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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Upper East Side
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Address: 1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York City, NY 10128
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+1 212-423-3500
10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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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

The circular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is as much of a draw as...

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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Disappointing visit

In fairness, I was told no less than five times that the spiral galleries were closed before booking my ticket. Since those are more or less the reason people come here, it was no... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
therese l
Cobleskill, New York
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Cobleskill, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In fairness, I was told no less than five times that the spiral galleries were closed before booking my ticket. Since those are more or less the reason people come here, it was no surprise that we could only see some of the museum's holdings. Admission was discounted to $15 because of that. There were about 50 paintings in one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both exterior and interior is interesting. Like a Kinder egg you get three things: Architecture, modern American art and older European art. We spent a couple of hours included a visit to café. Beautifully located nest to Central Park.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe it was the exhibit that was shown when we (myself, my boyfriend and 1 friend) went, but we all agreed: the Guggenheim was boring, uninspiring and therefore, we didn't spend a lot of time there. Don't get me wrong. The BUILDING itself is amazing, but the artwork left us wanting. Perhaps with a stronger exhibit, we would have felt... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on a cool day. Line was not long. Building is beautiful inside and out. Majority of the museum was closed for renovations and for changing exhibitions. The visit was short but we still enjoyed was was on offer. The kids enjoyed an exhibition what was done by kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a snowy day I took myself this great exhibit on Anna Martin. It was a busy Saturday but a wonderful place to see an exhibit. Most people say to start at the top and work your way down, and that's what I did even though the exhibit started t the bottom. Very enjoyable and I loved going into different... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The result of your visit, if you enter, is of course, besides the building itself, depending on which exhibition currently is showing. It is a small museum. Some parts are always the same and interesting. I would recommend to avoid the café due to high prices for low service and quality.

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Deer Isle, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last week to see Agnes Martin. The exhibit was heart-filling. I started at the top to accompany a friend who had been previously, but quickly determined that beginning at the bottom would be preferable in order to understand the progression of her work. I found the text pieces to be very informative, and I very much enjoyed the short... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of people stareing at a bunch of grids on a canvas. This is not art no mater what they tell you.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolutely stunning looking building but I found is quite disappointing. Agnes martin's work was in all the corridors, which i found to be rather boring. Didn't feel there was much variation. Thought it was expensive for what is was

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been our dream for some time to visit Guggenheim museum in NYC. Building is extraodrinary, amazing, beautiful, but the Agnes Martin exhibition they had was really lame.. stripes , stripes and more stripes. 50 bucks for a couple is way to much for this .

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