New York

United States

1048 Fifth Avenue

Phone: (212) 628-6200
Fax: (212) 628-8824

Neue Galerie New York

The stated objective of Neue Galerie New York, Museum of German and Austrian Art is to collect, preserve, research, and exhibit the fine and decorative art of Germany and Austria from the first half of the twentieth century, and in particular to trace the emergence and development of Modernism in these and other related European cultures. Since opening in November 2001, the Neue Galerie has been exceptionally well received. Roberta Smith, writing for The New York Times, called the museum “superb…a revelation,

 Permanent Collection Highlights (17)

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Permanent Collection

The second-floor galleries are dedicated to a rotating selection of fine and decorative art from Vienna circa 1900, including work by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and Josef Hoffmann. In addition, they feature objects of the Wiener Werkstätte by Josef Hoffmann, Kolomon Moser, and Dagobert Peche, as well as furniture designed by Viennese architects Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner.

The third-floor galleries present early twentieth-century German art, representing the Blaue Reiter and its circle (Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde), the Brücke (Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Hermann Pechstein, Karl Schmidt Rottluff), the Bauhaus (Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer), Neue Sachlichkeit (Otto Dix, George Grosz, Christian Schad), and decorative arts from the Werkbund (Peter Behrens) and the Bauhaus (Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Wilhelm Wagenfeld). The third floor is also the site for loan exhibitions that focus on key individuals and movements, articulating a more complete vision of twentieth-century German and Austrian art.


Current exhibition:

Alfred Kubin: Drawings, 1897-1909
(September 25, 2008-January 26, 2009)

Previous Exhibitions

Have included:

Summer 2008
Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with Horn
(July 24-September 1, 2008)

Spring 2008
Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry
(March 27-September 1, 2008)

Fall 2007
Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections
(October 18, 2007-June 30, 2008)

Spring 2007:
Van Gogh and Expressionism
(March 22-July 2, 2007)

Fall 2006:
Josef Hoffmann: Interiors, 1902-1913
(November 2, 2006-February 26, 2007)

Summer 2006:
Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer
(July 13-October 9, 2006)

Spring 2006:
Klee and America
(March 9-May 22, 2006)

Fall 2005:
Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections
(October 21, 2005-February 20, 2006)

Summer 2005
War/Hell: Master Prints by Otto Dix and Max Beckmann
(June 24-September 26, 2005)

Sprint 2005:
Portraits of an Age: Photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938
(March 11-June 6, 2005)

Exhibitions (4)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Forthcoming exhibitions information

BrĂĽcke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905-1913
(February 26-June 29, 2008)


General admission is $15; Seniors and students with current I.D. $10.
Note: Children under 12 are not admitted, and those aged 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Opening hours

Monday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Getting there

Subway: 4, 5 or 6 Train to 86th Street (at Lexington Avenue) B or C train to 86th Street (at Central Park West). Bus: M86 to 86th Street (at Fifth Avenue) M1, M2, M3, or M4 to 86th Street (at Madison Avenue) Parking: Commercial parking facilities are located on 85th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue.


The ground floor of the Neue Galerie houses the museum’s amenities, including the Book Store, the Design Shop, and Café Sabarsky. The Neue Galerie Book Store is unique in the United States, specializing in fine art, architecture, decorative arts and literature from Germany, Austria, and related Central European cultures. The museum’s Design Shop offers objects based on original designs by artists in the museum’s collection. These include jewelry, tableware, and other items rendered in fine materials such as sterling silver, crystal, and porcelain. Café Sabarsky draws its inspiration from the great Viennese cafés that served as important centers of fin-de-siècle intellectual and artistic life. It is furnished with objects designed by Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos, among others, and serves authentic Viennese cuisine, including the special coffees for which Vienna is known.

A complementary coat check is in operation during the regular opening hours on the ground floor. The Neue Galerie cannot be held responsible for damage to fragile property.

Cameras of any kind are not permitted in the Neue Galerie.

The Neue Galerie is accessible to visitors with special needs. Regular and large-type printouts of the audio tour are available for loan at the Admission Desk. Acoustiguide audio tours are free with admission and are t-coil compatible. All gallery tours can be enhanced with FM assistive listening devices, which can be borrowed at the Admission Desk at any time. All three levels of the building are wheelchair accessible; three wheelchairs are available for loan on the Gallery level. These require a companion to push from behind. For details, call Visitor...+ [ Read all ]

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The Neue Galerie offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and corporations to support both the museum and its exhibitions. To learn more, please contact Phyllis La Riccia, Director of Membership at (212) 994-9491, or by e-mail at