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Neue Galerie

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1048 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028 40.781449 -73.960498
at 86th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-628-6200 Send to Phone

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Thu-Mon, 11am-6pm; Tue-Wed, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.


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$20, $15 for seniors (65 and older), $10 for students and educators, free the first Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm (children under 12 are not admitted and children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult)

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The Neue Galerie, just a few blocks from the Guggenheim, offers a welcome (if small-scale) alternative to that tourist magnet's frequently suffocating crowds. Devoted to 20th century German and Austrian art, this compact museum is housed in a gorgeous 1914 mansion once occupied by a Vanderbilt and designed by Carrere & Hastings, the architects of the New York Public Library. The Galerie opened in November 2001 and has grown to host provocative, acclaimed exhibitions—such as 2015's "Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold"—and outreach programs (chamber music concerts, film screenings, and even cabaret). And as word continues to spread about this institution’s excellent art collection of works by Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, various Bauhaus artists, and many others, its two floors of elegantly installed galleries should draw the volume of visitors they deserve. The museum was the very personal project of two men: the late art dealer Serge Sabarsky and his dear friend Ronald S. Lauder, the New York billionaire of Estée Lauder fame and (family) fortune. They bought the building together in 1994 and set upon creating the museum within—a labor of love that Lauder carried on in earnest after Sabarsky's death in 1996. The Neue Galerie is particularly notable for the way in which it juxtaposes paintings and decorative arts to immerse viewers and transport them back in time. Also notable: the museum is, in its words, "engaged in ongoing research related to the ownership history, or provenance, of works in its collection"—that is, to make sure that none of its treasures were unlawfully "appropriated" by the Nazis.


Free audio tours available at the lower level, but guided tours must be arranged in advance. Call 212-628-6200.

A cool, original location for a wedding, the mansion offers several event spaces for couples to reserve. Mingle with your guests among the Klimts and Schieles on the two gallery floors, or take advantage of the intimate, speakeasy feel of Cafés Sabarsky and Fledermaus.