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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Type: Architecture, Art Museums, Museums
At the top of Museum Mile, you cannot miss the dramatic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art housed inside Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of a giant nautilus shell. A monument to modernism, the... Read More
At the top of Museum Mile, you cannot miss the dramatic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art housed inside Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of a giant nautilus shell. A monument to modernism, the unique architecture of the space, with its spiral ramp riding to a domed skylight, thrills visitors. In the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic, Paul Goldberger, "Wright's building made it socially and culturally acceptable for an architect to design a highly expressive, intensely personal museum. In this sense, almost every museum of our time is a child of the Guggenheim." Examples of exhibits include masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Picasso, and works by Jackson Pollock.
- Sun-Mon,: Wed-Fri; 10am-5:30pm
- Tue,: Sat; 10am-8pm
- Adult $25; Senior (65+) $18; Student $18
- Museums: "Wednesdays after 3:00 PM are the least busy times to visit. Multimedia guides are available for free with admission and free tours happen daily at 2:00 PM."
- Best for Museums Because: Completed in 1959, the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum is among the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks.