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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  • This museum filed under all essential to see guides is absolutely not to the height. Don't come the last day if you stay a week in NY and even dispense. So much space lost to objects without interests and who do not even have their place in such a museum. Some beautiful paintings in a small part of the Museum. The tour is up around this building in circles (see photos). Or so we came during execrable temporary exhibitions.
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  • I've always wanted to see the Guggenheim––never had time––and finally I had time as a tourist. Without a doubt it's the finest museum I've ever been too––and I've been to many all over the world––the ...  more »
  • Beautiful architecture and beautiful art. Did not enjoy the clapping with one hand exhibition but everything else was perfect! Very helpful staff also.  more »
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  • We stopped by last year, specifically to see this beautiful building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It's every bit as aesthetically pleasing as you think it'll be, and the inside design lends itself beautifully to displaying the artworks on show. The feeling of light and space inside is amazing... I thought that outside, although beautiful, it looked really small and compact. There are cleverly hidden restrooms and a lovely little cafe to rest a while in. There's also a shop which sells all things Guggenheim and more. I was lucky enough to have my other half buy me a red Maia Luz red bobble bag. 😀
  • 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.
  • Great place. It's a must. It's a perfect little museum. Great to see everything in just an hour or two. Perfect area. The gift shops are very nice. A perfect mix of contemporary and modern art
  • The building itself inside and out is artwork in itself. It usually exhibits modern contemporary art and I'm not always a fan. But if you're into architecture, then come visit. If you are traveling to New York and only have 4 days to spare or on a budget, then I would skip this museum entirely. I would rather go to the MET and Cooper Hewitt Design museum or I think it's called New York History museum. They are all in walking distance from one another
  • Came here for architectural masterpiece from Frank Lloyd Wright and it didn't disappoint. The building and spaces inside are amazing. It is worth a visit to purely walk from the bottom to the top via the ramp. If you're not so much into architecture I would suggest you check which exhibition is on as the one which was running while we went wasn't to our liking.
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