A Landmark’s Influence
Part of New York City’s incredible Museum Mile, the Neue Galerie is one of the most unique of them all. The building was constructed in 1914 by Carrère & Hastings, the same architects that designed the New York Public Library. The museum is located on the north-east side of Central Park and overlooks the beautifully scenic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the park. For all of these reasons, and the fact that the museum has been a large part of learning and exploring German and Austrian culture, the Neue Galerie was named a landmark by the New York City Landmark Commission.
One of the main goals of the Neue Galerie is to educate the public and engage with the public. They offer programs like Family Mornings, and on select Sundays, families can engage with the permanent German and Austrian collections and have conversations surrounding them. Or the Recital program where the Galerie works with Perlman Music Program to showcase gifted young musicians. This takes place in the Café Sabarsky on select Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. There are many other programs, so be sure to see which one interests you the most!
Current Exhibits at Nueue Galerie
Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty
Weiner Werkstätte can be translated to Vienna Workshops, so this collection highlights the great works that came out of Vienna, Austria from 1903-1932. This pays great homage to the craftsmen and women and artists that made the beautiful city of Vienna full of life and culture.
The Permanent Collection
This collection features highlights from the earlier parts of the twentieth century in European culture. The current collection incorporates several notable Klimt portraits, like the painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) by Gustav Klimt.
Getting to the Neue Galerie
Experience the Neue Galerie via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!
Where to Stay in NYC:
Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all New York City has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!