From the Whitney to the Guggenheim, we bring you the inside scoop on which museum dining options are worth their salt, and which could stand to add a little more.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Painter of Modern Anxiety
Kirchner was the anti-Matisse.
Pioneers of German Expressionism Who Teetered on the Edge of Abstraction
With Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909-1914, the Neue Galerie implicitly argues that the two artists belong among the pantheon of Europe’s modern masters.
Art and the Ascent of the Third Reich
By returning to the details of life embedded in bodies, objects, and the earth, the artists featured in Before the Fall at Neue Galerie conveyed the hope that the world might reassemble itself.
Vienna’s Prodigal Son
The talent and tumult of Richard Gerstl’s work beg the question of what would have been had he not ended his life.
Rediscovering the Fin-de-siècle Austrian Artist Who Anticipated Expressionism
The first US retrospective of the works of Richard Gerstl provides a detailed profile of the painter who is known more for his tempestuous personality and his tragic death than for his artistic innovations.
Oprah Winfrey Sold Klimt Painting for $150M
Winfrey bought “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II” (1912) at Christie’s in 2006 for $87.9 million, which remains the auction record for a Klimt.
Surrendering to the Women of Vienna
The uncannily contemporary aspect of Gustav Klimt’s painting is that it was always in flux.
The Very Modern Portraits of Egon Schiele
The central question of portraiture is how to best turn its subjects inside out — how to best manipulate an inanimate medium so as to capture an animate sitter with a hidden history of invisible experience.
Painter, Interrupted: Losing Egon Schiele
Despite its inclusion of more than 130 works on paper and canvas, the ravishing retrospective Egon Schiele: Portraits, occupying the third floor of New York’s Neue Galerie, leaves you hungry. Not for more art, because there’s plenty of that, but for something else, something to make whole an ineffable absence — a deficit attributable not to the artist, nor to the exhibition or curator, but to time and fate.
In Search of Intimacy: Fall Museum Shows in New York
Skimming through various museum sites for their fall schedules, the first thing that caught my eye was a notice for The Art of the Chinese Album at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Many Lives of Degenerate Art
It’s not often that a museum gets to directly respond to front-page, bolded-headline media coverage with an exhibition that both nourishes the public’s curiosity about the reported phenomenon and expands the perception of it as well. Deliberately or otherwise, Neue Galerie couldn’t have timed it better.