News

"Had Messerschmidt not experienced his mental torment his art might never have strayed into such radical and 'modern" expression; he probably would have been relegated to a passing mention, if that, in art history surveys." [Read more]

27 October 2010,

"Tucked inside the Neue Galerie, a German and Austrian art gallery, is Café Sabarsky. With dark wood panels, cozy fabric covered booths and the gentle clinking of cutlery against china, Café Sabarsky is a peaceful oasis with a view of Central Park." [Read more]

27 October 2010,

Writes Claire O'Neill, blogger for NPR's photo blog "The Picture Show", about Messerschmidt: "The following sculptures by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, on the other hand ... Well, I'm somewhat frightened. And frankly cannot believe they were made in the 1700s." [Read more]

27 October 2010,

"From the spontaneous drawings of asylum patients to the work of van Gogh or Goya, few artists offer such tantalizing clues to their tortured inner world as Franz Xaver Messerschmidt." [Read more]

21 October 2010,

The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Magazine selects the Neue Galerie as one of its "10 More Reasons" to visit New York, proclaiming the museum to be "truly one of the city’s hidden museum treasures." [Read more]

17 October 2010,

Federico de Vera has designed three exhibitions for the Neue Galerie, including the current Messerschmidt show. Judith Nasatir writes in this T Magazine profile that de Vera is "a believer in a democracy of beauty." [Read more]

17 October 2010,

Writes Ariella Budick, "The small show’s wallop vastly exceeds its size. Messerschmidt is not a household name here, but he deserves to be, and the Neue Galerie steps outside its usual purview...to give him a stunning presentation." [Read more]

17 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,

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