Guggenheim Museum

Experience one of the greatest architecturally advanced museums in New York City. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collects, preserves and interprets modern and contemporary art.

The Marvel of the Museum

Founded in 1939 and built in 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is not only an architectural masterpiece and attraction but also a cultural hub and educational hub. In 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design a building to house the Museum of Non-Objective Painting which was funded and established by the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, and this later became the marvel it is today, a beautiful building filled with beautiful pieces inside. In addition, the Guggenheim is located in New York City’s beautiful and ever-growing Museum Mile.


Visiting the Guggenheim

The museum is open seven days a week.

Sunday–Friday 11 am–6 pm
Saturday 11 am–8 pm

The Guggenheim offers a lot of different ways to experience the grounds. There are guided tours, lectures given by experts in their respected fields, film screening, and live performances. The possibilities for entertainment is unmatched in the field of museums. There are also many different ways for children and teenagers to engage in the culture and art. There are hands-on programs and interactive activities that can be for both children on their own or with their parents and caregivers. Check out which up and coming programs are being offered before your visit!

Atrium and stairs at famous Guggenheim museum in New York
Going Dark exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum

Current Exhibits

Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility (Through April 7, 2024)

This exhibit presents works of art that feature partially obscured or hidden figures, thus positioning them at the “edge of visibility.” In this art context, the common phrase going dark is understood as a tactic whereby artists visually conceal the body to explore a key tension in contemporary society: the desire to be seen and the desire to be hidden from sight.

The Thannhauser Collection (Ongoing)

This exhibit formed by the collector and art dealer Justin K. Thannhauser (1892–1976), introduced to the Guggenheim’s holdings works by such groundbreaking artists as Edgar DegasÉdouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh, and more than thirty examples by Pablo Picasso. This major gift provides an important survey of late 19th- and early 20th-century modernism.

In-Museum Performances

The Guggenheim is one of the cornerstones of the world’s performance artists. On any given day guests can experience interpretive performances, films, videos, and installations. The performances are all on display and show at the 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater that was created during the original design of the building. Don’t miss out on any of the performance curated and made for the guests viewing pleasure.

“To get such beauty from something that has been produced from the artist’s own imagination appealed to me enormously.”

—Solomon R. Guggenheim

Getting to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Experience the Guggenheim Museum via Amtrak to the Moynihan Train Hall in New York City—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!