Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Art Museum
Carnegie Hill, New York
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    Tugce U.
    "Fall in love with James Turrell and Kandinsky"(25 Tips)
    George R.
    "America’s great architect Frank Lloyd Wright"(24 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    "unique spiral walkway."(21 Tips)
    Sarah N.
    "The architecture is awesome, and the exhibits are fascinating."(79 Tips)
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  • Tingheart icon on user image
    TingFebruary 18, 2016
    If u are an architecture buff, this is a must visit. I agree the architecture overwhelmes the art. I spent my first hour in awe with the interior space and hardly noticing the art!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 11, 2017
    really your experience seems to depend on how well you think the unique phenomenological format of the museum fits the show. but my god, encountering Agnes Martin's final painting here was a rush.
    Upvoted Jan 20
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    With its iconic, circular white building the Guggenheim presents important & extensive collections of impressionist,postimpressionist, & modern art, as well as showing the work of present-day artists.
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍January 13, 2022
    Been here 50+ times
    The Guggenheim Museum is one of NYC's greatest museums. The permanent collections are always exciting: get your fill of Kandinskys and Pollocks, admire a Picasso and a Mondrian. Food for the soul!
  • K-Þórır D.heart icon on user image
    K-Þórır D.October 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural dream rivals the concept-driven modern art exhibits inside the museum. Audio guide is a good option & get a look at the boosktore ♥
  • Harryheart icon on user image
    HarryJune 6, 2015
    Very impressive museum! Must see even if just for the building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The promenade with the various galleries and exhibitions is unique and very well thought out!
  • Ben G.heart icon on user image
    Ben GaspariniOctober 5, 2016
    I enjoyed the first floor the most. Museum includes Alexander Archipenko, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas and of course Vasily Kandinsky. They even had a city built out of cos cos.
  • Estephanía L.heart icon on user image
    Estephanía LJune 4, 2017
    Two times I came here and I can see awesome pieces of art. One was the personal collection of Peggy Guggenheim and the other was about the Group Zero (group of German artist about 50's-60's).
  • Damien B.
    Damien Basile 😈June 10, 2012
    Take the elevator to the top and work your way down. Walking down the spiral is much easier. Added bonus: you get to see all the art walking downstairs when leaving if it's closing time.
  • John A.heart icon on user image
    John ADecember 23, 2014
    Building is a wonderful space to view art. Stop on floor 3 or 4 and look across the rotunda - you can see all the art on every floor at once, while the people move up and down the ramps.
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    sMarch 13, 2019
    visited during the Hilma af Klint exhibit, absolutely amazing and incredibly good collection of art. The spiral architecture definitely adds to the experience. Definitely a must-see when in NYC
  • Camilo A.
    Camilo AngelAugust 2, 2021
    Amazing sets of Pollock and Picasso. Different from what you generally see elsewhere and from their mainstream artistic tendencies.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 29, 2017
    The museum is open late on Saturdays and offers a “Pay What You Wish” admission from 5:45-7:45 p.m., but note that it can get quite crowded. Read more
  • Angel Hana A.
    Angel Hana A.January 9, 2013
    Picasso Black and White is an on-going exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum to showcase Pablo Picasso's artworks in black and white throughout his prolific career from 1904-1971. Continues January 23.
  • Erika W.heart icon on user image
    Erika WohlMay 8, 2017
    Absolutely incredible! Come during one of the "pay what you want" Saturday evenings and get in line early, so you don't have to rush through the exhibits.
  • Susan S.
    Susan S.March 26, 2017
    On Saturdays from 5:45-7:45pm it is "pay as you wish" admission. Be prepared for a long line but it's worth it! Great Calder pieces!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 12, 2011
    The building itself is the main draw here, but don’t miss the exhibits, which are intellectually challenging and interesting. Closed on Thursdays!
  • Marmyheart icon on user image
    MarmyMarch 5, 2018
    If you want to see great paintings not great architecture, so visit nearby MoMA rather. However space of Guggenheim Museum is wow😇 And post stamps is possible to buy in convenience shop around corner
  • Sarah N.heart icon on user image
    Sarah NelsonApril 5, 2015
    The architecture is awesome, and the exhibits are fascinating. Visited in March 1998, when Art Honor Society @ WHS had their field trip. It was the perfect day, especially for me when I was just 15!
  • Mark H.heart icon on user image
    Mark HeyertFebruary 5, 2018
    One of the most beautiful museums in the world. Get here early during peak season. When they’re switching exhibitions you can see it all happen as there’s no backstage at this museum.
  • Geert B.heart icon on user image
    Geert BehetsMay 1, 2017
    I particularly like the flow through the museum as well as the location. Not to ignore us the art but this will of course be up to the collection at that moment and to personal taste
  • Doug W.heart icon on user image
    Doug WamplerJanuary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The main spiral provides a flow to viewing an exhibit that no other museum provides. An organic, but decidedly modern piece of thematic architecture. Don't miss the Aye Simon reading room.
  • Derrick Y.heart icon on user image
    Derrick YuDecember 7, 2017
    Definitely unique, in terms of both the art on display and the architecture of the museum itself. If you're a fan of modern art, plan to spend several hours checking out the collection.
  • Alexandros P.heart icon on user image
    Don't just stay in the magnificent exterior design of this place but visit the great modern art expo of Kazinsky and Picasso amongst others. Great museum shop in the ground floor.
  • cj f.heart icon on user image
    cj fitzgeraldMarch 20, 2018
    Iconic museum housing Guggenheim's collection of modern art, building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. To experience it as he intended, take the elevator up to the top, then the ramp down.
  • Gregory F.heart icon on user image
    Gregory FisherJanuary 21, 2019
    Buy your tickets online the day before, especially if you’re planning to visit when it’s particularly hot or cold outside, as the line for new tickets is 99% on the street.
  • Wael H.heart icon on user image
    Wael HazzaziJune 22, 2018
    If you're not into art, at least come here for the building. Fascinating from the inside and outside. Buy the ticket online and walk all the way to the top.
  • citizenM
    citizenMApril 4, 2016
    A great place for people watching any day. Check out Vasily Kandinsky's 'Amsterdam View from the Window' and be transported to a different time and place. Read more
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    This incredible structure is one of the most architecturally unique buildings in New York City, and the art it holds inside is just as varied and unique. Read more
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoJuly 29, 2017
    The Guggenheim Museum in New York City took Wright for 16 years to complete (1943–1959) and is probably his most recognized masterpiece. Its interior is similar to the inside of a seashell.
  • Kathryn A.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn AndersonFebruary 5, 2017
    I would visit this museum every trip to NY. The architecture itself is phenomenal. And the rotating exhibits are always thought provoking which is something I value in art.
  • Eleniheart icon on user image
    EleniMarch 24, 2016
    The best museum I've ever visited ! The design of the building makes it very friendly to people . You will enjoy your visit!
  • annlouheart icon on user image
    annlouNovember 22, 2015
    Beautiful architecture. Enough reason to go. The Tannhauser Collection is also good...nice pieces of Picasso and Gauguin. But the rest was not that interesting in my opinion.
  • Zara K.heart icon on user image
    Zara KhanAugust 22, 2018
    The Iconic structure by Frank Llyod Wright and fantastic permanent art collection. An absolute must!
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannApril 5, 2021
    Iconic building and institution that never gets old and always feels like a breath of fresh air when you visit. Start at the top and work your way down.
  • Green is Universal
    Green is UniversalNovember 11, 2011
    Frank Lloyd Wright designed this building with nature in mind. In addition to his use of organic shapes, the artist also helped advocate for its location across the street from Central Park.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 28, 2013
    Hidden behind the wall at the first bay near the rotunda is a ceramic tile mural done by Joan Miró. The work was commissioned by museum trustee Harry F. Guggenheim in 1963 to honor his late wife. Read more
  • N A.heart icon on user image
    N AvedisSeptember 8, 2018
    I think one of the experiences is just to be in the building, because it is really cool. However, you have to be lucky to land on an interesting exhibition.
  • Daniel L.heart icon on user image
    Daniel L.November 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Unlike a lot of other museums, grabbing a free audio tour (yes - free) is worthwhile to learn more about the art. Descriptions are brief in postings if any at all.
  • Deborah F.heart icon on user image
    Deborah FerdinandOctober 12, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Great exhibits, Friendly staff and a decent restaurant too Be sure to check out the “After Dark” soirées here on certain Friday evenings featuring a new exhibit, cash bar and a DJ.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RovigMarch 9, 2019
    Start at the bottom because the art is in chronological order. Discounted admission for veterans. Huge line Saturdays approaching 5pm, because you pay what you want for admission.
  • Art L.heart icon on user image
    Art LAugust 11, 2017
    start at the top and make your way down and don't forget to stop off at the solid gold toilet!
  • James P.heart icon on user image
    James PantherJune 20, 2017
    Stop by to admire the architecture and then wander inside to appreciate the art. It's an iconic building.
  • Evan C.heart icon on user image
    Evan ChenAugust 9, 2014
    This museum have a great selection of contemporary art collections. The interior reminds me of an toilet They do carry some impressionist pieces as well.
  • Krystle J.
    Krystle J.December 23, 2012
    Saturdays 5:45-7:45pm pay-what-you-wish admission. Will be crowded (so get there early) but it's also super cool to people-watch all the diverse art-lovers who pack the museum at this time.
  • JD M.
    JD MaloneOctober 6, 2014
    A great piece Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. The smaller staircases exhibit emerging artist and will also take away from the hustle that can exist at times through the main walk ways.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzDecember 21, 2014
    A must see even if you don't know a thing about contemporary art. There is a small room towards lower level with a few french impressionists works. Free on Saturdays 5:45-7:45
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CoatesNovember 2, 2017
    The building is stunning and strongly to be recommended. If you can, go when there’s an exhibition you’re interested in because the main collection is pretty small.
  • MuseumMileNYC
    MuseumMileNYCMarch 19, 2012
    Sundays at the Guggenheim are all about the kids. Explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators from 1-4pm. For families with children ages 3–10.
  • Cristian G.heart icon on user image
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 13, 2014
    Keep an eye out for their great exhibits - amazing museum in an equally amazing building. Take the elevator to the top and then walk on down.
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