From the Director

Renée Price

Dear Friends, 

I look forward to welcoming you to Neue Galerie New York for a new special exhibition, “Paula Modersohn-Becker: Ich bin Ich / I am Me,” on view from June 6 through September 9, 2024. This landmark exhibition is the first collaboration between the Neue Galerie and the Art Institute of Chicago. Both museums have acquired important works by the artist, with the Neue Galerie sharing ownership with The Museum of Modern Art of her Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in Her Raised Left Hand (1907), and the Art Institute having bought the artist’s drawings early on, such as Portrait of a Woman (1898-99).

We wish to thank the lenders who helped make this exhibition possible. Special mention must be made of the Paula Modersohn-Becker Stiftung and its Director, Wolfgang Werner. Our esteemed curators, Jill Lloyd and Jay A. Clarke, have created a superb survey of Modersohn-Becker’s work, demonstrating the true scale of her accomplishments. In particular, we wish to thank the staffs of the Neue Galerie and the Art Institute, with special mention of Neue Galerie President and Co-Founder, Ronald S. Lauder, for his early and vocal support of the project.

It is an honor for our two institutions to present this exhibition, and to bring the work of Paula Modersohn-Becker to a wider audience.




Renée Price
Director, Neue Galerie New York



Director's Welcome

In this video, Renée Price, founding director of Neue Galerie New York, welcomes you into our historic home – located at 1048 Fifth Avenue in New York City – to explore early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design.