It’s true that New York has a huge variety of things to do, museums and activities, but the Guggenheim Museum is definitely one of the most popular attractions in the Big Apple. It’s a must see.
Solomon Robert Guggenheim was an American tycoon who kept his private collection in his suite at the Plaza Hotel and, at one point in his life, he decided to organize a collection that could bring together all these works by Kandinsky, Bauer and Moholy-Nagy in one place. And that was how the Guggenheim Museum was born, founded in 1937 with the goal of giving the common people some knowledge about modern art.
The Museum's architecture blends in perfectly with the works exhibited and this cool experience begins as soon as we see the white peculiar shaped building. The center of the building has a lobby that is illuminated by a glass dome and the works are exhibited along a spiral-shaped ramp that represents a means to access its monumentality. In addition to the names already mentioned, here you’ll find art by Manet, Matisse and Pollock, among others.
Across from Central Park and in an area comprised of tall buildings, the Guggenheim Museum stands out and deserves to be visited by those who enjoy art or are looking to learn a little bit more about some of the most respected artists in the world.
Cool Tip: On Saturdays, from 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM, there is no price list pertaining to Museum entrances. A value is suggested and each visitor pays whatever they consider fair.