Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Row 1

1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St)
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3500
Art Museum
Mon–Wed, Fri, Sun: 10:00 AM–5:45 PM Sat: 10:00 AM–7:45 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • World famous for a reason! Gotta go up the spiral walkway. Don't try and skateboard down it though...
  • Hidden behind the wall at the first bay near the rotunda is a ceramic tile mural done by Joan Mir. The work was commissioned by museum trustee Harry F. Guggenheim in 1963 to honor his late wife.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright originally intended for Guggenheim visitors to take the elevator up and stroll down the ramps. Today, exhibitions are viewed both ways. The choice is yours!
  • In the opening scene of 1997's "Men in Black" Will Smith's pursuit of a criminal through the streets of NYC concludes at the Guggenheim. Its here that he realizes this criminal might not be human...
  • "Imagine this summers show at the Guggenheim Museum as air-conditioning for the eye and, if youre gamely susceptible, the soul."
  • Catch fall shows "Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany" (Oct 1) and "Vox Populi: Posters of the Interwar Years" (Sept 1) between 5:45pm-7:45pm on Saturdays when admission is free.
  • Most people walk the main spiral, but the smaller staircases usually house exhibits by more emerging artists.
  • Frank Lloyd Wrights architectural dream rivals the concept-driven modern art exhibits inside the museum. Audio guide is a good option & get a look at the boosktore
  • Check out Julie Mehretu's exhibition, "Grey Area," her representation of post-war Berlin in which the dynamism of urban life confronts decay and change. It's open through October 6, 2010.
  • During its seasonal Art After Dark events, Frank Lloyd Wrights iconic building is electrified with after-hours chic. Have a cocktail while listening to an artist- or curator-selected playlist.
  • Picasso Black and White is an on-going exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum to showcase Pablo Picasso's artworks in black and white throughout his prolific career from 1904-1971. Continues January 23.
  • A fantastic art museum with many famous works situated on a unique spiral walkway. When you walk into the main area, look up! It makes for a great photo.
  • Ask the Gallery Guides (with the big "Ask Me!" buttons) about the art! Even if you don't have a specific question, ask something like, "What is going on here?" They are super smart & friendly! Do it.
  • The complexity and controversy surrounding the design of the museum lasted so long that both patron Solomon Guggenheim and architect Frank Lloyd Wright died before the buildings completion in 1959.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's postwar jewel was protested by many artists when he debuted, but it has become a modern landmark for the city.
  • Check out "Kandinsky at the Bauhaus, 19221933" from the permanent collection.
  • Take the elevator to the top and work your way down. Walking down the spiral is much easier. Added bonus: you get to see all the art walking downstairs when leaving if it's closing time.
  • don't wear heels to this museum. the whole thing is one big hill.
  • The building itself is a work to be pondered, but the exhibits are always stimulating and hold true to the museums form and intent.
  • Visit the store of the museum, a lot of cool stuff!!!...the salomon guggenheim Lego for example!