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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Address: 1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number: +1 212-423-3500
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Ranked #186 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The circular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is as much of a...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Owner 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited during their "pay as you wish" Saturday and I'm glad I only gave a dollar. Waiting 30 minutes in line was too much in hindsight. Had I known the building would be so claustrophobic I would have spent the day at the Met instead. The art is difficult to appreciate and the gallery's are not designed efficiently for... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Guggenheim is one of our favorite museums in NYC. Last week we went to see the On Kawara exhibit which takes up all the gallery space on the main concourse. It is an unusual and thought provoking experience that touches upon meaning of life as well as meaning of art. Don't go expecting complicated art forms or amazing oils... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building but as only 2 exhibits were open we were quite disappointed with that. There were 2 people counting down number when we were there (8752bc, 8751bc etc.) I'm sure that whenever you read this review they will still be there.

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Kolomna, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is the permanent home of a renowned and continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I like to visit museums when I travel. to the dismay of my son, I drag him along as there is always something to learn. The Guggenheim is a beautiful building. However, it seems that there is not that much to been seen in terms of the art world. Now, I am not that sophisticated regarding art but the place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the Guggenheim several times and everytime it has been a great disapointment. This time I was tempted by the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit "we were all waiting for". Well this is a joke !!! Theft, I should say. A couple of rather poor photographs in the basement, just by the area where kids play with paint and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We (2 persons) paid US$52 (aggregated) to visit the Guggenheim Museum. The visit was awful. No more than a few poor pieces could be seen. Most of galleries were closed. No pictures of the building and the paintings were allowed inside. The main exhibition of the Museum was Japanese artist On Kawara's work. One hour maximum was enough to see... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For many years I have wanted to visit the Guggenheim on 5th Avenue. The outlandish design of the building set amongst stately embassies, homes, museums and hotels is certainly different. In my opinion , out of place. The reputation of the name for art is well known throughout the world. HOWEVER! Never in all of my travels throughout the world... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited on a Thursday and found that the museum / gallery was closed, however the shop was open, which allowed some great photos inside the spiral part of the building. We were happy because the shop had some really interesting items for sale - all quite pricey though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The GuggenheimMuseum is world famous for its design. People visit just to see the building; regardless of the exhibition. Four of us went and ¾ of us (not me) loved the exhibit: On Kawara—Silence

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