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.
In keeping with the mission of the Neue Galerie, the exhibition will focus on works of early twentieth-century German art. Among the featured artists and works will be Otto Dix (Café Couple, 1921; Self-Portrait, 1922; Dr. Mayer-Hermann, 1926), Lyonel Feininger (Uprising, 1910; Street in Arceuil, 1915; Viaduct, 1920), George Grosz (Explosion, 1917; Metropolis, 1917; Republican Automatons, 1920; The Poet Max Hermann-Neisse, 1927), Hannah Hoch (Indian Dancer (from an Ethnographic Museum), 1930), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (Street, Dresden, 1908; Two Nudes in a Landscape, ca. 1909-10), Paul Klee (The Angler, 1921; Twittering Machine, 1922; Flower Garden, 1924; Portrait of an Acrobat, 1927; Fire at Evening, 1929), August Macke (Promenade on the Bridge, 1912-13; Lady in a Park, 1914), Franz Marc (The World-Cow, 1913), Otto Mueller (Bathers, 1920), Emil Nolde (Christ Among the Children, 1910; Russian Peasants, 1915; Flowers, 1915), Christian Rohlfs (Man in a Top Hat, 1935), Oskar Schlemmer (Study for The Triadic Ballet, ca. 1921-23), and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Pharisees, 1912; Houses at Night, 1912).
The exhibition will also include objects by German designers whose work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art: Peter Behrens (Lithograph for A.E.G. Metallfadenlampe, 1907), Marianne Brandt (Two ashtrays, 1924; Teapot and hot-water jug, 1924; Fruit bowl and fruit dish, 1929), Marcel Breuer (Armchair, 1922; B3 ("Wassily") chair, 1927-28; Table B10, 1927; Thonet lounge chair B35, 1928-29; Thonet tea cart B54, 1929), and Wilhelm Wagenfeld (Kubus food storage containers, 1938).
While the Neue Galerie is presenting highlights from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA QNS will present Max Beckmann (June 26 to September 29, 2003), the only U.S. presentation of a major exhibition devoted to the leading German modernist, to which the Neue Galerie has loaned an important painting from its permanent collection.
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