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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 #274 of 858 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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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Not a great lover of modern art but this building is just simply SO SPECIAL.you cannot visit New York and not see this fascinating take on high rise. Though it has a lift it is totally accessible by the gently sloping floor which wraps itself round the central core allowing wheelchair users pushchair users and.....just about everyone else a really... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

loved the arcitecture all white spiral staircase with no stairs so i guess that makes it a spiral ramp? makes easy access for wheelchairs and prams no so much artwork (compared with the metro) but worth just seeing the arcitectured of the buildibg itself also i loved the drink taps gold and symmetrical striking

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Ballarat, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
61 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is one of the attractions included in the New York CityPASS. The building itself is iconic - take the elevator to the top and then gradually make your way down. In addition to the current exhibition (Italian Futurism) there is a separate collection in its own gallery which includes a who's who of "modern" art. The museum fronts Central... More

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Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
58 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This Frank Lloyd Wright designed museum is an icon of architecture. It's spiral main gallery allows exhibits to be displayed in a rising spiral path around a central skylit atrium. The Italian Futurist movement was on display during my visit with excellent explanations of the origins and influences on the italian artists from World War 1 through the 2nd World... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking architecture and design. Worth the admission just to peruse this building. The exhibits may or may not excite the art lover. Primary focus is on modern art and depending on the featured theme, you may not enjoy. Took about an hour for us to explore the museum.

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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Guggenheim Museum many times and I do love the building. I am an artist and since I love early Kandinsky, I made a point to come to NYC to see the show. The Italian futurist show was interesting and I knew it would dominate the rotunda, but since the museum has one of the largest... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had eagerly looked forward to visiting the Guggenheim and it was a major part of visiting New York. We are Frank Lloyd Wright fans and the building itself was a treat to see and explore. I would however caution prospective visitors that the exhibits are challenging for the uninformed. We were lucky to find the Thannhauser Collection on view... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It's a great pleasure to visit a Wright building, especially one of the classics in modern architecture. The space doesn't disappoint! Great atrium, beautiful roof that lets light in and fluid ramps! The collections we found were Italian futurism, art of Latin America, some early Kandinsky and some other works of late impressionism and related periods. Compared to Moma and... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
66 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a Frank Loyd Wright designed building and it is interesting to see. The art is always changing so you will always see something different when you visit. We saw an exhibit on Italian Futurism. It was interesting even if the artists were jerks. There are no photos allowed which is a nice change from the larger museums. We... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum, beautiful architecture. Eating area too small thus overcrowded. However, staff was very helpful and pleasant.

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