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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 is simply known as "the Guggenheim." It is named for the philanthropist Solomon Guggenheim. The Guggenheim has an excellent collection of modern and contemporary art. However, it is... 
    This museum is simply known as "the Guggenheim." It is named for the philanthropist Solomon Guggenheim. The Guggenheim has an excellent collection of modern and contemporary art. However, it is...  more »
  • Mostly, you go to a medeum to see the exhibits. However, the Guggenheim is the showpiece; it is frequently said to be Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece. This museum is stunning, you should see it... 
    Mostly, you go to a medeum to see the exhibits. However, the Guggenheim is the showpiece; it is frequently said to be Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece. This museum is stunning, you should see it...  more »
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  • I've heard about this museum's architectural beauty but never had a chance to visit here. I loved how it was display artworks inside of the building and they had fantastic European collections (even though it was much less than what I expected). 'Alex Katz-Gathering' exhibition was ongoing which I wasn't crazy about but it was still worth to visit. I highly recommend you to visit here when your legs are not so tired because seeing all the artworks they displayed, you better walk from the top floor to the lobby. Overall, I was happy to visit here to see the beauty of its building. What a beautiful museum!
  • Terrific museum— a great mix of very recent and slightly older modern and contemporary art. The walk through the rotunda is a great way to explore the exhibits, and the architecture is lovely. The line to get in may go around the block, so advanced reservation is recommended. The queues are well managed, and they move fast. The staff is very helpful and professional.

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