Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

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World heritage site · Art Museum · Museum
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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  • It is rare .in the world of museums for building to be better known than its contents, but that is the case with the Guggenheim Museum. Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's best-known modernist...  more »
  • Highway robbery. This place is not worth $25. There are more things to see in the gift shop than the whole exhibits combined.Im not exaggerating about that. This is far the WORST museum I’ve been to....  more »
  • Saturday nights 5:45-8 was pay what you wish to enter the museum. The line was long to gain admittance, but it moved fairly quickly. Recommendation is $10. We entered the museum and walked straight to the top. There were lots of visitors in attendance however there is plenty of room in between displays so the experience is quite lovely. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was beautiful inside and out. We really enjoyed this visit before dinner.
  • My 1st time visiting the Guggenheim and it was a pleasant experience. This museum isn't as over-whelming as The Met and the Philadelphia Museum of art with the endless maze of rooms. Even someone who loves art like me can feel like the bigger museums are too much. And of course the architecture is cool, too.

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