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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  • The main problem that has the Museum is content. The Eastern works are unattractive to Westerners... On the other hand, the positive aspect of the Museum is its architecture cicular to provide travel.
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  • We arrive and there was nothing to queue at the entrance ... really cool! Pity that then once inside tell us that because jobs cannot use whole interior staircase and some parts are closed to the public ... for the gold by Cattelan there was instead a row (especially Japanese) infinite ... in just over half an hour We visited that you could see and we walked out.
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  • Arriving in front of the Museum has been hit by the imposing and singular rounded structure! Within the ramps to ascend to higher levels follow the structure to find herself inside a circle. On the day of our visit, in addition to the permanent exhibitions, the Museum hosted an exhibition on China (extravagant). Fixed works can be admired Picasso, Degas, Gauguin, Brancusi, etc.. Ticket price is $25 per person without city pass, maybe a little expensive for what it offers!
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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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