Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Located in the Upper East Side, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is housed in a building designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is considered his last major work. The building has a modern façade that resembles a stack, broad at the top and slim slightly at the bottom. The ceiling of the building is vaulted by a rotunda that lights up the interiors. The gallery is in a spiral shape that goes up from the ground to the top floor. While you can see art work displayed on the walls of the spiral, viewing rooms located in the building also showcase work..
You can find the museum's permanent collection on the second floor, which features works by world famous artists such as Picasso, Cezanne, Dali, Rousseau, Van Gogh, Renoir and more. Find works that represent early French Impressionism to contemporary works with an avant-garde style that reflect the post-modern wave. The museum aims at promoting modern art through exhibitions and education programs meant to increase awareness at an international level.
You may continue your art crawl at the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of the City of New York. Later, at Le Pain Quotidien (212-327-4900), 1131 Madison Ave., you can choose from sweet delights or refreshing sandwiches on freshly baked bread. At Kinsale Tavern (212-348-4370) you can find a lively mixed crowd glued to sports TV. You can choose from beer, wine or cocktails at this sports bar.
Nearby Excelsior Hotel, a 3 star hotel, has French interiors that are elegant and stylish. This New York hotel has a library, cell phone rentals and a mirrored fitness center. Budget travelers can stay at the 1 star Columbus Studios Hostel, where the rooms are done with cheerful colors and basic furnishing.
Friday 10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Senior (65+) and student $15
Child 12 and under Free
1071 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10128-0112
Tel: (212) 423-3500
Trains: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street