The Guggenheim Museum is a beautifully design building. It was being restored during our visit in May this year (2008).
The museum changes exhibitions on a regular basis. It is a great museum to visit and has an excellent museum shop.
They outer and a lot of the interior are under construction now, so you can get in for less than $8. Of course there's less to see too.
It's about 8 blocks north of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Building is the highlight for me, it's the last design by Frank Lloyd Wright, completed just months after he died in 1959. Being almost 50 years old, it still looks fresh like many of his buildings.
Supposed to be completed by Nov, 2007....but I'd be surprised. Early 2008 it should be done I bet.
The Guggenheim was a great place to visit. Photos are only allowed on the ground level. Several floors of spiraling ramps take you through hallways and rooms of interesting modern as well as not-so-modern art. $18.00 entry fee.
The Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue houses an important collection of modern art, but even if you're not into art, the building housing the art is worth a visit on its own. It was the last completed project by Frank Lloyd Wright before he died in 1959.
Due to its organic shape, visitors walk through a part of the museum in an upward spiral, which means the artwork is always viewed from an angle.
Guggenheim Museum houses some fine collections of world famous painters like Picasso, Chagall, Kandinsky, and many other modern artists.In 1990, more than 200 works of American Minimalist art were added to the collection.
The Guggenheim Museum houses a fine collection of modern and contemporary art, however I think many people are drawn to this museum by the unusual design of the building, the spiral ramp that curves down from the dome.
When we visited during June it was under renovation and many of the exhibits had been put in storage. My wife had talked of the building for years and when the opportunity came to see it the exterior was coverd with boards. We walked from entry level up to the top level and strange as it may be I was very cautious looking over the safety wall as we circled our way to the top. The limited number of works on exhibit were interesting, however the building was worth the visit. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright it was completed after his death in 1959.
Guggenheim Museum is our first tourist attraction we visited during our Manhattan tour and it’s included the 5 New York’s great attractions ticket we bought. The building has 6 levels with rotunda structures designed; each level has a different Galleries exhibition.
If you love arts and fan of the famous artists this is the right place for you to see their Masterpiece. I am not an art lover but when I saw the paintings and pictures I was really amazed.
Sat-Wed 10 am – 5:45pm
Fri 10 am- 7:45pm
This was a mostly good experience. The only downside was security made me and my friend go in one at a time ie i was not able to go into the museum until he had returned.
Having said that, the museum itself was very enjoyable, especially the animals section. And the shop had some nice souvenirs for me to take home for people.
Oh the Guggenheim - as per with any modern design, this split opinion straight down the middle - love it or hate it. Problem was that many of Frank Lloyd Wright's detractors included his clients, as well as City Hall officials, artists and the public! And sadly, both Wright and Guggenheim died before the building was completed in 1959.
Now it is a testimony to Wright's vision and is one of the most memorable of New York's buildings and one of the best museums. in my opinion, in the world. Gone are the stuffy salons of the 19th century - this is celebration of geometry, of light and of space and not, as many artists of the time feared, a building that would overpower the actual art.
Monday - Wednesday/ Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5.45pm
Friday 10am - 7.45pm
Closed Thursdays (and Christmas Day)
US$15 (Students and pensioners)
Free (Under 12s)
The Guggenheim Museaum of painting and modern sculpture in New York, completed in 1959, can be found at number 1071 Fifth Avenue. From an urbanistic point of view it contradicts the usual chess board type of building, typical of New York, the outside of which presents strong links to the past with flower boxes at street level and the possibility of seating, the large curved overhang of the first floor underlining an invitation to the loggia underneath, the bridge being a link between the two bodies of the Museum acting as a kind of middle road between the outside and the inside. The inside space is a continual upwards movement using a six-floor spiral with galleries which spread out from the first ramp indicated by a large water fountain in the central room on the ground floor.
The Guggenheim Museum is rather small but filled with art. There are several floors with permanent and temporary exhibitions, but the main part of the exhibition features in the hall which is a big spiral walkway. Probably also the most interesting thing about the museum.
The permanent collection is rather small, about 3 floors are permanent collections with paintings of Monet and Van Gogh, the rest of the building features temporary exhibitions. These can vary from contemporary art to old paintings. Or a range of paintings form the midcenturies to modern days.
Closed on Thursdays
Frank Lloyd Wright's only New York building, the Guggenheim was completed in 1959, after Wright's death. The spiral building has become a New York City landmark, and consists of 6 floors, plus a tower of permanent galleries located to the rear of the building.
The collection at the Guggenheim has been criticized in the past as being mediocre, but it is worthwhile to go inside for a quick look and to experience the building. The museum store does have a nice collection of items, with some inexpensive distinctive New York souveniers, such as the Guggenheim-shaped mugs.
Frank Lloyd Wrights wonderful building, I love it.
On show when I was there was art from RUSSIA.
Its a great building to view art.
Just walk up and round and round up and up looking at the pictures.
Click on the photos to enlarge.
This famous museum housed and named after the Solomon Guggenheim is home to one of the largest collections of Modern Art in the USA. The building itself is a work of art. It was designed by architect and developer, Frank Lloyd Wright. Inside, one can see art from the 20th Century encompassing all the styles from Surrealism to Pop Art. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro are all well represented.
Photographs are not allowed inside the exhibit halls. Like many museums, the Guggenheim hosts various special exhibitions. Check website for details. Current admissions price is $15.00 USD.
I have to say i was not that impressed by the actual art inside the Guggenheim in NY. Rather, it is the building that is impressive. So, if you are just a casual art lover, this probably isn't your sort of place. If you are an art buff, an artist or an art historian, well, then i guess i don't need to tell you about this anyway huh?
I visited this museum which was pretty weird in the inside. Not like any other musuem i've been to before. I went to "The Aztec Empire" exhibition which was collection of pre-hispanic sculptures & jewlery including pieces that left Mexico illegaly. This means that some of the pieces will probably never be seen in the same room together again.