Neue Galerie New York: Munch and Expressionism

February 25, 2016

Neue Galerie New York: Munch and Expressionism

Two Human Beings (The Lonely Ones), 1896 by Edvard Munch
Street, Dresden, 1908 by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
The Scream, Pastel on board in the original frame. 1895 by Edvard Munch

We were in New York on business recently and had some free time to fit in something fun on a Monday afternoon. The Scream was on exhibit at the Neue Galerie and we found it too good of an opportunity to pass up. We didn't know anything about this place going in, but the moment we got there we knew we were  going to experience something extraordinary. 

The space itself is really beautiful and quite small for a museum of it's caliber. Don't let the size fool you! The collection here is amazing. I found myself wishing that more museums were like this. It almost feels as if you are casually touring someone's home. It wasn't overcrowded or noisy and they have a strict no photography policy...which means people aren't clamoring in front of each piece with their phones taking photos. Hallelujah! I found it SO refreshing to put my phone away and actually focus on the artwork in a quiet space. (If you've ever gone to MoMA and tried to see Van Gogh's The Starry Night or The Louvre to see the Mona Lisa you know exactly what I mean!)

This is a place we will go to again and again when we visit NYC. They also have a great little cafe where you can order a coffee and desert afterwards. Highly recommend!

Munch and Expressionism runs February 18-June 13, 2016. Curated by Expressionist scholar Dr. Jill Lloyd at the Neue Galerie New York.

The famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt (below) is part of their permanent collection.

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klint
Neue Galerie

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