Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Art Museum
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St)
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3500
Monday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Saturday
10:00am - 7:45pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:45pm

Tips

  • 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!
  • "Imagine this summers show at the Guggenheim Museum as air-conditioning for the eye and, if youre gamely susceptible, the soul."
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • World famous for a reason! Gotta go up the spiral walkway. Don't try and skateboard down it though...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • The building itself is the main draw here, but dont miss the exhibits, which are intellectually challenging and interesting. Closed on Thursdays!
  • Check out the Woman with Yellow Hair (Femme aux cheveux jaunes) by Pablo Picasso
  • Frank Lloyd Wright designed this building with nature in mind. In addition to his use of organic shapes, the artist also helped advocate for its location across the street from Central Park.

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
152 E 86th St (btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)