RIGHT ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE OF NEW YORK CITY ALONG THE FAMOUS MUSEUM MILE, LIES A GOLDEN JEWEL OF THE ART WORLD, A SMALL YET EXQUISITE MUSEUM AND A GIANT SYMBOL FOR THE JEWISH WORLD.
By DIna Szeinblum
Pictures courtesy of Neue Galerie New York
In the same spirit of innovation of the Expressionist movement of fin-de-siècle Vienna, Neue Galerie New York, namesake of the iconic art gallery in Vienna, founded in 1923, opened its doors for the first time in 2001. Housed in a landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 86th Street, the museum is devoted to German and Austrian art, particularly to that of the early twentieth century. Once inside, visitors are magically transported as if back in time.
The collection and exhibitions showcase paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, works on paper, and all from leading Austrian figures of that era such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and artists of the Wiener Werkstätte; and explores German movements such as the Brücke, the Blaue Reiter, Neue Sachlichkeit, and the Bauhaus.