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Guggenheim Museum


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (simply referred as the Guggenheim Museum) is a renowned modern art museum in New York City located in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The museum opened in 1959 and housed in a building designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The architecture of the building is a work of art in itself though initially criticized when it first opened. The museum houses exhibits of modern art including impressionist and contemporary art.

Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Guggenheim Museum by Leena Hietanen

Exhibits of modern art include painting and sculptures, many of which are donations from collections of wealthy donors. Donations from Solomon Guggenheim (museum's founder) include works by famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Piet Mondrian. Donations from Justin K. Thannhauser’s include works by Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Edouard Manet. Other artists include Vasily Kadinsky, Adolph Gottlieb, Kurt Schwitters, and Paul Klee.

Inside the Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Inside the Guggenheim Museum by Wallygva

The Guggenheim Museum also has an extensive collection of photographs, films, video, and the new media. The museum has some of the greatest collection of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, an American photographer known for his black and white photography. Works by other photographers include Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sophie Calle, and Sam Taylor-Wood.

Location: 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY 10128-0173

Website: Guggenheim Museum

Tel (general info): 212-423-3500

Tel (box office): 212-423-3587 


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