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Guggenheim Museum

Most people come to a museum for the art inside. And with masterpieces on par with the Louvre, it doesn't disappoint. But the building alone is worth the trip. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the world's most unusual feats of architecture.
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is a nationally recognized landmark and one of the 20th century’s most significant and unusual architectural structures. Whether the museum’s contents are as impressive as the exterior remains to be decided by the individual visitor, but it is certain that you will not leave this building without feeling a new-found sense of awe and respect for the great artists whose priceless masterpieces are housed within.

Calder, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso and van Gogh are all here on permanent display. The Guggenheim’s astonishing galleries are home to the works of Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, and Renoir. From Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, to sculpture and the Avante Gardes, this museum truly has it all and is an art-lover’s paradise.

Take in the magnificent colors and textures that make up the permanent collections of Guggenheim, such as Peggy Guggenheim, The Thannhauser Collection, The Karl Nierendorf Estate, The Bohen Foundation Gift, the Panza Collection, and others. Visit such special temporary collections as “The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from 1910-1918”, which teaches lessons about history and social psychology in its display of the art that emerged preceding The Great War. “The Deutsche Bank Series: Found in Collection”, another special exhibit, is a multi-media study of the artistic relevance of language and translation and is fascinating even for those who don’t claim to have a love of art.

The Guggenheim is a truly international art house, and while New York is certainly its masthead, the museum also holds collections in Venice, Bilbao, Berlin and Abu Dhabi, allowing the museum a global flavor and keeping it totally relevant and unrivalled in the art world.

The Guggenheim Museum is unique in that it does not subscribe to standard museum layout, which arranges artwork by genre, instead opting to display the art holistically and in a way that does historical justice to the individual pieces and the collection as a whole. Anyone with even a remote interest in art would be remiss to skip this world-famous art institution. You don’t have to travel to Paris to see the works of the great masters—they are right here on display in the cultural hub of the United States, and a visit to the Guggenheim is the perfect opportunity to spend a day reveling in their splendor.

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special with the lights, rest is boring
By Nathan from Belgium on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Guggenheim Museum:

great to spend an hour relaxing downstairs. For taking special shots you can use as profile pictures it's an original spot as well! But there's nothing to see at the museum itself, unless you are an expert in art

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Loved it!
By Steve Verified Reviewer from Long Beach, CA on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Guggenheim Museum:

This was an amazing experience! We went to see the Kadinsky exhbit but ended up really enjoying the entire museum. I highly recommend it!

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Guggenheim Museum Details

Phone: 212-423-3500
1071 5th Ave. at 89th St.
New York, NY 10128
Sunday-Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Last ticket is issued 30 minutes before closing.

A few times throughout the year, the Guggenheim Museum welcomes new exhibits and must close to the general public for installation. Please visit the museum website to check for closures. Children under 12 recieve free general admission with a paying adult. Therefore, child cards do not need to be scanned for entry. Saturday, from 5:45 pm-7:45 pm is Pay What You Wish and is a busy time for the museum with a long wait time. Please plan accordingly.

Thursdays and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

1071 5th Ave. at 89th St.
New York, NY 10128
Public Transportation
By Subway: 4, 5,or 6 train to 86th St
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Discounted parking available at Impark Parking (40 E 89th St) and Sylvan Parking (60 E 90th St). Validate your parking ticket at the Membership Desk.

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Present your Go Select Pass at the Information Desk (1071 5th Ave. at 89th St.) for express entry.

*Be sure to get your Go Select Pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions

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