NEW YORK CITY | The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, better known as ‘The Guggenheim’, is an art museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a focus on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. It’s a hugely popular museum, with over 1.2 million people visiting in 2013.
The iconic building that houses the museum’s collection was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1959 and has been described as a ‘monument to Modernism’. It’s a unique building with a spiral ramp that rises up to a domed skylight. While the main collection is displayed in New York, the museum also has branches in Bilbao, Venice and Abu Dhabi.
The museum’s collection began with Solomon R. Guggenheim’s personal collection, and has expanded greatly via the purchase of other collections and selected works. Featured artists include the likes of Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Marcel Duchamp. As well as the museum’s permanent collection, there are also a number of temporary exhibits held each year. For example 2018’s Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, was an exhibition whee the artist used personal narratives and varied mediums to address themes such as religion, capitalism, and artistic authorship.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York 10128
Telephone: 212 423 3500
Sun – Sat: 10:00am to 5:45pm