the-century Austrian fashion, and conveys the Eastern influence on early 20th-century Viennese design.

Major Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Decorative Arts, and Fashion to Fill All Gallery Spaces

NEW YORK (December 3, 2010)—On February 24, 2011, the Neue Galerie New York will open the exhibition “Vienna 1900: Style and Identity,” including more than 150 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, fashion, and decorative art objects. Among the highlights are the paintings Hope II (Vision), 1907-08 by Gustav Klimt, Lotte Franzos, 1909, by Oskar Kokoschka, and Laughing Self-Portrait, 1908, by Richard Gerstl, and key decorative artworks by Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Adolf Loos.

Exhibition Celebrates Gift from Philanthropist Leonard A. Lauder of Nearly 1,000 Postcards to Neue Galerie

NEW YORK (September 1, 2010)—From October 7, 2010, to January 17, 2011, the Neue Galerie will present “Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection.” This will be the first major museum exhibition ever held in the United States devoted exclusively to the postcards produced by the Wiener Werkstätte. The work in the exhibition is drawn exclusively from The Leonard A. Lauder Collection and coincides with the gift of nearly 1,000 of these postcards to the Neue Galerie.