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. 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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  • Don’t miss this remarkable stop when you are in town. Thoughtfully designed and well run bastion of art and culture.  more »
  • Go us intellectual liberals! Lovely museum and meaningful to the cultural output in the city. I support this institution - and its curator.  more »
  • I have never seen people so poorly treated as employees of this museum do. They are extremely crude and rude. There are many other places you can visit. I recommended avoiding this one.  more »
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  • I was anticipating to visit this museum because of it's unusual architecture and wide popularity. We visited in the week between Christmas and New year's so it was very busy, much more then usual. We waited in line for 40minutes. I highly recommend to get tickets online as there is a shorter line for those. I was not disappointed by the amazing architecture of the building. It is a great space, you can find bathrooms and drinking water fountains on every floor. We started walking from the top downwards which was the easiest and more natural way for me although the exhibition was setup to be viewed the other way around. We saw the exhibition Art and China after 1989 very political and society critical one.
  • This place reminds me that architecture is a work of art. The museum is just fabulous! Was there over Christmas and it was good. The audio guide works as GPS/ map and so when you are anywhere in the museum looking at a piece of art you can 'ping' and it tells you about it. Found it really handy especially in a group or if a particular piece of art or area is crowded, it means you can move on and come back to it. The history of China was on display as well as the museum pieces. Loved it! There is a cafe where you can buy a light meal as well as a restaurant which I assume requires a booking. Interestingly they only accepted cash? Might have been owing to the time being Christmas holiday time.
  • Great and quick to see. You will be the light that you see the amount of art that is available here. If you are smart enough you going to have a good time enjoying the museum. It is easy to explore because of the way that was designed. It's also very kids friendly. You will never regret coming to this place. Must see attraction in your next Visit New York.
  • Such Interesting architectural design with a lot of different expositions. See people around all the world enjoying different cultures and art expressions with a reasonable price. You can also buy city tours like New York city pass or similars to be allowed to enter into the museum. It's very close to Central Park and other iconic museums of New York city. At must to go place for everyone visiting the city.
  • I visited Chinese exhibition, not sure if it was my cup of tea. Check before you go, if you care. Because $65 is not cheep for 2. I'm an artist, so I got my inspirations anyway. Nice building. The concept is that you go all the way up via elevator to 6fl. And then walk down to spiral viaduct while looking at arts.

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