Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

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1071 5th Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10128

40.782979 -73.958867

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

 
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Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
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Reviews for Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Doba Afolabi – When asked at sometimes how an art piece or an artist can be displayed by the museum I was mentally displaced.Some believe the artist must have died, or near to death, but I strongly believe phenomenal expressions call for attention. Mature expression , color usage and well articulated composition to me deserve honor. Guggeheim has impressed me in all these parameters and i always feel at home while am there to view arts. Maybe one day soon my works too may get this far in a place I adore!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Go during an interesting exhibit – Unfortunately, the permanent collection of the Guggenheim does not live up to its reputation. Very few examples of Monet, Picasso, and other modern artists you would expect to see at a museum of its caliber. The building in itself is an attraction, although it is going through some renovation at the moment. The Guggenheim does bring excellent exhibits, and that is what you should go see. From Aztec culture to architecture, they never disappoint.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A must-see for art and architecture lovers. – You really must take the time to see The Guggenheim while in NYC. The building itself is worth the trip and the ongoing Kandinsky exhibit is worth the price of admission ten times over. Right now, the outside facade is under renovation...which is dissapointing. But there is quite enough going on inside to keep you happy. Allow enough time to see the permanent collection also.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture will forever be the star here. – The Scene
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.

The Collection
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.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

give it a try – It seems to me that the world of art has gotten a bad name from those of you who know very little to nothing about it. I don't understand why people have such a close-minded view of art right now when we're so accepting of other things, but art has extended its parameters and just because some people don't understand it doesn't mean that it's all horrible. Although the special exhibition isn't spectacular, it does have some good things to offer. Instead of going in there with a mind that painting and Impressionism is where art ended, try to understand that there's so much more to art than that.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

That Was Art? – Except for the permanent display with Picasso, Monet and others, the show was awful. Large screen videos with people just standing there isn't usually considered art. The 3 photos of the underbelly of society (the pregnant woman, the naked crazy mom and the guy with the lawn in his living room) were really good though.

Doesn't Recommend
2.5
over a year ago

Great Building, Boring Art – The star of the show is the Wright building. It's terrific. Most of the museum was devoted to "Moving Pictures", which was horrible. What remained of permanent collection was fine, but the building is still the star.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Good building design – I thought the Guggenheim was a good museum.

I liked the way the spiraling centre of the museum held the temporary exhibitions, with the permanent collections in rooms off the central area.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Great wealth of art -- see it. – If you visit New York and catch any museums, don't miss this one.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Where's the collection? – Every other room seemed to be a gift shop. I went to see art, not to buy crap. If you happen to love the exhibit that's there, then great; if you don't, you've just thrown away your money.

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