This spiraling white concrete structure, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is one of the most iconic buildings in NYC, if not in all of the USA. This is one museum where the building itself is as interesting as the exhibition inside. First check out the façade from the Central Park side of Fifth Ave, and then head inside to examine the rotunda and the famous coiled ramp; it’s more enjoyable (and easier) to take the elevator to the top and walk down.
2nd Guggenheim out of 5. I think I caught it on an off day because one floor was off limits due to installation. Still the unique architecture cannot be denied. Maybe next I'm out in NYC Ill check it out again.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum is one of the iconic architecture marvels of New York City. The rotunda spirals upward and the art changes as you travel up and down seeing it from different vantage point each time. I have seen many exhibits at the Guggenheim. Some challenges the space while others merely co-exists with it.
James Turrell’s current exhibit is savagely simplistic and mind altering as a result. Conceived and created with the rotunda in mind, Turrell’s installation challenges the notion of perception, depth and almost existence in itself. I was blinded by the art and sheer possibility it proposed. I want to tell you more but that would ruin the experience. Go see it for yourself, lay down in the middle of the rotunda, look up and be wowed. Turrell’s exhibit is an experience that must be felt.
Often referred to as The Guggenheim Museum, it is one of the most recognizable art museums in New York City. I was there only once, and it was disappointing. There were more empty walls than arts in the building. It made me wonder if the crowd was there for the arts or just for the architecture of the building; which I thought was an art itself.
By AFAR Traveler
As beautiful as the art work it holds
The Guggenheim is like a breathing, living entity and the people are its blood, moving along its veins, taking in its riches along the way.
New York City has so many great museums and I visit them all quite often whenever a new exhibit piques my interest. The Guggenheim is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The admission price is a little more than other museums so I recommend visiting it on their pay-as-you-wish Saturdays. That said, even if you're not interested in the exhibit itself you should walk into the lobby to admire the architecture. Seen from the outside, the building is impressive but viewed from the inside you can't help but look up and gawk at its structural design for a good while.