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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

This first Guggenheim Museum is now more than 50 years old but remains an enduring and monolithic name around the world. Sitting resplendent on the Upper East Side of Manhattan’s Central Park, it was built to house a breathtaking collection of major modern and contemporary artworks with its unique, organic, spiralling design as an artistic exclamation in its own right. It’s also a refreshing change from the ubiquitous Manhattan towers.

Claims that Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural vision overshadows the art it displays seem almost silly when you see that the museum itself attracts more than a million visitors a year. The big exhibitions, such as 2012’s Maurizio Cattelan: All, attract a star-studded crowd from the art world, especially for the big-event opening nights.

Alongside the astounding permanent collection, you can find a bulging special exhibitions calendar, lectures by artists and critics, film screenings, performances, and educational classes. It conspires to cement the Guggenheim New York’s status as a vital cultural resource.

 

www.guggenheim.org

Eat & Drink

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Wright

The Wright restaurant, designed by architect Andre Kikoski, received the ‘2010 James Beard Award’ for restaurant design. Being a rather trendy spot, it serves hip, sustainable food. You can find a delicious truffle pate and a very drinkable blood orange cocktail amongst the well thought out seasonal menu, which was conceived by David Bouley protégé Rodolfo Contreras. Book in advance on (212) 427 5690.

Monday – Wednesday 11.30 – 15.30
Friday – Saturday 11.30 – 15.30
Sunday 11.00 – 15.30

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Café 3

If you’re just looking for a snack, visit Café 3 on Annex level 3, opposite the Kandinsky Gallery. Here you can enjoy a sandwich, cake, beer, or tea whilst looking over New York’s beautiful Central Park.

Monday – Wednesday 10.30 – 17.00
Friday 10.30 – 17.00
Saturday 10.30 – 19.00
Sunday 10.30 – 17.00

Shop

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Store

Here the Guggenheim gives visitors the chance to buy some fantastic publications relating to its collection, landmark building, and exhibitions. It may be small but it is by no means scant. All of the merchandise is desirable, highlighting the quality of the Guggenheim brand and its world-class foothold on the international art scene. We also recommend visiting the excellent online shop for even more merchandise.

Destination Ranking

  • 3 Overall
    • 11 Exhibitions & Programming
    • 1 Architecture & Spatial Design
    • 27 Eat & Drink
    • 35 Shop
    • 26 Digital Experience

General information

Contact

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York
10128

 

www.guggenheim.org

 

00 1 212 423 3500


Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday 10.00 – 17.45
Friday 10.00 – 17.45
Saturday 10.00 – 19.45
Sunday 10.00 – 17.45


General Admission

$ 22


Getting There

Subway: 86th Street (4, 5, 6)

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