Guggenheim Museum

One of the world’s great modern art collections

Museum Mile Festival 2020 NYC’s biggest block party

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Museum street fair
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Free admission and outdoor art activities for children:
The Africa Center
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt
Neue Galerie
Met Museum

Guggenheim Tickets

1071 Fifth Avenue (between 88th & 89th St) | Upper East Side
daily |

Previously at the Guggenheim

Pia Camil: Here Comes the Sun

Friday, November 8, 2019
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ This Guggenheim 60th Anniversary commission by a Mexican artist is a wonderful performance based on Lygia Pape’s ‘Divisor’ (1969) that shines a bright light on people at the Guggenheim Museum

Josef Albers in Mexico shows his inspirations from Aztec, Maya, & Inca art

Nov 3, 2017 – Feb 18, 2018
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The curator shows how Albers’ travel in Mexico profoundly influenced one of the great teachers of American contemporary artists, bringing Mayan motifs into contemporary art

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Feb 10 – Sep 6, 2017
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Explore the permanent collection through eyes of the original patrons of the Guggenheim Museum

Maurizio Cattelan: ‘America’ says a lot with few words

Sep 16, 2016 – Sep 15, 2017
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ You can actually use the solid gold toilet in this installation at the Guggenheim

Origins of the Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim fortune was made in mining and smelting, including Colorado silver and Alaskan gold.

The collection was originally Solomon R. Guggenheim’s personal collection. He began showing it to the public from his apartment in the Plaza Hotel. The museum was founded in 1939 under the direction of German artist Hilla von Rebay.

The Museum moved in 1959 to the iconic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. You can walk up the spiral ramps or take the elevator to the top an unwind (which is probably what Lloyd Wright had in mind).