Guggenheim-Museum

Guggenheim Museum

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Right at the heart of 5th Avenue, Manhattan, is one of the art stops you need to have, a museum that is one of the most frequently visited tourist locations with over a million art enthusiasts and guests since 2013: the Guggenheim Museum.

Established in 1939 by Solomon R. Guggenheim’s foundation, it was initially known as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting under the directorship of Hilla von Rebay that eventually adopted its name after Guggenheim passed away in 1952. The museum moved to its present location in 1959 to an iconic building designed by Frank Llyod Wright.

Architectural Structure

The unique cylindrical structure differs from any typical museum. Its interior design is truly eye-catching as it presents a 6-story spiral ramp starting from the ground level upward and outwards, ending at the ceiling’s glass dome design. The museum’s interior further complements how the art pieces are presented.

Aside from the impressive architectural structure, Guggenheim Museum has gained much popularity with the public, serving as a modern cultural and educational institution. The museum showcases modern and contemporary exhibits, hosts lectures conducted by various artists, a venue for films and performances, and art classes for any age throughout the year. Art enthusiasts can have an experience of the daily gallery tours with the assistance of museum educators. Visual group tours and special activities and programs for kids are also available for booking.

Exhibits

Over the years, the museum has expanded its collections and exhibits ranging from Impressionist to Modern and contemporary art; it holds a vast array of art and sculpture pieces by world-class artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Klee, among others.

Guggenheim also houses a wide range of European and American paintings from the early 20the century to the latter half.

A visit to Guggenheim would undoubtedly amuse every art lover. No wonder it’s one of New York’s must-see museum spots.