UAU! you will say when you enter into the building of the Guggenheim Museum.
And I would like o see your face watching at the works of art in the Museum. At least you would like to see my face .... I do not understand some of them ... may be I am not that modern ...
The building is almost as spectacular as the works inside. A stunning piece of architecture which redefines the way we think of museums.
Lots of great works from the 19th and 20th centuries, and a good size that doesn't overwhelm.
Get a City Pass - the Guggenheim is included.
If you like architecture and you like art, you must must must visit this museum. Nowhere does art, architecture and a museum come together so magnificantly. Ok, the income is explensive (15$) but it really is worth it. The building is designed especially to view the art. You walk in a spiral with the paintings on one side and daylight coming trough the roof on the other, a magic experience almost! Good tip: take the elevator up and walk down the spiral, saves you some legwork ;-) (i know, i am lazy :-). Off course the art is also from an exeptional level.
An interesting building, but sorry to say not as exciting as Bilbao one ;-)
I did not enter, as when we went it was closed.
Actually we were not much sorry about it, as exploring New York streets and watching the people was much much interesting!!!
I was quite willing to give it a miss but a friend of mine really wanted to go.
When I got inside I was pleasantly surprised at the varied types of art on display. Some of the stuff is really bizarre but worth a look at.
Walk across Central Park to arrive at the Guggenheim. Not only does it contain fabulous art, the building itself is a real stunner. I was delighted to discover Brancusi's The Sorceress, as he is one of my favourite sculptors.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is just as well known for its Frank Lloyd Wright building as it is for its collection. You'll also find Guggenheims in Bilbao, Spain; Venice, Italy; Berlin, Germany; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection features modern art, from Picasso to Kandinsky and is open every day except Thursdays.
The design of the museum – by Frank Lloyd Wright – was hugely controversial when the building opened in 1959, but now it’s become one of the Upper East Side’s most distinctive landmarks, and the spiral interior is still quite an experience. The permanent collection focuses on late nineteenth century and twentieth century art – the early avant-garde artists like Kandinsky and Klee, right up to the most experimental of recent artists. However, it’s the temporary exhibitions, which are displayed in the rotunda, that generally pack the visitors in, and the museum is known for the surprising transformations of this area, including painting it black for one exhibition. Some of the art on display will mystify you, but some of it, extremely unfamiliar, will also, undoubtedly, make you think again about what you thought you liked…
I'd always wanted to see the Guggenheim, and this trip was the time I finally found. While I wasn't really in to the featured exhibit, "Matthew Garney: The Cremaster," I'm very glad I went. The building itself is beautiful, there were definitely redeeming qualities to The Cremaster and the permanent collection of Manet, Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Cezanne and Degas was marvelous.
Here you see the exterior of the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York (there are more !)
I do have a floorplan that is very interesting but too large to put here on VT!!!
This Museum doesn't only have the most wondrous collection of art but is also a fantastic building, designed by FRANK LLOYED WRIGHT and it looks a bit like an enormous white shell.
In the southern part of Manhattan a dependance has been located in 1992: the Guggenheim Museum SoHo.
There is a large winding, round Hall, a terrace for sculptures and a high tower flat for the works of modern artists.
During his life Lloyd Wright was seen as an "enfant terrible" of the world of American architecture.
Typical for his style are his "prairie-style" houses and large office building in glass and concrete.
The Museum was opened shortly after his death in 1959.
Guggenheim Museum NY is known for his unique shape designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. "Guggie" is located right by the Central Park, one block away from the stylish Park Avenue and just a few blocks away from Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Frick Collection Museum. Explore this beautiful area of New York City!!!
Besides the astonishing collection of paintings Guggenheim offers different exhibitions that usually are very interesting.
Visiting "Guggie" is a must!!!!
I love architecture. So this is one museum I'd naturally go for. THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM is Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece & is home to one of the world's finest collections of 20th century art.
Check out masterpieces by such famous artists as Picasso, van Gogh, Chagall & Kandinsky.
An architecturally wonderful building that houses an amazing collection of modern art. I myself am more a fan of the classics, but there is always something to pique your interest inside. You spiral up and up the building as you take in all the exhibits. About 3/4 of the way up, there is a tiny entrance to the reading room. Take some time in here to relax, rest your feet, and peruse the bookshelves.
It’s home to one of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art. The Guggenheim building itself, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is perhaps the museum’s greatest masterpiece.
When I was there,the current exhibition was showing the projects of another famous architect Frank O. Gehry. Very impressive, I must say.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is incredible - 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, phone 423-3500. Also the American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West at 79th St., 769-5100. The Museum of Modern Art is great. Don't miss the Whitney Museum of American Art. It's small, and easy to do quickly. The New Museum of Contemporary Art is interesting...small also but expect very modern, maybe uninteresting art if you aren't into that style. A great way to see galleries is to pick up an Art Scene magazine. They should be free, but often you'll be charged $1. Some great travel books are the Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides. They make them for so many destinations and I find that they're superb for quality pictures, current info & phone numbers, open hours, locations, great maps, but you'll need another guide (such as Let's Go) for youth hostels and cheaper traveling.