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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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Reviews
Modern and iconic architecture ~ great design and function "inside and out". Nice tempory exhibition with a good perminant exhibition too. more »
Spezielles Gebäude und die Ausrichtung der Kunst und deren Geschichte. Sehr touristisch vermarktet. Sonderausstellung über Michael Stewart war beeindruckend und stimmt einem danach sehr nachdenklich. more »Special building and the orientation of art and its history. Very touristically marketed. Special exhibition about Michael Stewart was impressive and makes you very thoughtful afterwards.
I love the Guggenheim. A lot of it was closed due to a new exhibition, but it is more the architecture than the art that attracted me to the place. That said you could certainly see the new exhibition from the other side of the ramps where you could go! The building is somewhat smaller than I expected but is absolutely gorgeous design. I really enjoyed my time here. It was like a peaceful oasis in the depths of New York.
This is a really nice, modern museum I've been into! The staff were nice and welcoming in this place. The souvenirs at this place are really nice to keep (I got some cute Guggenheim museum-shaped mugs). The art of geometry was nice to see, but there are also a lot of other stuff inside. If you have children, beware, because there are some inappropriate content in this museum (e.g. private body parts). Otherwise, enjoy!
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