The Neue Galerie Museum preserves and showcases 20th century artwork from Germany and Austria. Located at 86th street and Fifth Avenue in New York, part of famous Museum Mile which covers 83rd to 105th streets on Fifth Avenue.
The museum is housed in beautiful mansion which was designed by Carrere and Hastings famously known for also designing New York Pubic Library. It's very small and under appreciated, despite having some wonderful collections, and has been overshadowed by other Museums in New York City.
The museum is divided into 2 sections. The second floor showcases spectacular artwork from the early twentieth century of Austria. It hosts fine artwork from world renowned artists like Gustav Klimy, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele and Wiener Werkstaette. It also features art from Josef Hoffmann, Kolomon Moser and fine furniture designed by Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner. Highlights of this section include Portrait of Baroness Elisabeth Bachofen-Echt, The Dancer, by Gustav Klimy, Stein on the Danube by Egon Schiele.
The third floor presents German Art by artists including Vasily Kandindky, Paul Klee, Ernst Lidwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann and many more. Painting and furnishing of twentieth century including chair by Adolph Loos, mother of pearl marquetry by Edmund Josef Wimmer- Wisgrill, Self-Portrait with Horn by Max Beckmann are some highlights of this section.
In addition the museum also has a book store which offers books on art, literature from Austria and Germany. You can also buy jewelry, crystals and other objects based upon designs of various artists from Museum's Design Shop. Cafe Sabarsky located on first floor of museum serves delicious Viennese cuisine along with splendid views of Central Park to visitors.
Remember children under the age of 12 are not allowed inside the museum and children between 12 to 16 are only allowed with an adult.