Guggenheim New York

Which is More Impressive, the Building or the Art?

Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an internationally well-known museum of modern and contemporary art. The global network of five Guggenheim Museums in five different cities (New York, Venice, Bilboa, Berlin, and soon to open in Abu Dhabi) all feature unique architecture and great artwork.

Guggenheim New York is located on the Upper East Side, in an iconic building designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The structure that some have called the “cupcake” stands in stark contrast to the neighboring Upper East Side buildings and is part of the show in its own right. Inside the museum, a spiral walkway leads visitors through exhibits around the perimeter of the building. The center is open.

The museum’s permanent collections includes paintings, sculptures, and artworks, and feature artists such as Cezanne, Monet, and Picasso.

Essential Tourist Information


  • Adults: $22
  • Students/Seniors (65 and up with ID): $18
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Members: Free
  • Pay-as-you-wish on Saturdays from 5:15 pm to 7:45 pm

Museum Hours

  • Friday, Sunday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5:45 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 7:45 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Location and Directions

Address: 1071 Fifth Ave at 89th St (See New York City Museums Map)

By subway, take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street. Walk west on 86th Street and turn right on Fifth Avenue. By bus, take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue.


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