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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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  • Having walked up alongside Central Park, I was a bit underwhelmed by the building. The circular spiral reminded me more of a multi-storey car park. When I got inside, I was even more underwhelmed. The...  more »
  • Since the building designed by Wright with its famous downhill walk would be a work of art even empty, this place is a must. Ours are always high, and the permanent collection organized. Place to be
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  • Walking north on 5th Avenue, I didn't see the telltale curve of this Museum until about two blocks away. It made me smile! I never tire of this building and the current (Nov. 2017) exhibit features th...  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!