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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 #284 of 851 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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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I love this building for the architecture. It is very modern, clean, crisp. And the artwork is viewed in the round, which is a great concept. The incline is easy to walk without getting winded.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While the museum itself is interesting in curved structure, the Italian Futurism exhibit does not bring that desired WOW factor that one would expect from the museum. Needs simplified explanations for the those of us who do not study art history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim is located on the 5th Avenue on the East Side. It includes collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and contemporary art as well as temporary exhibitions. Its founder was Solomon R. Guggenheim, hence its name. Its collections came from private collectors, including Solomon R. Guggenheim himself. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect who designed structures that are... More

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Barrie, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I went here to see the futurist exhibition. We were very impressed by the actual museum itself because of its unique design. The exhibition was very in depth and had all kinds of interesting artists that I had never heard of before. I was very impressed with the quality of the exhibition. One thing my daughter and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The building is amazing, but the exhibits are fun and eclectic. Take the elevator to the top and work your way down...

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Limassol Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The present visiting exhibition of Futurism is very comprehensive and detailed. Although some of my favourite paintings were not there, it covers the whole development of Futurism and is very thorough. I learnt a lot on my visit and also appreciate the web site with videos of the collection. It is a great and iconic building always worth re-visiting when... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Rushed to get here from Lower Manhattan after various unfortunate delays and were refused entry even though was just after 5:20. Fair enough - although it didn't give a last entry time in our guide books. However, we were dealt with in a very obstructive manner by the guys on the door despite our being courteous. We were very disappointed... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was so impressed with this building- the spirals make it easy to get around and view all the stunning art. The main exhibition was Italian Futurism which was fascinating and something that I was able to gain a lot of knowledge on. I loved the fact that they are all in chronological order. There were also little separate exhibitions... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This Frank Loyd Wright designed building makes it easy and accessible to view art. It's probably the most beautifully designed gallery that I've ever been to. In June there was a great exhibit on Italian Futurism and the flow of the building made everything so easy to see. Highly recommend going, if nothing else but for the architecture!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Fabulous artists plus make ti ll the way to the top and see Bernadette Triptych art deco and futurism.

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