Last night, Consul General David Gill had the honor of presenting Renée Price the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Once described to the Consul General as “a remarkable person from the art scene in New York, a woman of style and knowledge, the director of a small but unique museum, the guard and presenter of some of the most beautiful paintings in the world – and besides all of this: a wonderful person”, Ms. Price has become part of a group of extraordinary people who have earned merits for our home country and its reputation.
With the Order of Merit, Germany recognizes Ms. Price’s commitment to bringing about a better understanding of German art and culture in New York. With the design and development of the Neue Galerie, she has played a crucial role in shaping and increasing the reputation of German art and culture not only in the city but also internationally. Ms. Price has worked tirelessly to foster transatlantic cultural ties between the people of the United States of America and Germany by maintaining an awareness of art and culture.