Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Musem

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is the most famous gallery of modern art, mostly abstract. It is the first of a series of Guggenheim Foundation museums now located around the world.

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The museum's striking, unusual and provocative building is located at the corner of 5th. Avenue and 89th Street. Street and features hundreds of works of modern art by leading greats, including Guggenheim himself, Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Edouard Manet.

The Guggenheim collections

The main part of the exhibition is the original collection of Salomon Guggenheim, who focused mainly on interwar abstract artists, most of them French.

Tune into your visit to the museum with our selection of famous works you'll see here:

  • Paul Cézanne: Man with Folded Arms
  • Juan Gris: Houses in Paris
  • Wassily Kandinsky: Landscape with Factory Chimney; Dominant Curve
  • Edouard Manet: Before the Mirror
  • Vincent van Gogh: The Hills of Saint Rémy
  • Camille Pissarro: Landscape at Pontoise
  • Fernand Léger: The Smokers
  • Amedeo Modigliani: Nudity

Museum building

The building in which the Guggenheim Museum is housed also attracts attention. The modernist structure was built between 1956 and 1959 and designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The internal ramp without supporting columns was designed by civil engineer Jaroslav Josef Polívka.

The round and relatively low cylindrical building contrasts sharply with the surrounding development of rectangular skyscrapers and despite the fact that it is literally drowned among them, thanks to its novel design and white façade it stands out by far.

Admission and opening hours

The opening hours of the Guggenheim Museum are as follows:

  • Wednesday-Friday and Sunday-Monday: 11:00-18:00.
  • Saturday: 11:00-20:00
  • Tuesday: closed

Ticket prices vary by age:

  • 25 USD - Adults over 12 years old
  • 18 USD - Seniors over 65 and students with ISIC card
  • Free - children under 12
  • Online ticket booking

Every Saturday from 6pm-8pm there is a voluntary admission fee, however this ticket must be booked online ideally at least 3 weeks in advance.

Official museum website:

How to get to the museum?

The Guggenheim Museum is located at 5. Avenue right next to Central Park. The M1, M2, M3 and M4 bus lines stop right in front of the museum.

The nearest subway station is 86 St , 670 metres southeast of the entrance, with the green lines 4, 5 and 6 passing through.

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