One of the world’s great modern art collections
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 FIFTH AVENUE Upper East Side, NYC – Africa Center El Museo del Barrio Museum of the City of New York Jewish Museum Cooper Hewitt Museum Guggenheim Museum Neue Galerie Metropolitan Museum of Art
Guggenheim Museum Tickets
Visit the Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (between 88th & 89th St) | Upper East Side
Inside the building, you can walk up the spiral ramps, or better yet, take the elevator to the top an unwind (which is probably what the architect had in mind).
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.
Previously at the Guggenheim Museum
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
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
Feb 10 – Sep 6, 2017 UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Explore the permanent collection through eyes of the original patrons of the Guggenheim Museum
Sep 16, 2016 – Sep 15, 2017 UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ You can actually use the solid gold toilet in this installation at the Guggenheim