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Two Finest American Private Collections on View Together for First Time

More Than 150 Paintings and Drawings by Master Viennese Expressionist Egon Schiele to Fill the Entire Museum

NEW YORK (August 10, 2005)—On October 21, 2005, Neue Galerie New York opens "Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections," with more than 150 paintings and drawings by the artist on view together for the first time. The exhibition joins the collections of Ronald S. Lauder and the late Serge Sabarsky, who co-founded the Neue Galerie. It will fill all gallery spaces in the museum. "Egon Schiele" is organized by Renée Price, Director of the Neue Galerie. This is the only venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through February 20, 2006.

Two Print Portfolios— Der Krieg (War) by Dix and Die Hölle (Hell) by Beckmann—on View Together in their Entirety for the First Time

NEW YORK (April 26, 2005)—On June 24, 2005, the Neue Galerie opens "War/Hell: Master Prints by Otto Dix and Max Beckmann," an exhibition of two of the greatest German print portfolios of the twentieth century. Both series depict the horrors witnessed by the artists during World War I, and have never been shown together. These images take on a renewed resonance in the face of ongoing military actions across the globe. The exhibition will be on view through September 26, 2005.

More Than 100 Important Works Assembled for First Photography Exhibition at the Neue Galerie

NEW YORK (February 4, 2005)—On March 11, 2005, the Neue Galerie opens "Portraits of an Age: Photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938," the first exhibition at the Neue Galerie devoted exclusively to photography. The show traces the history of the medium in these countries over four decades through the photographic convention of portraiture. Works range from the softer, pictorialist style of early twentieth-century Austrian photographs to the harder-edged German images created at the Bauhaus. It will remain on view through June 6.

More than 70 Works from Private and Public Collections Assembled for Major Loan Exhibition

NEW YORK (September 13, 2004)—On October 15, the Neue Galerie opens "Comic Grotesque: Wit and Mockery in German Art, 1870-1940," an exhibition that explores an important but often neglected aspect of early twentieth-century German art: humor. Among the artists being presented are Arnold Böcklin, Hannah Höch, Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin, and Emil Nolde. In addition to paintings, drawings, posters, and sculpture, the exhibition features a room devoted to the groundbreaking films of Karl Valentin. Connections among the visual arts, cabaret culture, and satirical journals are also considered. The exhibition will remain on view through February 14, 2005.

Exhibition Features Major Paintings by Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

NEW YORK (February 4, 2004)—On March 12, the Neue Galerie opens “Arcadia and Metropolis: Masterworks of German Expressionism from the Nationalgalerie Berlin,” a selection of important paintings from one of Germany’s great collections of twentieth-century art. Covering the period from 1907 to 1926, the exhibition demonstrates German artists’ varied responses to their country’s abrupt encounter with industrialization and urbanization. It has been organized by Dr. Roland März, curator at the Nationalgalerie Berlin. The exhibition will remain on view through June 7.

NEW YORK (September 12, 2003)—On October 17, the Neue Galerie opens "Viennese Silver: Modern Design, 1780-1918," an exhibition of more than 180 extraordinary objects of daily use. Many of these pieces are being shown in the United States for the first time. The exhibition will remain on view at the Neue Galerie through February 16, 2004. It will then travel to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, where it will open in November 2004. The curator of the exhibition is Christian Witt-Dörring.

NEW YORK (April 21, 2003)—On June 27, 2003, the Neue Galerie opens "From Expressionism to the Bauhaus: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art," an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and design objects from one of the great collections of twentieth-century art in the world. The exhibition is organized by the Neue Galerie, in conjunction with the curatorial staff of The Museum of Modern Art. It will remain on view through September 15, 2003.

NEW YORK (February 3, 2003)—On March 14, the Neue Galerie opens "Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit," an exhibition of more than 100 paintings, drawings, and photo-based works. This will be the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the work of the German-born artist. It will be on view through June 9.

Exhibition Features More than 400 Decorative Works by Seminal Viennese Designer

Wide Range of Objects Includes Furniture, Jewelry, Ceramics, Fabrics, and Wallpaper

NEW YORK (July 22, 2002)—On October 11, Neue Galerie New York opens its first major loan exhibition devoted to the decorative arts, "Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstätte." This exhibition, which is on view from October 11, 2002, to February 10, 2003, will fill the third-floor galleries. Peche is much less known today than he was in his own time, when he was described by Josef Hoffmann as "Austria's greatest genius in ornamentation since the days of the Baroque."

Critically Acclaimed Exhibition that Inaugurated Neue Galerie New York Returns for Summer Viewing

Special Section Devoted to Drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele

NEW YORK (May 24, 2002)-"New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890-1940," the critically acclaimed exhibition that inaugurated Neue Galerie New York in autumn 2001, will go on view again from June 28 to September 1, 2002. Among the featured artists will be such leading Austrian figures of that era 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 will also be explored. The collection and exhibitions will extend to a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts.