Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Experience one of the greatest architecturally advanced museums in New York City. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum works to conserve and engage in 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 a place for educations and knowledge. 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 in which it is today, a beautiful piece filled with beautiful pieces inside. Not to mention the Guggenheim is located in New York City’s beautiful and ever-growing Museum Mile.

Plan Your Visit to the Guggenheim

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!

Current Exhibits

Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World

This exhibit shows works and projects of 71 different artists and groups that wished to separate ideology and reality of life. The 2008 Beijing Olympics was a highlight of the modern art the Chinese artists and thinkers were implementing and imagining. But China did not only express the changing time through performances, this exhibits displays photographs, painting, sculptures and so much more of the Chinese artistic mindset.

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.

Tour the Guggenheim From Home 

Experience the building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from home with a virtual tour. Audiences can connect with artists, exhibitions, and collections from home in different ways. Enjoy audio guides of the museum on the Guggenheim Digital Guide or take a virtual tour on the Google Arts and Culture platform. Visit the Guggenheim Museum’s website to join a virtual community filled with art and creativity.  

“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 Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

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