Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

World heritage site · Art Museum · Museum
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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  • Highway robbery. This place is not worth $25. There are more things to see in the gift shop than the whole exhibits combined.Im not exaggerating about that. This is far the WORST museum I’ve been to....  more »
  • From what I had learned about this museum in the past was that they used to have thousands of art pieces all along the walls of the spiral ramp. That is all gone. One floor had a very small...  more »
  • This museum has been on my list for a long time, and I finally made a visit on a hot summer day. It's right by Central Park, and you can't miss the unique white architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright...  more »
  • Saturday nights 5:45-8 was pay what you wish to enter the museum. The line was long to gain admittance, but it moved fairly quickly. Recommendation is $10. We entered the museum and walked straight to the top. There were lots of visitors in attendance however there is plenty of room in between displays so the experience is quite lovely. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was beautiful inside and out. We really enjoyed this visit before dinner.
  • My 1st time visiting the Guggenheim and it was a pleasant experience. This museum isn't as over-whelming as The Met and the Philadelphia Museum of art with the endless maze of rooms. Even someone who loves art like me can feel like the bigger museums are too much. And of course the architecture is cool, too.
  • I wanted to visit this museum because I'd seen it in movies - it was worth the trip. The art is amazing and arranged in creative ways. Being able to see the other floors as you continue through the museum gives a new perspective around every corner. The 3rd floor cafe is a good place to stop and enjoy a beverage and snack. The outdoor food vendors offer many meal choices!
  • The building itself by architect Frank Lloyd Wright is impressive and an ideal place to show the Guggenheim collection and exhibitions. Inside you walk along a spiral way to the top of the building. You get easy access with the New York pass and even in summer this museum wasn't that busy. Although we didn't know a lot about contemporary and modern art, we definitely enjoyed the art pieces by Chagall, Modigliani, Picasso, Kandinsky, Manet... You don't need more than two hours two visit this museum.
  • “Art” museum. Horrible experience, ugly paintings that someone dares to call art. Random colors sprayed on a canvas is not art. Red painted canvas is not art. Two black circles on a slightly tilted frame is not art. A chair in the middle of the room is not art! I regret wasting my $18. Never coming back again and will tell others not to go there.

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