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GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM 1900-1930: MASTERPIECES FROM THE NEUE GALERIE COLLECTION

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© Courtesy of Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art
GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM 1900-1930: MASTERPIECES FROM THE NEUE GALERIE COLLECTION

1048 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
February 7th, 2013 - April 22nd, 2013
Opening: February 7th, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.neuegalerie.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
museum@neuegalerie.org
PHONE:  
(212) 628-6200
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat-Mon,Thu11-6; Fri 11-9

DESCRIPTION

The Neue Galerie presents important works of German Expressionism from its permanent collection. The exhibition examines themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the nineteenth century.

The engagement of these artists with the zeitgeist of the early twentieth century in Germany led them to paint emotionally charged, often contrasting scenes. On display will be both lively depictions of cabaret and circus culture, as well as cityscapes of lonely, alienating Berlin streets. Among the artists whose works will be on view are Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, August Macke, Hermann Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.