Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Reviews: 4/5

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Admission tickets
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 86th St • 6 min walk
  • 96th St • 10 min walk
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Amy C
Springfield, MA397 contributions
Disappointing
Jun 2021 • Couples
From what I had learned about this museum in the past was that they used to have thousands of art pieces all along the walls of the spiral ramp. That is all gone. One floor had a very small collection of French Impressionistic paintings, another floor had a temporary exhibit of photographic nudes, another floor had a display of nooses and ugly Jackson Pollock paintings, and finally another floor had a room full of pandemic-era artwork by local elementary school students! I paid $25 to look at artwork by kids when they were stuck at home??? Really? This is what the Guggenheim is offering patrons? If I wanted to look at artwork by 3rd graders, I could have just stayed home and looked at the walls of my own kids’ rooms! Now, let’s compare the art of elementary school kids to Jackson Pollock, who, in his madness, just sloshed cans of paint on to canvas laid on his garage floor. I’m no fan, obviously. But, really Guggenheim, maybe you should charge everyone a donation fee because $25 is excessive to look at artwork by local 2nd and 3rd graders.
Written June 13, 2021
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY104 contributions
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Jun 2021
This museum has been on my list for a long time, and I finally made a visit on a hot summer day. It's right by Central Park, and you can't miss the unique white architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. Start at the bottom and make your way up the spiral to the top - the galleries branch off then take you back to the main path. There's also a large display screen in the center with benches along the spiral to take a break as needed. There's a variety of art, including the Thannhauser Collection displaying modern art pieces.
Written June 5, 2021
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Colby R
Mattapoisett, MA382 contributions
Great museum
Jun 2021
Great museum clean rest rooms great place to see art and enjoy the afternoon. People well versed on exhibits
Written June 3, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia7,484 contributions
Most fascinating building in New York City
Mar 2021
The Guggenheim Museum is without doubt the most interesting building in New York City. The Chrysler Building is distinctive and the Empire State Building may be more popular, but no other building shows the imagination of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum, The Guggenheim is the triumph of Modernism, both in its construction and collection. The collection ranges from Impressionism to Contemporary art. The fascinating aspect of the building is that it is larger on top than it is at the base. it resembles a ribbon. Frank Lloyd Wright was the consummate exponent of architectural Modernism, and this was his crowning achievement. The Guggenheim Museum is in the Upper East Side of New York City, on Fifth Avenue. Solomon Guggenheim's ambition, of promoting the appreciation of Modern Art, has been exceeded; the Modern is now mainstream.
Written June 2, 2021
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Tina Z
New York City, NY99 contributions
Condescending and rude ticketing personnel
I rarely rate a museum so badly! I am literally obsessed with museums bc no matter the type of art I prefer, museums usually make me think differently and I absolutely LOVE that feeling. Having said that my negative rating is not for the museum but for the people who check ticket outside! They really need to either get fired or get extended training! I am a corporate member and even though I understand that due to Covid we need time ticket but it’s really not that easy to figure out corporate member ticketing online and it’s extra hassle. I live right on the other side of the park and if I show up with my corporate ID when there are availabilities there should not be any further condescending conversation ! Unfortunately it was not the case and the rude woman who was working there on Memorial Day went all the way to questioning the authenticity of my corporate ID!!!! The audacity was definitely uncultured and mind blowing! She should not be representing Guggenheim! It’s not acceptable and Guggenheim needs to get it together and train the employees better! It’s ok if they didn’t have availability and would have just made a reservation for me for another time but it’s absolutely not ok to insist I spend extra time, contact the HR just to figure out how to do it online! Really unacceptable!
Written June 1, 2021
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Craig G
1 contribution
Bad first (and now only) impression of this museum
May 2021 • Solo
I agree with recent reviews. Waste of money and time. Several exhibit rooms closed. Go to Moma instead.
Written May 16, 2021
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Terry C
Centerport, NY2 contributions
Skip it
May 2021
It was so bad, we laughed. The building is interesting but not stupendous, and they have a few mildly interesting Pollocks. Other than that, empty. Granted we are cultural Neanderthals, but a pile of carped padding scraps, some kids drawings and some rope hanging? Go to the MOMO, Met or MNH. Horrible.
Written May 9, 2021
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tonyjapan
Boston, MA34 contributions
Waste of time. No artwork on walls
Apr 2021
This is truly an embarrassment. There was no art on any wall in main walkway. A big screen with odd slow uninteresting video. 4 benches in case you wanted to see the videos. A complete waste of time and a rip off
Written April 11, 2021
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Reckless L
Orlando, FL3 contributions
Pretentious Central
Apr 2021 • Couples
Cairo to Johannesburg, Rome to Barcelona, Paris to Prague, St. Petersburg to Miami, London to Seattle.....I’ve been to museums and Galleries in many countries. The Guggenheim in New York rates as the most pretentious, over-rated counterfeit cultural pit I’ve had the displeasure of wasting time at. A couple of Jackson Pollocks does not a gallery make. Sad, pathetic and entirely worth missing. Exhibits were only on 2 of the 6 floors, yet 25 dollars of the 25 dollars for the ticket were gleefully accepted. Give this a wide berth. You will never get back, the hour you waste here. Never.
Written April 8, 2021
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MSLovell
Dallas, TX376 contributions
Stunning architecture. Check the website
Apr 2021
The Guggenheim is experimenting with exhibiting during Covid. Re-opened very recently. There were only 2 of the galleries with actual exhibits of art. The main 'attraction' was a large screen hung from the center of the 'atrium' entrance area. The films were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping to see. The building itself is stunning, and of course being on the East side of Central Park, the walk through the park to get there was delightful. No refreshments/water was available. But that may come as vaccines become more prevalent.
Written April 5, 2021
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  • Thu - Mon 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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