Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
3.5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The circular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is as much of a draw as the museum's collection of modern art.
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Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 86th St • 6 min walk
  • 96th St • 10 min walk
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  • Thomas K
    Copenhagen, Denmark858 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic building and museum
    Iconic building in New York. It is a popular site, make sure to book in advance, if not you risk waiting in line. Nice café with okay prices, and a great giftshop. I thought it was bigger, I was there 1 hour and feel I saw it all.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 May 2023
  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York865 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum!
    The museum is so cool! The outside of the museum itself is a piece of art. Although I didn’t really like the artist who was currently on display (GEGO), I liked the museum in general. My favorite was the modern French art section, which had paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, etc. There is also a cafe in the museum where I got a fresh fruit cup to refresh. On the top floors, there are Timelapses by Sarah Sze that are very cool and modern. And from anywhere in the museum, you can see the gorgeous ceiling and the ground floor. I highly recommend!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Martin J
    Windsor, United Kingdom62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family visit - not too short, not too long
    Great building - architecture invites you into the building as you progress up the various levels. For a family it was just about the right length as the 4 of us took between 60 - 90 minutes each to experience everything. Especially enjoyed the thematic nature, interactive photography (they actually ask you to use them for a couple of the exhibits) and the special Korean exhibition.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • NikaNumber1
    Royal Oak, Michigan6,598 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Going Dark. Korean art exhibit from the 1960-1970s too.
    It's good we got here when we did, as they are only open until 6PM today. Went Dark here at the Gugg for the day. I do enjoy the flow of this museum up the spiral gradual ramp. We did want to get a refreshment at the end of the visit, but they blocked it from guests well after 4PM and far enough from closing. It's good there are kiosks selling water and beverages right up front. I bought a Going Dark cap, several postcards for family and some blank card notes with the New Yorker magazine themed for my brother. Around $60 for entry and another $58 for postcards and a cap. A unique museum featuring mostly modern art. Houses some famous pieces as well or perhaps on loan.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Ross M.
    Los Angeles, California43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum, great disvovery
    This museum is a gem! I hadn’t planned to go there, because it’s not a very famous activity when you look for things to do in New York. Turned out it’s a beautiful, modern, well structured, estoneshing and surprising museum which is worth it! I recommend it, either you’re an art passionate or not, you’re gonna like it !
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Piero C
    Annapolis, Maryland527 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to the Frick instead
    The experience here surely varies with the exhibitions on view, but these in the main trace the execrable arc of the last 60 years, so one is forced to rely on the foundational Thannhauser’s impressive collection of early modernists to justify a visit over, say, the Frick; unfortunately, it cannot be said the collection displayed justifies such a choice, being rather thin in many facets. There was no Klee, no Austrians, few Germans, and a lot of second rate works by first rate Frenchmen, plus some early Picasso. Faced with the crowds and the annoying Wright design, which forces the viewer to undergo a linear experience, I would much have preferred to spend this time at a better museum.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 December 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Going Dark exhibition
    The current Going Dark exhibition is a fascinating take by dozens of artists on the idea of personal visibility (and invisibility) without our culture. Wonderful work by well-known artists like Carrie Ann Weems, Kerry James Marshall, Henry Willis Thomas, Glenn Ligon, Faith Ringgold and many other artists who may be revelations to you. And, of course, the permanent Thannhauser Collection is worth a visit itself for anyone interested in art of the early modernists.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Rich B
    Allen, Texas311 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not For Me
    I visited the Guggenheim today. I started on floor six and worked my way down. The most positive thing I can say is that it was definitely not my cup of tea. I thought most of the displayed “pieces of art” were depressing…which I guess was the point. Getting a cab outside the museum was quite easy.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 March 2024
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Berkogal
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I thankfully managed to get a discount code for this visit.
The building itself is interesting but apart from the first group of photos, the collections were a disappointment; particularly compared to the current Harlem collection at the Met. I was reminded more often than not of the artist Johnny on the Fast show.
A lot of rooms are closed and exhibits are sparse in places.

The cafe is ok.
The toilets leave a lot to be desired.

Could do better.
Written 28 March 2024
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TAP647
Chicago, IL517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Always a great experience. Unique modern artists and great permanent collection too. Love the rotunda and flow. Highly recommend.
Written 28 March 2024
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Iambic
Vancouver, WA484 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We have been to hundreds of art museums. The Guggenheim may be the most disappointing.

The building is lovely and interesting. It’s the best part of a visit.

The art is not. There is a small exhibit of early modern art (Picasso, Degas, etc.)—nothing nearly as robust as the Met or MOMA.

The problem with the main exhibit is that you have to read a page-long manifesto to understand that what you are looking at (a hood from a sweatshirt attached to a wall or a series of blurry photographs) is art and what the artist’s intent is.

The American Folk Art Museum is presenting a much more accessible and interesting exhibit on a similar subject: the erasure of Black Americans in American society and art.

There appear to be additional exhibit spaces in the Guggenheim, but they were closed. Other museums will reduce admission when they have parts of their space closed; the Guggenheim does not.
Written 27 March 2024
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V R
33 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The building itself was the highlight of the visit. The current exhibit, Going Dark, was dark and depressing. It occupied the entire spiral, and only took about an hour to go through, including reading all the signs. There was one room of impressionists and a couple rooms of very modern art, but the other rooms were closed. Very overpriced for such a short visit (especially compared with spending a whole day at one of the other museums in nyc.) *Tip: check out the museum website to see what the current exhibit is and make sure it’s something that sounds interesting to you because that will occupy the majority of your visit there. It’s really not worth the price otherwise.
Written 23 March 2024
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Sharon W
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Going Dark exhibition was excellent.
Building architecture is very cool both inside and out.
Surprising number of Picasco's was a bonus
Written 13 March 2024
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Rich B
Allen, TX311 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I visited the Guggenheim today. I started on floor six and worked my way down. The most positive thing I can say is that it was definitely not my cup of tea. I thought most of the displayed “pieces of art” were depressing…which I guess was the point. Getting a cab outside the museum was quite easy.
Written 9 March 2024
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Ann H
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We did not appreciate much of the current exhibit “Going Dark” but that might be our problem and not that of the exhibit. Some of it was terrific and it was certainly challenging. However, the descriptions of the pieces and the artists were too long, too full of SAT verbiage and not helpful in understanding the art. The area of Impressionists was lovely.

The design of the museum is certainly unique but you need your sea legs, Start at the top so gravity helps but we found the incline distracting. Lots of bathrooms but the ones we saw were so small and poorly designed that they were unusable for the women in our party. The cafe food was just average at best.
Written 2 March 2024
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Татьяна Б
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I visited the museum in 2014 and that was a mind blowing experience: brilliant exhibitions, unbelievable pictures, sculptures, impressionists art. Today I felt robbed of my $30. It was somewhat blm themed - all black, boring, pretentious, extremely untalented. So very disappointed.
Written 21 February 2024
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Mark W
Bristol, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Great Staff and exhibits
Thank you Dave for making my day ! This museum have folks that you can ask about art. They have badges so u know you can approach them. Genuine and very engaging. They don't just talk. They want to know what u think ! It brings all the museum alive ! Dave was GREAT but there were others but I didn't catch their names.
Also this museum was in a movie called The International were a gun battle was held in this venue. Nice to see the venue
Written 19 February 2024
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Metis
Winnipeg, Canada1,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I have visited a handful of times and always enjoy it. The permanent collection is nice and it is especially heart-warming to see that the museum is actively challenging colonial norms within the museum space. I do wish they would smudge the space, especially with the current exhibit as it is heavy and people leave all kinds of energy behind. I'm not surprised that people would have negative things to say especially at this time because the current exhibit amplifies voices that many folks are more comfortable with silencing. I am grateful for the shows the Guggenheim exhibits and will continue to proudly attend each time I am in NYC.
Written 16 February 2024
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