Another show marking the centenary of the deaths of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele has opened at the Met Breuer until October 7, 2018. Titled Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection, the show is made up of a selection of some 50 erotic and evocative watercolors, drawings, and prints by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso whose subjects, except for a handful, will be nudes.
What’s up with these Vienna Secessionist shows? The Secessionists have been sprinkled with stardust in the art market recently which has never seen them so hot. Maybe it’s observing the joy of their provocative nudes during these canicular summer days! Maybe Klimt’s opportunistic relationships with his models has generated some #MeToo historical interest.
Whatever, it’s another way to beat the heat by retreating to the cool interior luster and cluster of these museums that are the Met Breuer, The Met itself and the Neue Gallerie. The Neue charges $20 admission, the Mets charge admission by donations from New Yorkers, $25 for outsiders and $12 for students (but one ticket gets you into all the venues, including The Cloisters).
Inside is the Flora Bar and the Flora Coffee for sustenance and refreshment.
Purchase special combination passes to The Met and other New York City attractions for one price, here.