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Neue Galerie New York

The New York City-based museum houses an impressive collection of early 20th-century German and Austrian art and design.

Exploring the Relationship Between Fine Arts and Decorative Arts

Neue Galerie New York

The Neue Galerie (translated to "new gallery" in German) is the brainchild of two friends – art dealer/museum curator Serge Sabarsky and businessman/philanthropist/art collector Ronald S. Lauder – who wanted to open a museum that showcased modern German and Austrian art and design. When Sabarsky passed away in 1996, Lauder realized their vision in 2001, creating Neue Gallery New York in honor of his friend.

One floor of the museum is dedicated to art from Vienna circa 1900 and offers a unique comparison of this period's fine art (by such artists as Gustav Klint, Egon Schiele, and Editha Moser) with decorative art (by such architects as Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffman, and Adolph Loos). The other floor houses the German art and design collection, which celebrates 20th-century art movements including the Blaue Reiter (Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee), the Brücke (Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner), and the Bauhaus (Marianne Brandt, Ludwig Mies can der Rohe). Through this collection and rotating exhibitions, the Neue Galerie explores the era's Germanic culture and showcases the best of fine and decorative art for both scholarship and aesthetic appreciation. 

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