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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City
(2.9/5 based on 3,800+ 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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  • This museum cannot be missed because there is always something interesting and something that stimulates the speeches and opinions. These days there are exposed the paintings of agnes martin, the Golden Cabinet and usable by cattelan (with the caretaker stationary in front of the door that controls access) and an exhibition within the framework of Chinese culture. Clear that who on the one hand those for another exit and continue to talk about what you saw. In the store there are many wonderful items to buy including stands a rag to clean with the inscription: "modern art = couldn't do it too + Yes, but you didn't." Gorgeous!
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  • The building alone is worth a visit. I could not believe this iconic, modern looking building has been open since 1959! There is a great collection of art, plus a changing exhibition on the spiral wal...  more »
  • The building itself is way cool. The ramp goes up all the way to the top with super cool views and photography is allowed without flash. The "art" itself is garbage. Frames of all sizes filled with no...  more »
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  • Interesting architecture. The exhibitions were okay. I liked early modern art work. The securities were very intense. I think the museum itself was the most interesting piece of art there.
  • This is an amazing museum. What the collection lacks in size, it more than makes up for in quality. And of course the building itself is iconic. A little pricey but worth it. Pro tip: if you are going here to see a specific piece (eg. starry night) make sure to find out if it's on display before heading in.
  • Audio guides are incomplete, and the personal is unknowledgeable and unhelpful. Moreover, those pictures with information has them in small font, and are difficult to read from the "security" distance. Very disappointed, thought the building is an undisputed masterpiece.
  • Visited on a Saturday evening, when it's pay-as-you-want. There was a long line when I got there 40 minutes before opening and the line grew even longer as time passed. And this was on a cold, rainy day. I was disappointed for the most part. I do not understand why Agnes Martin's work, consisting mostly of lines and patterns, would be considered exemplary art. Any amateur artist could have easily produced her work, maybe even better. None of the colorful words used to describe her art would hide the fact that it is uninspiring and dull. There was a video of her working, which was equally uninspiring. I found my visit to be a complete waste of time.
  • This is a memorial building by Frank Lloyd Wright that has had a lot of structural problems due to it's imaginative, if not structurally ideal, design. But what is most important here, is the art it houses-art you will see no where else, art which may make you cry, evoke emotions and feelings of nostalgia, so carefully handpicked these masterpieces of modern art, that occasionally you look up to realize it all does really tie together and even failure is important and worthy. Trying g is everything!