ONLINE PROGRAMS

Neue Galerie New York is committed to offering a range of public programs and events that complement the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. We aim to be a place of discovery, and welcome you to engage with us through a variety of activities. We have shifted our usual program offerings to an online format to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

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UPCOMING PREMIERES


Frances Palmer

MAKERS OF NEUE NOW: FRANCES PALMER

Join us on Friday, June 25, at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time, for the premiere of “Makers of Neue Now: Frances Palmer,” a Q&A featuring Frances Palmer, a masterful ceramist, gardener, and photographer based in Connecticut.

To step into potter Palmer’s world is to be surrounded by the trappings of a life that has been intentionally—and painstakingly—built to maximize creativity. She makes her pottery in a light-filled, airy studio, and keeps a corner at the ready for her daily photo shoots. Cutting gardens overflow with flowers waiting to be snipped as inspiration strikes. Shelves of cookbooks are regularly perused as she plans the menu of her next dinner party, and museum catalogues and art books are also at her fingertips to pore over when it’s time to imagine a new vessel. 

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PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM PRESENTS | WORKS IN PROGRESS

Neue Galerie New York will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in the fall, and this time offers us the perfect opportunity to think about the relationships and community built over the course of these years. You are integral to this community, as is our formidable partnership with The Perlman Music Program, which has continued for nineteen years. Traditionally, the Neue Galerie has co-presented a Recital Series in Café Sabarsky, featuring gifted young musicians from The Perlman Music Program. These occasions have become one of the highlights of our programming, and it has been wonderful to be together at those times. While this is not possible at the moment, last year we adapted and collaborated to bring the music into your homes, digitally. We have been so pleased to receive your positive feedback to this online initiative, and thus we continue along this digital path. In 2021, the Neue Galerie will continue to present Works in Progress, a virtual concert series featuring students and alumni of The Perlman Music Program. With a world-class faculty led by Toby and Itzhak Perlman, PMP is developing future leaders of classical music within a nurturing and supportive community. The Works in Progress series gives these exceptional young artists a safe space to explore their voice and perfect their craft.

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LECTURES AND VIRTUAL TOURS


POETRY IN TRANSLATION | RAINER MARIA RILKE'S DUINO ELEGIES

POETRY IN TRANSLATION | RAINER MARIA RILKE’S DUINO ELEGIES

Join Renée Price, Director, and Scott Gutterman, Deputy Director of the Neue Galerie for a bilingual poetry reading of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “First Elegy” of The Duino Elegies. The Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist is known for his lyricism and vivid use of language. We are presenting the “First Elegy” in the original German and in translation so that listeners may experience the sound of this great work. The Duino Elegies have an intense spiritual quality, right from the first sentence, which is a kind of agonized appeal to the heavens: “Who, if I cried, would hear me…”

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WW Jewelry

LECTURE | "PATRONS OF WIENER WERKSTÄTTE JEWELRY" BY JANIS STAGGS

The Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists and craftsmen collective, was launched in 1903. At its outset, the firm focused on metalwork, including jewelry. The group was initially comprised of two designers—Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser—and three artisans. The Wiener Werkstätte inaugurated its own fashion department in 1910, which quickly proved to be one of the most profitable divisions within the firm. It catered to a well-heeled clientele and offered artistic clothing, hats, shoes, and other accessories. This lecture will highlight some of the ways that modern Viennese art and design are inextricably linked by examining select patrons of Gustav Klimt who also favored Wiener Werkstätte jewelry.

Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial and Manager of Publications at Neue Galerie New York, has been with the museum since 2000. She has organized numerous exhibitions during her tenure at the museum, including “Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry” (2008) and “Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold” (2015), and co-curated “Wiener Werkstätte, 1903–1932: The Luxury of Beauty” (2017) and “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner” (2019), among others. She has written extensively on the intersection between the fine and decorative arts in Vienna 1900.

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1048 5TH

LECTURE | “1048 FIFTH AVENUE: FROM MANSION TO MUSEUM” BY ANDREW DOLKART

Andrew S. Dolkart has been active in historic preservation in New York City for over thirty years in his capacity as a staff member at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as a freelance consultant, and as a teacher. He has written extensively about the architecture and development of New York City, focusing in particular on the city’s vernacular building types and how they influenced the character of neighborhoods. His books include Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development and 1048 Fifth Avenue: From Mansion to Museum.

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In conjunction with the exhibition program at Neue Galerie New York, the museum presents a lecture series led by a distinguished group of scholars.


VIRTUAL TOUR | “MADAME D’ORA”

Dr. Monika Faber, curator of the Neue Galerie’s critically acclaimed “Madame d’Ora” exhibition, welcomes you into the world of this pioneering woman. Dora Kallmus (1881–1963), better known as Madame d’Ora, had a spectacular career as one of the leading photographic portraitists of the early 20th century. This exhibition, the largest museum retrospective on the Austrian photographer to date in the United States, presented the different periods of her life, from her early upbringing as the daughter of Jewish intellectuals in Vienna, to her days as a premier society photographer, through her survival during the Holocaust. “Madame d’Ora” was scheduled to run from February 20 to June 8, 2020. Due to COVID-19, it closed on March 12, 2020.

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VIRTUAL TOUR | “ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER”

In this virtual tour, co-curators Jill Lloyd and Janis Staggs bring you inside Neue Galerie New York’s special exhibition, “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,” which was on view from October 3, 2019 through January 13, 2020. Kirchner was one of the greatest German artists of the early twentieth century. This exhibition paid tribute to Kirchner’s inventive genius with a focus on his highly individual approach to color, which he viewed as the fundamental building block to his paintings. Yet Kirchner was a multi-talented figure and his work encompassed various media—painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, and even the decorative arts. Rather than accepting the traditional hierarchy that placed fine art solely at the pinnacle of an artist’s achievement, Kirchner compared his activity in these different fields to “a tightly woven, organic fabric, in which process and completion go hand in hand and one aspect drives the other on.” 

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VIRTUAL TOUR | “THE SELF-PORTRAIT, FROM SCHIELE TO BECKMANN”

In this virtual tour, curator Tobias G. Natter walks you through “The Self-Portrait, from Schiele to Beckmann.” Presented at the Neue Galerie from February 28, 2019 through June 24, 2019, “The Self-Portrait, from Schiele to Beckmann” was an unprecedented exhibition that examined works primarily from Austria and Germany made between 1900 and 1945. This groundbreaking show was unique in its examination and focus on works of this period. Approximately 70 self-portraits by more than 30 artists—both well-known figures and others who deserve greater recognition—were united in the presentation, which was comprised of loans from public and private collections worldwide.

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VIRTUAL TOUR | “FRANZ MARC AND AUGUST MACKE: 1909-1914”

Curator Vivian Endicott Barnett brings you inside the world of “Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909–1914.” This exhibition was presented at the Neue Galerie from October 4, 2018 through January 21, 2019. It explored the life and work of two German artists and the power of their friendship. In the four years prior to Macke’s death in 1914 (Marc himself died in 1916), they exchanged scores of letters, visited each other’s homes, traveled together, and often discussed the development of their work. They shared ideas about art, and through their innovations helped create the movement known as Expressionism in early twentieth-century Germany. The exhibition focused on Marc and Macke’s artistic relationship, how their lives intersected, and how their art was developed and received during their lifetimes.

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MUSIC


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PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM PRESENTS | WORKS IN PROGRESS

This “Works in Progress” recital reflects the spirit of spring, the season of renewal, with works composed by A. Andersen, Bach, Chopin, Ravel, and Ysaye. With this virtual format, we are delighted to feature performers from near and far: Anne-Sophie Andersen (Aarhus, Denmark), Will Chow (Pittsburgh, PA), Julia Jones (New York, NY), Eliana Yang (Philadelphia, PA), and Ilana Zaks (New Haven, CT).

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CABARET | ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO

CABARET | ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO

This celebrated, award-winning duo will thrill audiences of all ages with their freewheeling mashup of songs ranging from Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender to Joni Mitchell and Stephen Sondheim, from Broadway and Hollywood classics to rare gems you never knew you loved. The New York Times calls their shows “witty” and “exhilarating.” This swinging and soulful married couple, with their signature glamor and joie de vivre, make their audiences feel they’re at a party where the music and the stories are equally fabulous. Together they've won eight MAC Awards, five Bistro Awards, and the New York Nightlife Award. They've headlined everywhere from London to Lincoln Center, and Birdland Jazz Club to Carnegie Hall. Tune in to watch from the comfort of your home.

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The Cabaret Series, an ongoing tradition at Neue Galerie New York, is a union of modern Austrian cuisine with classic European music and performance. The spirit of each performance harks back to the 1890s to 1930s, experienced within the period-inspired Café Sabarsky.






HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES


Debra Rapoport

FAMILY PROGRAM | LEARN AND CREATE: JEWELRY MAKING AT HOME

Style icon Debra Rapoport shares the perfect at-home, hands-on activity with you, providing instructions to repurpose and recycle household items to fashion fabulous cuffs inspired by some of the exquisite pieces of Wiener Werkstätte jewelry on display at the Neue Galerie.

Use everyday goods and a few craft supplies to embellish cardboard rolls to recreate the vivid colors and palette of works by legendary designers such as Carl Otto Czeschka, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche. Make your own magnificent jewelry and share your work with us!

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We want to make it easy! In addition to the activity video presented here, we share step-by-step instructions, which can be viewed on your device screen or printed out.

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The Neue Galerie’s Family Program series, typically hosted on select Sunday mornings, offers families the opportunity to engage with the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. While we are unable to host these programs on-site at this time, we are delighted to bring intergenerational activities for all members of the family to enjoy together at home.


Tarot talk

PRESENTATION | TAROT READING FOR THE NEW YEAR BY TAD D'AGOSTINO

In this presentation, Tad D’Agostino discusses the history of the tarot deck, focusing on the design and philosophy of tarot. Learn about the intuitive approach to reading the cards, an instruction that will be useful for new and seasoned readers. D’Agostino will be using the Jugendstil Tarock, a deck designed by Edith (Ditha) Moser, first published by Albert Berger and Josef Glanz in 1906. Regarded as a highlight of Viennese graphic art, the deck is also a prime example of Jugendstil (Youth Style), an artistic movement favored in German-speaking countries with a preference for linear motifs and stylized geometric and naturalized forms. 

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GOLDEN PLAY DOUGH

FAMILY PROGRAM | LEARN AND CREATE: MAKING GOLDEN PLAY DOUGH

With a simple recipe, make dazzling gold play dough at home! Gustav Klimt used gold leaf and paint to create one of the most extraordinary pictures ever made, the 1907 “golden style” portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Klimt's decorative background emulates precious jewels and underscores the wealth of the sitter. Explore shapes and patterns just like Klimt with your own resplendent pantry creation.

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We want to make it easy! In addition to the activity video presented here, we share step-by-step instructions, which can be viewed on your device screen or printed out.

DOWNLOAD HERE

The Neue Galerie’s Family Program series provides families with the opportunity to engage with the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Although we are unable to host these programs on-site at this time, we are delighted to offer intergenerational activities for all members of the family to enjoy together at home.


FAMILY PROGRAM | MAKING HATS: USE WHAT YOU HAVE

Style icon Debra Rapoport shares the perfect at-home, hands-on activity with you, providing instructions to repurpose and recycle household items to construct fantastic hats! Don’t throw it out if you can create something beautiful. We encourage you to look at the high fashion photography by "Madame d’Ora” and use recyclable goods to interpret works by legendary milliners of the mid-20th century. Make yourself a sustainable hat at home, and share your fashion portrait with us!

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IN THE KITCHEN | BAKING LINZER COOKIES: A RECIPE FROM CAFÉ SABARSKY

The Neue Galerie’s restaurant, Café Sabarsky, is beloved for its authentic Austrian cuisine. As part of COVID-19 relief efforts, the museum provided a meal delivery program to support medical workers at the nearby Mount Sinai Hospital. While Café Sabarsky remains closed, we hope that you enjoy baking our famous Linzer Cookie recipe at home.

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STREAMING RECOMMENDATIONS


HIGH ART

MOVIE NIGHT | HIGH ART (1998)

A young female intern at a small magazine company and a drug-addicted photographer slowly fall in love while exploiting each other to advance their respective careers. Ally Sheedy stars as Lucy Berliner, a once-famous photographer, whose career is revitalized when she meets Syd (Radha Mitchell), a beautiful young assistant editor for a prestigious photography magazine. Withdrawn from the art world, Lucy is reawakened by Syd, who offers her the hope of escaping her dark, drug-fueled world. Before Syd realizes it, she is drawn into Lucy’s seductive and dangerous mix, and is forced to make choices she never imagined.

Available to stream: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube

The “Feminine Focus” movie series presents films that emphasize women, photography, and fashion in conjunction with our special exhibition “Madame d’Ora.”


EVERLASTING MOMENTS

MOVIE NIGHT | EVERLASTING MOMENTS (2008)

Sweden in the early 1900s was a time of social change and unrest marked by widespread poverty. Maria Larsson (played by Maria Heiskanen) is a young, working-class woman who wins a camera in a lottery. Her decision to keep it changes her life. The camera enables Maria to see the world through new eyes, and her resulting friendship with Sebastian Pedersen poses a threat to her alcoholic, womanizing husband. Maria’s daughter, Maja, narrates the film and captures her mother’s strength and dignity despite the many challenges she confronted.

Available to stream: Google Play, YouTube

The “Feminine Focus” movie series presents films that emphasize women, photography, and fashion in conjunction with our special exhibition “Madame d’Ora.”


COCO BEFORE CHANEL

MOVIE NIGHT | COCO BEFORE CHANEL (2009)

Audrey Tatou shines in this intriguing portrait of the early life of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the orphan who built a fashion empire and became known universally by her nickname, Coco. Through an extraordinary journey, Coco Chanel becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.

Available to stream: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

The “Feminine Focus” movie series presents films that emphasize women, photography, and fashion in conjunction with our special exhibition “Madame d’Ora.”


WATCH AND READ | BABYLON BERLIN (2017)

This German neo-noir television series is based on Volker Kutscher’s novel of the same title, Babylon Berlin (2007). It’s 1929 and Berlin is the vibrating metropolis of post-war Germany―full of bars and brothels and dissatisfied workers on the cusp of revolt. Gereon Rath is new in town after a transfer from Cologne to the Berlin police department. When an unidentified dead man, bearing traces of atrocious torture, is discovered, Rath sees a chance to find his way back into the homicide division. He discovers a connection with a circle of oppositional exiled Russians who try to purchase arms with smuggled gold in order to mount a coup d’état. But there are others trying to procure the gold and the guns. Rath finds himself up against paramilitaries and organized criminals. He falls in love with Charlotte, a typist in the homicide squad, and misuses her insider’s knowledge for his personal investigations. As he becomes further entangled with the case, he finds himself a suspect too.

“Babylon Berlin” is available on Netflix.

The “Watch and Read” series presents movie and TV show suggestions with related reading recommendations from the Neue Galerie’s Book Store. If you love our collections of Austrian and German art, we are sure that these Staff Picks will inspire you, and will soon be among your favorites.


WATCH AND READ | CABARET (1972)

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to “Cabaret” (1972). This Academy Award-winning classic directed by Bob Fosse is one of many screen adaptations of Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin (1934). Inside the Kit Kat Club, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish emcee (Joel Grey) sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force. In the book, Isherwood magnificently captures Berlin in 1931: charming with its avenues and glamorous cafés; marvelously grotesque with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy with its mobs and millionaires. The shadow of Hitler looms menacingly, towering higher and higher. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and “divinely decadent” Sally Bowles; plump Fräulein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Büste to relieve heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family the Landauers.

“Cabaret” is available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and Youtube.

The “Watch and Read” series presents movie and TV show suggestions with related reading recommendations from the Neue Galerie’s Book Store. If you love our collections of Austrian and German art, we are sure that these Staff Picks will inspire you, and will soon be among your favorites.


WATCH AND READ | THE PARENT TRAP (1998)

Hallie is a cool girl from California. Annie is a fair rose from London. When the two accidentally meet at summer camp, they think they have nothing in common until they discover that they’re identical twins! This charming, heartwarming, and delightfully clever comedy will enchant your entire family — it tops our summer watch list. But did you know that “The Parent Trap” was inspired by a German novel from 1949? German author, poet, and screenwriter, Erich Kästner was best known for his children’s books, and published Das doppelte Lottchen (The double Lottie) to great appeal. In the book, two nine-year-old girls — Luise Palffy (Lisa) from Vienna and Lotte Horn (Lottie) from Munich — meet at a summer camp on Lake Bohren.

“The Parent Trap” is available on Apple TV, Disney+, Google Play, Prime Video, YouTube, and Vudu.

The “Watch and Read” series presents movie and TV show suggestions with related reading recommendations from the Neue Galerie’s Book Store. If you love our collections of Austrian and German art, we are sure that these Staff Picks will inspire you, and will soon be among your favorites.


WATCH AND READ | PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (2019)

France, 1760. Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Because Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing her subject by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” debuted last year at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won best screenplay and Céline Sciamma became the first female director to win the Queer Palme, an award given to the best LGBTQ-themed film across the festival. Our Book Store staff recommends that you check out Lyric Novella, which was published eighty-six years prior, in 1933. Annemarie Schwarzenbach also explores lesbian love during socially and politically turbulent times.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Hulu, and Youtube.

The “Watch and Read” series presents movie and TV show suggestions with related reading recommendations from the Neue Galerie’s Book Store. If you love our collections of Austrian and German art, we are sure that these Staff Picks will inspire you, and will soon be among your favorites.


WATCH AND READ | FREUD (2020)

We all may be familiar with Sigmund Freud as a figure whose ideas profoundly impacted psychology and culture, but who was he as a person?

In this new, eight-part German-language series, created by Marvin Kren, Stefan Brunner and Benjamin Hessler, imaginations run wild. Released on Netflix earlier this year, “Freud” is a suspenseful crime drama, in which a young Sigmund and a psychic medium become entangled in an occult conspiracy while investigating several disappearances and murders in Vienna. Austrian actor Robert Finster plays the title role. While his character is based upon the real Freud, the storyline is fictional, presenting an imaginary account of how the doctor’s psychoanalytic skills could have been employed to solve crimes. Fictional Freud sure is fun! However, to learn the true story of this controversial figure, we recommend Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst. This biography, written by Adam Phillips, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Freud, explores his development from youth to the age of fifty, and considers how his personal life influenced his work.

“Freud” is available on Netflix.

The “Watch and Read” series presents movie and TV show suggestions with related reading recommendations from the Neue Galerie’s Book Store. If you love our collections of Austrian and German art, we are sure that these Staff Picks will inspire you, and will soon be among your favorites.


WATCH AND READ | THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014)

Those interested in stories about art theft, rising fascism, exile, and writing will appreciate the comparisons between Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014) and Stefan Zweig’s The World of Yesterday (1941), which inspired Anderson’s work. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, skis, sleds, and trains — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is available on Amazon Prime, iTunes,Vudu, and Youtube.

The “Watch and Read” series presents movie and TV show suggestions with related reading recommendations from the Neue Galerie’s Book Store. If you love our collections of Austrian and German art, we are sure that these Staff Picks will inspire you, and will soon be among your favorites.