The Neue Galerie New York (German: "New Gallery") is a museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design located at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. It is one of the most recent additions to New York City's famed Museum Mile, which runs from 83rd to 105th streets on Fifth Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The Neue Gallerie is small but select - it has a strong core collection of Austrian art from the "fin de siecle" - Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele are well-represented with both paintings and drawings. There are also temporary and visiting exhibitions - I saw an interesting show about early 20th century German photography while I was here.
The Neue Gallerie is a relatively new addition to the NYC Museum Scene, and many people are still unaware of it. (The main contributor to the museum was the cosmetics millionaire Ron Lauder. Good to see Civic Spirit still working here!) I strongly recommend the Cafe Sabarsky inside as well.
The Neue Galerie is just down the street from the Met and has wonderful exhibitions of German and Austrian art. the building itself is an old Vanderbilt mansion and luxurious beyond imagination. You can dine on great German and Austrian food at the Cafe which makes you forget you are in New York and think you are in an elegant Vienna tea room