Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue

The Guggenheim will reopen on October 3, with special access for members and patrons from September 30 to October 2. New measures will be in place that focus on your health and safety, so you can focus on your experience. Click here for latest inf... more

The Guggenheim will reopen on October 3, with special access for members and patrons from September 30 to October 2. New measures will be in place that focus on your health and safety, so you can focus on your experience. Click here for latest information form the NYC Dept of health. The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path. Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The inn... more

The Guggenheim will reopen on October 3, with special access for members and patrons from September 30 to October 2. New measures will be in place that focus on your health and safety, so you can focus on your experience.

Click here for latest information form the NYC Dept of health.


The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path.

Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The innovative cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has suffered cracks in its concrete surface since the museum opened in 1959. In 2005, twelve layers of paint were removed in order to repair and restore the building’s unique structure. The museum remained open throughout the process as visitors passed under scaffolding to enter the building.

The first permanent home for the museum, as mentioned, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He envisioned a building that not only broke the rectilinear grid of Manhattan but also shattered existing notions of what a museum could be. He conceived of its curving, continuous space as a "temple of spirit" where viewers could foster a new way of looking. Named the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in honor of its founder, the building opened in 1959, drawing huge crowds and stirring considerable controversy. It has never lost its power to excite and provoke, standing today as one of the great works of architecture produced in the twentieth century.

The museum entered a new era after the naming of Richard Armstrong as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in late 2008. As director, Mr. Armstrong has a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of the museums including acquisitions, development, conservation and scholarship.

While the Guggenheim Museum in New York is the Foundation’s flagship museum, there are also several other global branches of the Guggenheim network which include The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and The Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum is scheduled to open in 2013.


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1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

This Week's Hours

Mon: 10:00am–5:30pm
Tue: 10:00am–9:00pm
Wed: 10:00am–5:30pm
Thu: 10:00am–5:30pm
Fri: 10:00am–5:30pm
Sat: 10:00am–8:00pm, 5-8pm pay-what-you-wish
Sun: 10:00am–5:30pm

Closed May 23, November 14. Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Rough-Cut Viewing

Forging a path for artists to safely gather, create and perform together again, this summer and fall over fifty artists entered eight Works & Process bubble residencies in rural Hudson Valley after an unprecedented period of isolation. To capture this journey Works & Process produced a four part doc... [ + ]useries Isolation to Creation to provide audiences with the rare opportunity to go into the bubbles and behind the scenes to experience the hope, joy, exhilarating physical struggle, and emotional challenges experienced by performers returning to the studio and stage. Prior to premiere in January 2021, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents rough-cut viewings of four episodes of Isolation to Creation, October 31, and November 7, 14, and 21, at 7:30pm ET. Each episode can be viewed for 72 hours.

Artists include:
Ephrat Asherie Dance
Les Ballet Afrik with Omari Wiles
The Missing Element with Chris Celiz and Anthony Rodriguez "Invertebrate"
Music from the Sole with Gregory Richardson and Leonardo Sandoval
Jamar Roberts
Seven Deadly Sins with Joshua Bergasse, Justin Vivian Bond, Jeffrey Guimond, Marc Happel, and Sara Mearns  

"While it may be some time before we can once again see performances like these in real time and space, this year's Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar." - The Wall Street Journal

Produced by Works & Process, the four-part series by filmmaker Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, realized with support from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will premiere and be distributed and broadcast in January 2021 on the ALL ARTS streaming app, website and TV channel, an arts-focused multimedia platform.

Notes from the Bubble, a series for trailers for Isolation to Creation can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ08rQmWB63QrAk67XU8C3k2DiPmUVRyM

Find more information at www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/works-process 

$10 tickets for the general public
$5 for Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process
Complimentary for first responders, essential workers, and $500+ Friends of Works & Process. For access email [email protected] 

Once conditions are deemed safe for audiences and artists to gather, the live premieres and showings of projects featured in Isolation to Creation will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum as part of the Works & Process 2021 season.

Episodes will be available at:
October 31 - Episode One: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-1 
November 7 - Episode Two: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-2 
November 14 - Episode Three: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-3

10/31/2020 07:30 PM
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Children under 12: Free
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