The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City is an internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. The Guggenheim Museum is a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums.
Housed in a building designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a visit to Guggenheim Museum is as inspiring as is the art work. The gallery is in a spiral shape that goes up from the ground to the top floor. On your visit, take the elevator to the top and walk the circular spiral down to the rotunda as you view the gallery along the way. The museum's permanent collection is on the second floor, and features works by world famous artists such as Picasso, Cezanne, Dali, Rousseau, Van Gogh, Renoir and many more.
Guggenheim Museum Tours
Free daily tours are a valuable resource for insight into various areas of the Guggenheim. Consult the electronic signboard near the admissions desk for daily schedules.
Free audio tours feature highlights from the permanent collection, including works of Picasso, Pisarro, Kandinsky, Pollock, and other famous 20th-century artists. Tours available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
The Gallery Guides assist visitors with their inquiries about the art on view
The museum's Wright restaurant, serves elegant modern American cuisine created by David Bouley protégé Rodolfo Contreras. For reservations, call (212) 427-5690.
Cafe 3 is an espresso and snack bar adjacent to the permanent Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3, featuring light gourmet fare, beverages, and a spectacular view across Fifth Avenue to Central Park.
The permanent collection of the Guggenheim Foundation brings together several very different private collections. Augmented through numerous acquisitions by Foundation directors, curators, and international partners, these varied collections form one unique global collection that reflects modern & contemporary of art from the mid-19th century through the present.
Call or visit guggenheim.org to confirm hours and exhibitions on view.
General InformationSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Sunday-Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:45 pm;
Friday 10:00 am–5:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–7:45 pm
Closed Thursday, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Day
Some galleries may close prior to 5:45 pm Sun–Wed and Fri (7:45 pm Sat)
Note: Wednesdays are the least-crowded.
Manhattan Neighborhood: Central Park
Getting to Guggenheim Museum
Public Transportation to Guggenheim Museum
By Subway: take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street. Walk west on 86th Street, turn right at 5th Avenue and proceed north to 88th Street.
By Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 89th Street or M86 to Fifth Avenue
Other Nearby Attractions
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Museum of the City of New York
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