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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. 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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  • Guggenheim is to be visited if only for its iconic modernistic design. There's a small permanent collection with many well-known names and it's nice and bite-sized, which I appreciated after seeing ot...  more »
  • The non objective art on display at the Solomon R Guggenheim gallery was particularly moving for me as I connected with the turmoil and dreaded conflict that was present at the time these artists crea...  more »
  • I'm usually not one for art as they just seem like pretty pictures and all but some of this art "spoke to me" as I went through. Go do this when in New York City.  more »
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  • The architecture design by Frank Lloyd Wright is jaw dropping. Such a tread to be able to explore this building and experience it. There are always rotating exhibits as well as permanent items. The most recent art piece that made me giggle was the solid gold toilet you can actually use. They do offer student discounts and are open late on certain days. Not to be missed when visiting NYC. Located just across from Central Park.
  • Loved the modern art encapsulated in an artistic facility. The structure allows a free flow for the patrons in an airy environment. The collection itself is an excellent mix of masters. Every piece excites. The staff was courteous. The museum has a coat room, eatery, and many rest rooms. There are two shops that vary slightly but both have a range of gifts at multiple price points.
  • Amazing contemporary pieces including works from the likes of Kandinsky, Pollock, and more. The museum itself is art, allowing you to progress through each part of the museum in an order that allows you to see all it has to offer. I especially liked the creative piece, Cattalan's "America", the solid gold 18kt functional toilet, located in one of the normal bathrooms around the fourth floor. All in all, this art museum provides a different approach to looking at art, a unique experience I recommend for those of all ages.
  • An absolutely amazing piece of work by one of the greatest american architects to ever live. Filled with fantastic art from all eras to entertain any group of people. I went during the pay-what-you-want period on Saturday and even though the line was long it moved very quickly and the interior of the museum was not crowded at all.
  • The architecture design of the building seems more appealing than the way how the artwork are place. The artwork isn't an issue, but it's the way how it place as well as the lack of description at times that makes it less enjoyable than it should be. To be fair, it has been here for a long time so it still a time less design but the interior can uses some work.

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