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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  • Very good museum, but pricey for what it offers. I live in London and many museums are free, so I guess I’m used to having access to awesome Art for nothing. The building’s architecture is stunning th...  more »
  • Visited for the first time with two of my frienda and we were completly in awe. The building by itself is a masterpiece and the Hilma af Klint exhibition is a must see visit even if you don't know any...  more »
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  • My favorite type of art is by far realism and I didn’t see too much of that in the Guggenheim. I actually think that’s a good thing, though, because I was able to see a lot of sculptures and other types of paintings. Another cool tidbit about the exhibits is that they follow the stages of each artist’s career. You can see the difference in works between Picasso’s blue and red phases, which is very intriguing. Regardless of the actual exhibits in the museum, the architecture of the Guggenheim is cool, and well laid out. I enjoyed being able to walk through the spiral and check out all of the exhibits, and once you move up a level you can peer down at the exhibits you’ve already seen. I had a great time here, and the museum definitely opened me up to other art forms!
  • Easy entry any time of day, not crazy crowded. Take note: they do not allow rolling full size luggage, only bags or packs. Amazing architecture on the building itself, exhibit space was smaller than I expected as a result of its unique construction however (and the bathrooms are weirdly cramped) High quality compelling art on display and a quiet and mature atmosphere compared to some larger art museums. If you're an art buff who doesn't like massive crowds and clueless tourists you'll love it, if you're a tourist looking for an all day art and culture crawl the Met will dominate this place.

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