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The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum is one of the architectural wonders of the modern world. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, its shell-like shape dominates the junction of 5th Avenue and 89th Street.
Even if you're not a great fan of modern art, the building alone is well worth a visit. Completed six months after the architect's death in 1959, the building is New York's youngest officially designated landmark.
The museum houses one of the greatest collections of 19th and 20th century art, featuring one of the world's most significant collections of Kandinsky and masterpieces by Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani and Miro among many others... It also houses a variety of special exhibitions and plays host to a variety of lectures, concerts and other performance events.
Because there is so much to see and do at the Guggenheim Museum, you should allow yourself at least two hours. To get the most from your visit, it is well worth taking a tour or gallery talk: information on these can be obtained from the information desk on the main floor.
There is a second, New York Guggenheim Museum, in SoHo, which was opened in 1992. It's smaller and more intimate than its 5th avenue 'sister', and features Andy Warhol's 'The Last Supper' as an ongoing installation on the 2nd floor.
With collections also in Bilbao, Berlin and Venice, Italy (The Peggy Guggenheim Collection), the Guggenheim Museum is truly international.
Solomon R Guggenheim
The museum is closed on Thursdays.
Admission charges: $12 for Adults, $7 for Students and Senior Citizens. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.
Buses: M1, M2, M3 or M4
Guggenheim Museum SoHo
Opening hours: 11am - 6pm Thursday - Monday The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Admission charges: $8 for Adults, $5 for Students and Senior Citizens. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.
Buses: M1, M10 (then transfer to M6).