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Guggenheim Museum

One of the world’s best-known art galleries is as exciting from the outside as it is from inside.

This iconic 5th Avenue museum is known for its influential collection of impressionist, modern and contemporary art, and for its unique architectural design. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the spiral formation of the building is recognized around the world. Since opening in 1959, the museum has continually expanded its collection, and each year features a number of important temporary exhibitions by some of the biggest names in art. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a must-see for any visitor to New York with an interest in 20th-century art, and should be seen by all with an interest in architecture.

See the Guggenheim’s exterior as you exit Central Park, or make your way up 5th Avenue. Opened during the year of Frank Lloyd Wright’s death, the building would immediately become one of his best known. The spiraling floors are visible from both inside and out, and are an excellent photo opportunity.

Make your way through the seven floors by walking in a counterclockwise direction from the first floor. Here, you can see works by Picasso, Monet and Renoir, as well as regular traveling exhibitions from around the world. Guided tours are offered by museum educators and are a great way to learn about the history of the museum and the movements of 20th century art as seen through its collection.

The Guggenheim Museum is located opposite Central Park, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 88th street. Parking in the Upper East Side is expensive and difficult to find; however, the area is well served by cabs and public transportation. Visitors arriving by subway can use the 86th street station. The Guggenheim Museum is closed Thursdays. There is an admission fee to enter the museum, except for the last two hours of business on a Saturday, when there is a pay-what-you-like system.


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