Friday, January 23, 2015

Neue Galerie, New York

This afternoon in New York we walked across Central Park to the
Neue Galerie, a small and elegant museum dedicated to the arts of Vienna in
the early 20th century. The Shiele exhibit was utterly fascinating.
Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is the most important work in the
collection. Recently regained by the Bloch-Bauer family after a long struggle,
the painting was purchased by Ronald Lauder for the Neue Galerie.
The museum cafe specializes in Viennese treats, with whipped cream of course.
The Klimttorte (lower right) is decorated with gold.
The Sachertorte (upper right) is traditional.
At the cafe. Unfortunately there is no photography in the splendid rooms of
the museum, which is in a 5th avenue mansion.
Earlier in the day, we shopped at B&H photo and spent a few hours at the American Museum of Natural History.


Jens Zorn said...

When looking at B&H, a voice within whispers "There is no memory so bitter as that of temptation successfully resisted."

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Mae,
It thrills me to know you got to enjoy so many sights, sounds and aromas of NYC.

Thank you so much for sharing...