Neue Galerie [Ger., = New Gallery], museum in New York City, specializing in early 20th-century fine and decorative art from Germany and Austria; est. 2001. One of the relatively small museum's two galleries is devoted to Austrian work, e.g., art by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka and design by Josef Hoffmann and Otto Wagner. The other gallery features the art of various German movements, e.g., Der Blaue Reiter, Die Brücke, and the Bauhaus, and German decorative art. The Neue Galerie was founded by art dealer Serge Sabarsky and cosmetics magnate Ronald S. Lauder, whose personal collections form the basis of its permanent collection.
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