Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Fee: $18

Sun. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Mon. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Tue. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Thu. Closed
Fri. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Sat. 10 AM–7:45 PM
No-Fee Hours: 5:45 PM–7:45 PM
1071 5th Ave
Manhattan, New York 10128
(212) 423-3500

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This neat photo was presumably shot from somewhere (i.e. not the ground floor) where you aren't supposed to be taking photos.
The Guggenheim (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from Guggenheim:
An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.
Dan's opinion:
I love this museum most for its architecture and the awkward fun of seeing the same museum-attendees over and over as you follow the mostly linear, upwards-spiral path. Some travel guides suggest taking the elevator to the top and then going downward, even if you can walk unassisted. But seriously, why did you bother even getting off the couch to come here then? I just wish there were a bar at the top to congratulate our ascension.
Wikipedia excerpt:
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Meyer Guggenheim and brother to Simon, Benjamin, Daniel and four others. Following studies in Switzerland, he returned to the United States to work in the family mining business, later founding the Yukon Gold Company in Alaska. He retired in 1919 to become an art collector and in 1937 he established the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to foster the appreciation of modern art. He died in 1949. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and named in his honor, was built between 1955 and 1959. Many of the pieces in the museum's collection are from Solomon's personal collection. Amongst his children were Eleanor Guggenheim (later Lady Castle Stewart), and Gertrude Guggenheim.

Promotional images for exhibits from Guggenheim official site

Current Exhibitions

Now Ongoing
Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, this intimate presentation features paintings and works on paper from a prolific period of Kandinsky's career. The exhibition is curated by Tracey Bashkoff, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and Megan Fontanella, Assistant Curator.
Feb 26, 2011 – Sep 11, 2011
This exhibition presents a visually dynamic time line of the Guggenheim's metamorphosis from private collection to public museum.

Upcoming Exhibitions

May 04, 2011 – May 14, 2011
Futurefarmers, a San Francisco–based art collective, creates projects that are diverse both in terms of production and in their strategies of audience engagement. For the Guggenheim’s Intervals series the group investigates the vanishing art of shoemaking with a site-specific installation for the museum.
May 13, 2011 – Jun 15, 2011
This exhibition showcases art by students participating in Learning Through Art (LTA), an educational program of the Guggenheim Museum.
May 20, 2011 – Sep 05, 2011
Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.
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