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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-423-3500
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Ranked #191 of 633 Attractions 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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Wirral
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to see this 15 or so years ago but it was closed for refurbishment. I was not disappointed this time! The building alone is worth the visit, what a gem of a gallery and great way to display art. Some of the collection is very good indeed, but some of the 'modern' stuff displays little in the way... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

While it was only curated to experience one painting by the most divine lady Missy, a hodgepodge group from all around the world were captivated by Cézanne's Man With Crossed Arms. The surprising ability of Missy's memory to remember each one of our names, she engaged us to really LOOK at the painting, and while we made some initial assumptions,... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I love this museum. The permanent collection is great. The art of the Indian artist was fantastic. The ZERO exhibit was awful. I did nog enjoy the art. It was defitely not my choice. I lived through the period 50 and 60s. I do not remember this movement. I really found this exhibit unappealing and a disappointment since I visit... More 

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newport pagnell
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Fascinating to see the zero exhibits in one place, well laid out and with an excellent audio commentary explaining the background of the movement. Some of the works were probably controversial at the time but now appear familiar and even a little boring, that's why it's worth listening to the audio tour as it puts things into the perspective of... More 

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NY
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is one of the classic NY City museums, but it is not my favorite. The design of the museum is interesting, as it has a ramp that goes all the way up, so you can walk up and down the ramp and not take the elevators. For some reason, I don't really like the permanent exhibits. Of course, with... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have a hard time appreciating some forms of art but I really enjoyed the zero collection. This is worth a visit. Walk slowly all the way to the top

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You always hear about the Guggenheim but it fell flat. The building is obviously a neat sight and worth seeing. But the featured exhibit was weird. It was a lot of single color paintings and stuff that didn't really seem like art. The permanent exhibits were nice. I was glad I went with the NY pass which gave me a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Although some aspects of the Zero collection which is currently at the Guggenheim has a few good pieces, overall it was extremely simplistic and did not capture my attention. The permanent collection was fabulous, especially the Kandinsky Before Abstraction exhibit. If you like minimalist modern art you will love the Zero collection, if not, don't waste your eighteen to twenty... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very interesting exhibition. Modern, but not extravagantly crazy. I actually understood "What the art reflects and what did the authors want to express. " After a long time i found an exhibition from where i would take the majority of what was displayed home. I liked the illusion of movement and the simplicity which after a while wasnt that simple... More 

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brisbane, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I'm not heavily into "installation art" but wouldn't miss going into this magnificently designed building with it's winding bee-hive internal workings...evidently age did not weary Wright, because this is about as far away from the early Chicago Oak Park mansions he tolerated (some he HAD to design for clients tastes, not his own!) as you can get.

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