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Neue Galerie New York
museum in New York City
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Neue Galerie New York
museum in New York City
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1048 5th Avenue
New York, New York
United States

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If you couldn’t have guessed, the title of this museum translates to the New Gallery.

This museum exhibits German and Austrian works from the 20th century. Two close friends conceived the museum: Serge Sabarsky, an art dealer and museum exhibition organizer, and Ronald Lauder, a philanthropist and entrepreneur. Lauder used to buy art from Sabarsky at his gallery on Madison ave and they always dreamed of opening a museum to showcase the best German and Austrian art around. Sadly, Sabarsky died before theirhis dream came fruition, but Lauder decided to go ahead and create the museum as a tribute to his close friend.

It was established in 2001, making it a nice addition to New York City’s famed Museum Mile. Museum Mile is located on 5th avenue and runs from 82nd to 105th streets and currently has ten different museums on it, making this section of the famed street very culturally and artistically rich. If you are looking for a good time to visit the city, at the beginning of every June, the Museum Mile Festival takes place to increase public awareness and participation in the arts. And if for no other reason, you should totally attend this festival because it’s free! Can’t get much better than that.

Besides being located on Museum Mile, this gallery is smack dab across the street from Central Park which makes it a great destination if you are looking for a stroll near the lake or are up for a carriage ride to relax after some quality art viewing.

A lot of the work that fills these halls was confiscated and labeled as degenerate art by the Nazis. Additionally, The Neue Galerie is home to a world-renowned painting by Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer I. She is a vision in glittering gold. Here is a video of the director of the Neue Galerie talking about this iconic work. They also have lots of cute pictures of Gustav and his wife...and more importantly, his cat.

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Here is what Wikipedia says about Neue Galerie New York

The Neue Galerie New York (German for: "New Gallery") is a museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design located in the William Starr Miller House at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. Established in 2001, it is one of the most recent additions to New York City's famed Museum Mile, which runs from 83rd to 105th streets on Fifth Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

History

The museum was first conceived by two close friends: art dealer and museum exhibition organizer Serge Sabarsky, and entrepreneur, philanthropist, and art collector Ronald S. Lauder. The two men shared a passionate commitment to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design. They met in 1967, just before Sabarsky opened his Serge Sabarsky Gallery at 987 Madison Avenue. Almost immediately, the gallery earned a reputation as New York’s leading gallery for Austrian and German Expressionist art. Lauder was a frequent visitor and client. Over the years, the two men discussed opening a museum to showcase the very best work from the period. When Sabarsky died in 1996, Lauder chose to carry on the task of creating Neue Galerie New York, as a tribute to his friend.

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