The Guggenheim Museum at 5th Avenue, NYC. Photo Credit: screenwallpaper.org
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 10AM – 5:30PM Saturday 10AM -7:30PM
Admission: Adults $18 Seniors/Students $16 Children Free
Phone: (212) 423-3500
Frank Lloyd Wright’s strange rotund building has coined some interesting nicknames for this 1959 spectacle – notably “the snail” and “tornado of concrete”. Many visit just to view one of New York’s strangest building facades, however, the Guggenheim encompasses far more within her spherical interior. Permanent exhibits include the masterpieces of Paul Cézanne, Picasso, Renoir and van Gogh. The Guggenheim’s ongoing exhibition of Vasily Kandinsky’s “Bauhaus” era combines suprematism and contemporary impressionism, in a set of paintings the artist himself described as the “portrayal of a universal language”. Recent acquisitions include the Peggy Guggenheim collection of post-realist art and sculpture, now on permanent display.