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Neue Galerie - Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age/Guggenheim

  • Neue Galerie New York

    1048 Fifth Avenue (at 86th Street), New York, NY (map)

    40.781265 -73.960327

  • Meet in the lobby area, will wear the black and white scarf with music keys
  • We had such a fantastic time last year in NYC, I figured we would take another crack at it...An afternoon at the Neue Galerie and then a "Pay What You Can" evening at the Guggenheim, we will have dinner at the Neue Galeries CAFÉ SABARSKY between our museum visits. We can meet at the train station in Milford and take the train to Grand Central station, grab something quick to eat and refresh, before we make or way to the Neue on the subway. The Neue is a smaller museum, not taking much time, so combining it with a trip to the Guggenheim makes sense. The museums are a very short distance between the two, we will walk to the Guggenheim, wait in line for admission inside and enjoy the current exhibits there. This is a basic itinary which will make it easier for those to find us at various points through out the day. Members are certainly welcome to join us at any point to accommodate their own needs. Please read all details carefully, before posting questions. Be sure to check back often for updates to our plans, read through comments so you do not miss anything. I am trying to post details as specific as possible to avoid being a slave to my cell phone while there, hoping to have more time enjoying the museums and less time searching for people. More details to follow...

    Neue Galerie - Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918

    September[masked]- January 16th 2017

    General Admission $20

    - Senior Admission (65 and older) $15

    This exhibition examines the Klimt's sensual portraits of women as the embodiment of fin-de-siècle Vienna. The show is organized by Klimt scholar Dr. Tobias G. Natter, author of numerous publications about Gustav Klimt and the art of Vienna 1900, including the indispensable catalogue raisonnée of Klimt’s paintings, published in 2012. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through January 16, 2017.

    The exhibition includes approximately 12 paintings, 40 drawings, 40 works of decorative art, and vintage photographs of Klimt, drawn from public and private collections worldwide. Central to the exhibition will be the display of Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912), which are shown side-by-side for the first time since 2006. Adele Bloch-Bauer was an important Klimt patron and notably, the only subject the artist ever painted twice in full length.

    Highlights of the show include some of Klimt’s most important society portraits: Portrait of Szerena Lederer (1899), which portrays the woman who built up the most important Klimt collection of her era; Portrait of Gertha Loew (1902); Portrait of Mäda Primavesi (1912); Portrait of Elisabeth Lederer [masked]), daughter of Szerena Lederer; and the unfinished Portrait of Ria Munk III (1917). These major works cover the gamut of Klimt’s portrait style, from his early ethereal works influenced by Symbolism and the Pre-Raphaelite movement, to his so-called "golden style," as well as his almost Fauvist depictions.

    The influence of fashion design among society women in fin-de-siècle Vienna also plays a key role in the installation. Shanghai-based artist and designer Han Feng was commissioned to create three one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles inspired by prevailing styles of artistic reform dress and the designs of Emilie Flöge, an important Viennese fashion designer and Klimt’s muse. Special hats and style accessories by paper artist Brett McCormack also adorn full-scale mannequins located throughout the show.

    Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) was a central figure in the cultural life of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, and provided a crucial link between nineteenth-century Symbolism and the beginning of Modernism. Klimt’s iconic Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), on permanent display at the Neue Galerie, is accompanied by a significant group of preparatory drawings for the painting, which he created beginning in 1903. The show includes a unique historical reproduction (1951) of the mid-sixth century mosaic of Empress Theodora from the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy, which provided Klimt with an important point of inspiration for the first portrait of his patron Adele Bloch-Bauer.

    Also: "Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York" 

    September[masked]- January 16th 2017

    presents major works of German fine art and design from the permanent collection. The show is organized in honor of the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Neue Galerie New York, and will be on view through May 29, 2017.

    Getting there:

    Looks like a train from Milford station to Grand Centrl Station at  9:59 will get us there at 11:50.  We can grab something light at the station to eat and refresh then take the 4 train to Lexington/86th street. People can get on at whatever spot they want, this is a basic guide.


    4 Train Logo5 Train Logo6 Train Logo

    1. 4, 5 or 6 Train to 86th Street (at Lexington Avenue)

    B Train LogoC Train Logo

    2. B or C train to 86th Street (at Central Park West)

    Dinner at The Neue: CAFÉ SABARSKY Menu:

    At The Guggenheim

    "A pay what you can" evening

    The Guggenheim Collection

    April[masked] - February[masked]

    In gallery space newly devoted to the permanent collection, the Guggenheim is showcasing its rich holdings of early modernism. Featuring works by such artists as Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Joan Miró, and Piet Mondrian, this inaugural selection illustrates many of the radical approaches to art-making that developed across Europe and Russia in the second decade of the 20th century. The works on view show artists exploring the possibilities of abstraction and making some of the first forays into nonobjective painting. In doing so, these artists would leave a resounding impact on the course of modern art. These new approaches would also come to shape the ethos of Solomon R. Guggenheim’s collection; many of the works included in the gallery were acquired for the museum by its founder. Part of the core of the museum’s holdings, the selection on view offers a snapshot of this pivotal period and the many innovations that came out of it.

    And much more...

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  • Pamella

    How is the parking at the Milford train station--is I free on the weekends like West Haven?


  • Emmy

    Enjoy all, the Klimt show is wonderful.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Gladys T.

    Love NYC... cannot wait :)!!!

    1 · 6 days ago

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