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Guggenheim Museum

Location: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

Situated in one of the most premium buildings at the iconic location on the Fifth Avenue and East 89th Street, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s collection has prized possessions and pieces, including works from Picasso, Kandinsky and Miró. The museum always hosts innovative exhibitions in its cylindrical building that has a spiral ramp in the interiors to give a unique experience of the layout and display of the artwork to its visitors.

The Guggenheim Museum New York is an amalgamation of a cultural center, an educational institution, and an international network of museums. Visitors not only experience some great exhibitions of modern and contemporary art but can also witness the lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings. There are multiple classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries. Devoted to the art of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum NY is a collection of early modern masterpieces and is a growing institution in popularity and art culture.

Architect Frank Llyod Wright was appointed in 1943 to design the Museum of Non-Objective Painting established by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939. Six months after his death, the iconic building was opened to the public on October 21, 1959. It is considered to be one of his finest work in his later part of the career, a unique architecture and a modern monument for the presentation of contemporary art.

Guggenheim Museum was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2008 and was nominated to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List by the United States in 2015.

We highly recommend these two Guggenheim Museum exhibits that you may not want to miss:

Woman with Yellow Hair (1931), Pablo Picasso

A beautiful depiction of Marie-Thérèse Walter by Picasso, as she lays her head on an arm that looks like the sensual extension of her locks. Picasso often depicted her while she slept to capture her in the most intimate and vulnerable state.

Black Lines (1913), Vasily Kandinsky

One of the first truly abstract painting in art history, this piece is a result of the deliberate slow rollout, according to Guggenheim. Kandinsky knew where he was headed before beginning this canvas of abstract art, but he was worried about public reactions. His paintings had a connection that led a representation of sequence before giving out altogether this one as the final art.

The Guggenheim Museum NYC is open on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Tues is the late night and the hours are from 10 am to 9 pm. Sat hours are from 10 am-7:45 pm, and between 5-7: 45 pm you may pay whatever you wish ($10 is suggested) to enter. Regular admission is $25 per person.

Please note: The Museum is closed on Thursdays!

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To visit the Guggenheim NYC, hop on our Uptown & Harlem tour and hop off at Stop #25, it is right there!


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