Neighborhood Feature: Neue Galerie New York and Cafe Sabarsky
The Lowell’s Upper East Side neighborhood and 5th Avenue holds such museum stalwart treasures as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, however, if you’re looking for a more intimate experience that’s uniquely niche and off the beaten path (but not geographically) spend an afternoon exploring the Neue Galerie at the corner of East 86th Street and Fifth Avenue.
The Neue Gallerie exclusively features early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design with an accompanying shop and two cafe spaces. The gallerie’s principle goals center around bringing a sense of perspective to German culture of the period and introducing American audiences to its scholarly and aesthetic qualities. Current exhibitions include “Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925” and “The Modern Poster in Germany” both running until February 10, 2014.
BONUS: Café Sabarsky (named after museum co-founder Serge Sabarsky) comes highly recommended as an excellent Upper East Side spot for the power lunch devotee. Lunch reservations are reserved for museum members only, however dinner reservations are open to the public. Café Sabarsky also hosts frequent cabaret, chamber, and classical music performances.
Photo Credit: Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York
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