“Neue Galerie New York culminates its twentieth anniversary season with the opening of ‘The Ronald S. Lauder Collection,’ a major exhibition featuring approximately 500 works from the collection of the museum’s co-founder and President, many of which have never been on public display. On view at the Neue Galerie from November 11, 2022, through March 27, 2023, the exhibition provides unique insight into one of the finest private collections in the world and introduces visitors to the mindset of a passionate lifelong connoisseur of art, whose forward-thinking vision laid the groundwork for the museum.” — Neue Galerie
As described by Lauder, “In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, we are offering something that has rarely been done before—inviting our visitors to share in the full experience of my collection. Many of the works included in the exhibition appear in similar arrangements as in my home. This gives the visitor an unusual opportunity not only to see these extraordinary works of art, many of which have yet to be presented publicly, but also to experience the interactions they have with each other and the space. In essence, I am opening my doors for the public to understand the evolution of my collection. The exhibition traces why I became an art collector, why I acquired what I have, and shares these ideas with the public, which I think is a critical part of collecting and connoisseurship.”
Installation views of “The Ronald S. Lauder Collection” on view at Neue Galerie New York. Photos: Hulya Kolabas, courtesy of Neue Galerie New York.
“The Ronald S. Lauder Collection” is organized by curator Elizabeth Szancer for Neue Galerie New York. Tom Zoufaly designed the installation and Peter de Kimpe designed the exhibition.