Neue Galerie

By Bobbie Leigh After seeing the Neue Galerie exhibition, Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909-1914, it is hard to imagine what these two gifted artists might have painted had they survived World War One.   Macke, who is barely known in this country, was killed in combat on the Western Front

By Bobbie Leigh “All art is erotic,” Viennese painter Gustav Klimt famously said.   Klimt loved many women, fathered some 14 children, and never married. Women as well as his art patrons and collectors apparently adored him.  Although he is said to have had many affairs, his true love, who may

By Bobbie Leigh “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937” is one of the most compelling and timely presentations the Neue Galerie has mounted since it opened in  2001. It is as much about politics and culture as mid-century art. According to Hitler, modern art demonstrated

By Bobbie Leigh Vienna  1895-1905  was  a  golden age of design in Berlin and Vienna. It had its stars—Josef Hoffman , Gustav Klimt, and Koloman Moser.  But today Moser is less well known than other champions of Secessionist art. The new show at the Neue Galerie in New York  should 

The Wright at The Guggenheim. By Bobbie Leigh New York City museums are catching up –- to Paris, which boasts the knockout George restaurant in the Pompidou, and to England's dazzling glass box of a restaurant on top of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum. The newest  New York  museum dining incarnations are