Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Things to Do in New York City
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Commonly referred to as simply “The Guggenheim”, this New York art museum is one of four Guggenheims around the world; the other three are in Bilbao, Spain, Venice, Italy and Abu Dhabi. The New York version was designed by renowned American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and stands as a shining example of his imagination and structural design prowess. The building itself is a work of modern art, shaped more or less like a ringed jardiniere.
Inside, a wide white circular staircase and ramp combination carries visitors up and down from the gallery floors. All of the art — photography, paintings, multi-media, sculptures — at The Guggenheim are modern and contemporary, but span all cultures, so not only American artists.
The sheer number of galleries, from permanent exhibits to touring collections, means there is a type or form of artistic expression here that will resonate with someone, perhaps everyone. This is an art museum that isn’t stuffy or aimed at the upper crust of society. It is art for everyman. A superb experience for locals and visitors to New York.