Alone on a wall in a narrow, blue-painted room on the Neue’s third floor hangs a pastel copy of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Other walls sport drawings, paintings and prints by Expressionists—Erich Heckel, Egon Shiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, and others—who were deeply influenced by the Norwegian artist of the preceding generation. “Munch and Expressionism” crams a lot of work into the Neue’s elegant galleries: nearly fifty pieces by Munch himself, and dozens by German and Austrian artists who admired his spiritually, sexually, and emotionally brazen landscapes and portraits. The most fascinating part of the show is the room dedicated to Munch’s experiments with woodcut printing techniques. Here you can see how Munch pieced together separate segments to make multicolored prints, and used the grain of the wood to his own expressionistic advantage. —Leigh Anne Miller
Pictured: Edvard Munch: Madonna, 1895, 1912-13, colored lithograph in black, red and light olive green, and sawn woodblock or stencil in blue on light golden Japan paper. 23â? by 17â?? inches. â?? 2016 Artists Rights Soceity (ARS), New York. Courtesy Neue Galerie, New York.