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Guggenheim Museum - New York City, New York

Learn guitar chords for FREE through our new game Chord Master: Mahalo travel expert Asha K. explores the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Overview --------------------------------------------------------------------- Located at 1071 Fifth Ave. (at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 88th St.), on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, The Guggenheim Museum houses a world-renowned collection of Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. The museum was opened by the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation on October 21, 1959. The collection is housed in a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the premier architects of the 20th century. The permanent collection boasts works from such celebrated artists as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Rousseau and Vasily Kandinsky. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $10 for students with ID and $4 for children (grades K-12). If you make reservations at least two weeks in advance, there are discounted rates available for groups of 10 or more people. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday. The museum is closed Thursday and reopens on Friday 10:00 a.m. -5:45 p.m. Saturday the museum is open from 10:00 a.m.-7:45 p.m. After 5:45 on Saturday you may pay what you wish for admission. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Guided Tours --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Guggenheim Museum offers a variety of guided tours for adults, led by art professionals with extensive knowledge of the museum's permanent collection, architecture and exhibitions. The Guggenheim Museum Highlights tour is perfect for first-time visitors. The tour covers the museum's architecture, special exhibitions and highlights in the permanent collection. $150 per person. The Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture tour explores all the iconic architectural highlights in the museum while exploring the various galleries along the way. $175 per person. The Special Exhibitions Tour focuses on highlights from the special exhibitions, adding depth and historical perspective. $175 per person. Custom tours are also available for $215 per person. To schedule a tour, visit the Guggenheim Museum's guided tour request form on their website. The Guggenheim frequently offers free guided tours for example, on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. Check with the museum for the schedule and availability. History --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, commonly known as the Guggenheim, opened on Oct. 21, 1959 to house Solomon Guggenheim's private art collection. It was the second museum opened by the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation—the first opened at 24 East 54th St. in 1939. The collection quickly outgrew the original space and Frank Lloyd Wright was asked to design a permanent space to house the collection. It took Wright 15 years to design the museum, but the result was a space as much a work of art as those contained within. In 2005, the museum's exterior underwent a major restoration aimed at returning it to its former glory. Highlights --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Guggenheim Museum's permanent collection gives you the chance to experience the history and development of modern art first-hand. The Guggenheim houses works by a variety of important Impressionist painters.?Make sure to see Still Life: Flask, Glass and Jug and Man with Crossed Arms?by Paul?C?zanne.The museum also houses works by Pablo Picasso, the most important artist of the Cubism movement. One of Picasso's well-known works housed in the museum is?Mandolin and Guitar.Be sure to check out important abstract works by Vasily Kandinsky including Composition 8.? Read more by visiting our page at:
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