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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

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2.9/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on your holiday in New York City, and find out what else New York City has to offer, use our New York City vacation route planner.
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  • We had our many presented of this museum. The building itself is fantastic and there are a few rooms with paintings where we love. Only was it there so crowded that you could see almost nothing of the paintings. The rest of hung with museum filled with paintings by Agnes Martin, a lot of white and grey paintings and if you've seen five, I am now done with it. According to me, this was a record for us visit to a museum and then $ 25 pp for less than an hour best a kind of bad buy. Tip: ask so here before you buy tickets or an exhibition is and by whom.
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  • A great building but very difficult to navigate especially for a restroom and if you don't like the main exhibit that is showing there isn't that much else to see. Glad we went but not sure we would g...  read more »
  • The Guggenheim Museum is the invaluable sum of a modern, aesthetically impressive and superfuncional building over the exquisite works. Chopped, Cezane, Gauguin among others is displayed within the best layout I know. The works not are significant in number but if in its quality. Cute Shop of memories with great style. Cafeteria impeccable. System screen cell type that is activated by the proximity of the artwork with text and explanatory audio free. Not to be missed. Not to be missed. Rewarding.
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  • The worst Guggenheim museum I have visited, and would not recommend to anyone. Both Venice and Bilbal, to name but two, are much better. Closes for new entrants an hour before stated closing times, and I was told by security guy 'my job is more important than you' - I get the point but not good customer service. Especially when we returned two days later we watched a family of 4 be allowed to pay for tickets and enter at 5:30pm !!! Shocking. If someone is prepared to pay the full entry fee for 15 minutes that's their choice - but it shouldn't be one rule for one and another rule for someone else. There weren't many displays, even Venice was much bigger. But the biggest problem was the staff, so rude. Funny thing was the security checking, despite being a very serious task. Bag was opened and all the contents searched and we had a security wand waved over us - good you might think, but the shop linked directly into the ticket hall and so people could enter the museum without going through security checks at all - and when I pointed this to the security staff they just laughed and said yes we know - mad.
  • Beautiful museum structure, terrible curating staff. They should all be fired for being so dull. The Guggenheim has some of the most amazing pictures ever created and you can't even see them because they put on the most inane and stupid exhibitions. I suspect they think they are very clever and so modern but the staff are far more like the courtiers from fable "The Emperor Has No Clothes".
  • Loved it. One of the famous landmarks in NY. Very touristy place. Word of advice, get a yearly membership and get more value for your money. You get discounts as well on future events there and you don't wait in the long lines with the rest of the tourists.
  • There was many different art forms on display when I went: paintings, sculptures, videos... However, the art displayed here was paled by the beautiful architecture. The building looks very unique from the outside. The main path to the galleries is a slope that circles around the main atrium so it's accessible. There are stairs and an elevator hidden away.
  • So much has been written about the Solomon Guggenheim museum in New York. What to add? The permanent collection is rather small (although very valuable, with masterpieces from Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso and others. The temporary exhibitions are usually interesting. But eventually the superstar of the visit is the building itself: Frank Lloyd Wright at his best, for a design that still today looks looks visionary.
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