Guggenheim Museum, New York City

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1071 5th Ave., New York, NY 10128 (212) 423 3575

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    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    by Birsen Updated Jun 3, 2005

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    The Guggenheim holds an amazing assortment of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and other modernist work. The permanent exhibit devoted to the Justin K. Thannhauser Collection is chock-full of works of late 19th- and 20th-century masters, and the collection of paintings by Kandinsky and Chagall are among the best anywhere.
    A controversial expansion and renovation in the early '90s restored and enhanced the Guggenheim. Now the art has some breathing room in the form of a gallery annex with well-proportioned spaces free of the sloping floors that define the viewing experience in the famously spiral-shaped main building. Every year, several blockbuster exhibitions are mounted, often devoted to the work of a single modern artist--or more often, less traditional topics, like motorbikes or Giorgio Armani. Admission is 15 $ But on Fridays from 6 to 8pm has to be free call for info 212/423-3500

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    The Guggenheim

    by aah_stone Written May 12, 2005

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    This is a truly remarkable museum. I mean to start with the building itself is veery impressive, very pretty in a strange kind of way. Inside the galleries are all accessed from a spiral ramp that leads to the top of the building.

    You will also be able to see works by Pissasrro, Robet Gober, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, van Gogh, Andy Warhol among many others.

    The Eye of The Storm by Daniel Buren was on display when we visited. I quite liked the whole thing, very colourful and pleasing to the eye. I am not sure how else to describe it. It finishes on the 8th june 2005.

    I urge you to visit, especially if your outdoor activities are spoiled by rain. After all it was only beacuse it was raining that we visited, and I am glad we did :)

    The musueum opens at 10am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The museum is closed on Thursdays. It closes at 5:45pm, except on Fridays when it closes at 8pm.

    Cost is currently $15 for an adult, $10 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are free as are members. To become a member it will cost from $50 or $65 international. see http://www.guggenheim.org/membership/levels_benefits.shtml

    But the museum is part of the city pass scheme ($53 for Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Circle Line Sight Seeing Cruises, Empire State Building, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, Museum of Modern Art)

    Eye of the Storm (part of) by Daniel Buren The Guggenheim from outside
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    Guggenheim Museum

    by mrclay2000 Written Apr 11, 2005

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    Also on the "Museum Mile" like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim is one instance where the building itself is supposed to be as artistic and aesthetic as the collection itself. To my mind the exterior is somewhat comical. All the seams of the long ramp as viewed from outside are readily apparent. (The winding staircase at the Vatican Museum in Rome is far better). The interior however (though cramped for showings and storage, proving that Frank Lloyd Wright had little in mind but his own vision) houses a great collection of impressionist and modernist paintings, the latter including works by Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Recently the controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (whose work I generally admire) gave the Guggenheim a substantial gift of his works.

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    The Guggenheim Museum

    by kbl Updated Mar 21, 2005

    The Guggenheim Museum, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is known for its spiral structure and unique museum experience. Displays of modern paintings, sculpture and film rotate throughout the year at the Guggenheim Museum

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    Guggenheim Museum

    by unexplored Updated Mar 20, 2005

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    Commissioned by Soloman R at the urging of his longtime friend, Baroness Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen, though the incredibly wealthy metal-mining magnate died ten years before it was completed in 1959. Take the elevator up and slowly make your way down the circular ramp. Although exhibitions change often, they are likely to include works by Renoir, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Kandinsky and Picasso.

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    Another load of rubbish....

    by Suet Written Feb 24, 2005

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    Went to the Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue NY NY 10128 0173 tel 212 423 3500 www.guggenheim.org which was a load of rubbish… you can keep Modern Art…. If I wanted to look at piles of sand lit up with violet lights, I would have made my own pile at home….

    The most unbelievable exhibit was a canvas of flies.... yes dead flies.... not my idea of art at all!

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    by TRimer Updated Feb 16, 2005

    Established over 60 years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay this museum was originally known as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting. It was in 1943 that Frank Lloyd Wright, the great American Architect, was called in to design the Museum's newest location. It took 13 years and $2 million to build this architectural wonder.

    This beautiful building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright . The museums owns Peggy Guggenheims trove of Cubist, Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist works, and the Panza di Biumo collection of American Minimalist and Conceptual art for the 1960's and 1970's. It also contains works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Degas and Manet. In addition to paintings, more than 200 works of photography by Robert Mapplethorpe are on display. The Guggenheim Foundation is responsible for launching the photography collection of today. The tenth story houses the sculpture gallery and a café with views of Central Park.

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    What a strange-looking building!

    by labadim Updated Jan 9, 2005

    Praised as a masterpiece by one of our times' leading architects (Frank Lloyd-Wright) - this is indeed a strange-looking building. As you ascend through the floors in a spiral path that takes you to the top you are exposed to art on the walls, but also in the main hall, that may be seen throughout the way to the top!

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    Aztec exhibition at Gugenheim

    by LeDragon Updated Dec 15, 2004

    It was my second visit at the Gugenheim. The first time, I saw a great exhibition about Brasil. This time, a great one on Aztec. The building in itself is quite impressive. And, after 2 visits, I have the feeling they know the way to gather great pieces !
    On the right side of the picture, an aztec warrior with an eagle costume. On the left side, Mictlantecuhtli. It's the god of the underworld.

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    Modern indeed

    by Mahieu Written Nov 17, 2004

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    The Guggenheim museum was on my must-see-list during my trip. Unfortunately, there were quite some renovation works going on during my visit. The museum was still opened, but a big part of the collection couldn't be seen. I tried to make the best ot it and the things I've seen, were the things I expected to see: modern art in a modern, beautiful interior. The exterior part of the building is very special as well, allthough I find it rather ugly.

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    A piece of art.

    by Dutchnatasja Updated Oct 15, 2004

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    The building itself is a work of art. If you only get a chance to pop inside and view the rotunda, do it. It's quite impressive. The Guggenheim is probably more known for its Frank Lloyd Wright building design than the art inside it. Nevertheless, the museum has acquired an impressive collection of sculpture, painting and multimedia works over the years.
    We visited the Guggenheim museum in December 2003. We saw the exhibition of James Rosenquist, “a Retrospective”. James Rosenquist: A Retrospective presents the artist's enduring interest in and mastery of texture, color, line, and shape that continues to dazzle audiences and influence younger generations of artists.

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    Real pretty lookin'

    by sue_stone Updated Sep 25, 2004

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    My husband was desperate to get to the Guggenheim Museum. Not because he is a big art fan, but because he is into architecture and design - and the Guggenheim building is fabulous to look at.

    After a walk through Central Park, we popped out onto 5th Avenue and walked up to check out the museum.

    Just look at it - you can't help but be impressed by this unique building.

    Worth a look even if you just take some photos of the outside like we did, though I hear the art inside is pretty spectacular too!!

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    I know Frank Llyod Wright made it, but look inside

    by chodearm Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    People come to gawk at the weddingcake exterior but only half those onlookers make it within. Those shows are kind of hit or miss here, for the design of the exhibition space can only work with certain shows. For example the Brasil art show (pictured) only thing that impressed was the huge alter penetrating the centers airspace, other than that the show lacked togetherness. One of the best shows I ever saw was here, the Robert Rauschenburg show comes to the tip of my memory often.
    The thing to do, and least tiring is take the elevator to the top floor and walk a slight incline all the way to the bottom. Thats whats crazy about the design you spiral throughout the structure and never feel the floor change, and all the sudden you are at the 3rd floor, unknowingly.

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    Swirling architecture

    by mht_in_la Written Jul 30, 2004

    When people think of New York's Guggenheim Museum they think of the famous white, swirling architeture. How many actually remember its collections inside? When I visited Guggenheim it was Thursday and the museum is closed on Thursdays. But the museum shop was open so I went inside. Didn't buy anything but inside the shop there's also a small version of the swirling architecture as shown in photo.

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    Museum

    by supermediania Written Jul 19, 2004

    Another big one museum

    We didn't enter because we want to go to the Natural History Museum that day , and we don't like too much modern art but you must go if you like that kind of art.

    The building is know by an scene of the Movie Men in Black

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