Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

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Designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the building housing Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is as much a tourist draw as the collection of modern art located inside it. Named after and founded upon the private collection of its founder, the museum holds notable works by Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, and other modern masters. The building's spiral design recalls a nautilus shell, featuring continuous spaces that flow freely into one another. Wright ascribed symbolic meaning to the building's shapes, comparing its geometric forms to the ideas of infinity, unity, progress, and integrity. To learn more about the museum's distinct architecture and art, join a guided tour or download an interactive gallery app to your mobile device. Use our New York City online itinerary planner to visit Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I agree with others, the exhibits are overrated and the cost is steep. Go for the design of the building and works by Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne and Gaugin. Winding up from the later to earlier works... 
    I agree with others, the exhibits are overrated and the cost is steep. Go for the design of the building and works by Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne and Gaugin. Winding up from the later to earlier works...  more »
  • Mostly, you go to a medeum to see the exhibits. However, the Guggenheim is the showpiece; it is frequently said to be Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece. This museum is stunning, you should see it... 
    Mostly, you go to a medeum to see the exhibits. However, the Guggenheim is the showpiece; it is frequently said to be Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece. This museum is stunning, you should see it...  more »
  • This museum is honestly worth visiting for the architectural wonder that is the building, which was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It's bigger at the top than at the bottom, so... 
    This museum is honestly worth visiting for the architectural wonder that is the building, which was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It's bigger at the top than at the bottom, so...  more »
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  • Terrific museum— a great mix of very recent and slightly older modern and contemporary art. The walk through the rotunda is a great way to explore the exhibits, and the architecture is lovely. The line to get in may go around the block, so advanced reservation is recommended. The queues are well managed, and they move fast. The staff is very helpful and professional.
  • Really nice museum, if only from an architectural standpoint. Everything is on a spiral ramp that goes up and then on each floor there are rooms, which usually host an exhibition. Unlike the other museums, this is the only one that has kept the free offer ticket to enter, which is usually on Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. you still need to reserve your ticket online for free admission as well. It is definitely worth a visit, which lasts 1 hour, 1.5 hours at most.
  • I like the architectural layout of the museum, a one-of-a-kind experience. The structure itself is a work of art, just look at the photos I've taken! The artwork highlighted that week was okay. We enjoyed the cafe space and browsing in the souvenir shops!
  • I went 5 years ago to this museum and I didn't like the expositions too much in than time, or perhaps I was too young to appreciate it. But I'm so glad I got to visit the museum again, I liked the expositions a lot. They had a lot of contemporary artists but also some classics as Picasso, etc. In my opinion, one of the biggest work of art in this museum is the building itself, which with it ramp, cylindrical and white wall make you feel like you are in a shell 🐚 We got there first time in the morning and it was a medium size line so I recommend get there on time and be patient
  • The current exhibits include impressive works by Vasily Kandinsky, Jeanne C Jones, Gillian Wearing, and the Thannhauser Collection. The museum does a great job at controlling crowds and allowing visitors to take it all in at a good pace. Tickets (buy online to ensure speedier admissions) for two was $50 and seeing people support the arts, as we regain some sort of normal, was priceless. One of the best Sunday afternoons that we have had in New York City in over 2 years.

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