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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 #163 of 618 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
Hours:
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Many of this museum's famous paintings are under wraps right now as the museum is undergoing serious renovations. There is a wonderful Kadinsky exhibit and an exhibit of an Indian (from India) painter. Otherwise, most everything else is in storage. I did find the work on display intriguing. I just think that the museum should have reduced its prices when... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was not in the league for the MOMA...we were very disappointed. Some of the galleries were closed and we found that the collections on offer were limited. Although they did offer a reduced entrance fee...it was not value for money. Skip this one and spend the extra time in the MOMA.

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Pawling, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What a disappointment. The Guggenheim is under significant renovations until February 6 and there is little worth seeing. Hearing the saws and drills is a major distraction, but much worse is the second rate displays. I worry that once the renovations are complete, poor infrastructure will continue. A cafe that closes at 3:30 PM is indicative of the poor customer... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

If the museum is going to close most of its exhibition space for refurbishment or changeover, then it should warn potential visitors. Not impressed.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I was there where only two floors were open, you could not enter the ramp to enjoy the really nice architecture of the building. Few pieces of Kandinsky and Van Gogh, extremely expensive coffee and nothing more.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Both the building itself and the fine art in it are really worth seeing! This is one of the best museums in New York.

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Stock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I loved this museum but I have to say my husband and children who are perhaps not as fired up as I am by art galleries were really not very enamoured! They thought the building itself was amazing, but were much more engaged at the Met which was a bit less esoteric. I enjoyed myself!!

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Danville, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Disappointing to say the least. As is always the case, it is luck of the draw on special exhibitions and this one was a real Zero (pun intended). If you want to see the real collection I would recommend the Guggenheim branch in Venice. Otherwise go to NY MOMA - don't waste your time here. Bathrooms are disgusting too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The architecture of the museum is absolutely amazing. Walking slowly to the top floor while looking at the art collections makes me appreciate the building design even more. If you are not quite into modern arts, I am sure the museum design itself will amaze you, worth visiting. p.s. they offer free audio guide, the guide will give you a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

so i was here for a business trip and had a chance to stop by. i make it here like a ritual. i used to be a member and used this trip as an excuse to become a member again. i had a chance to walk around. slightly crowded but since the museum has the circular walkways and the branching... More 

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