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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
+1 212-423-3500
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Ranked #273 of 856 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Museums, Art Museums
Description: The circular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is as much of a draw as the museum's collection of modern art.
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Yorkshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited when they were installing a new show so could not go on to the ramp areas which are so unique to this gallery . This left few displays open ( but as a museum professional I know how impossible it is to avoid this) - if you are paying admission ( we had access on our NY card... More

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New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

When we visited the whole rotunda was closed for installation of a new exhibit of works by artist collective Zero. So that means over half the museum is out of action. You can't even walk the rotonda which is something we've wanted to do for years and one of the main reasons for visiting. What's left was seriously disappointing, with... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I saw the Italian Futurism exhibit at the Guggenheim. The exhibit was amazing and the museum was great too. The cool thing about the exhibit was the Guggenheim app that contained interesting details and videos about Italian Futurism. I think they have other information as well in that app. It's very well done. The other nice thing is that they... More

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South Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, due to renovations, we could only see some of the artworks. The exhibits that were on display were interesting and well presented. The free audio is a must as it really provided additional information about many of the artists. We didn't see it at its best which was disappointing but still worthy of a visit.

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London England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Although the collection was rather limited on our visit due to the top floors being closed for refurbishment it was still a nice experience with some lovely pieces of art. It's worth visiting the museum just to see the building alone as it's very impressive.

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scorland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Returned to museum after 7 years. No warning rotunda closed, only annexed open. Still charged $16. No surprise that shop and cafe open in annexed. Had to take my wife to the shop to see prints of Kandinsky work.

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The collection is not very exciting, and I find it puzziling that they would not allow me to take photos, when a couple of blocks away I can take all the photos I want at the MET with a far superior collection.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Due to time constraints we had to pick either Guggenheim or Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. We choose Guggenheim. The architecture is great, but the content itself not so great. We were in and out within 30 minutes. I was surprised by how small it was and how limited the collection was. I do wish in hindsight we had picked... More

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Singapore
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226 reviews 226 reviews
111 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Perhaps nature was trying to tell me that I shouldn't have tried to squeeze too much into a day of sightseeing in New York. Anyway, I decided to visit this museum only in the last hour and a half or so before closing time. Not only was I caught in a rain shower from the time I exited the 86th... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A very interesting spiral building, nice to visit as you don't have to take stairs or lift, you just walk in the middle of the artwork. The permanent collection is very limited, but there are different temporary exhibitions which are worth seeing as well. As it is not a very big museum, it is good for young children - not... More

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