Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1959 to house the founding collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim, it's been growing organically ever since. This continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art displays both masterworks of great fame and new exhibitions of young artists from around the world.
Special Exhibition Tours
At the Guggenheim
Thru January 12, 2020
In the Guggenheim’s first artist-curated exhibition, six contemporary artists explore the museum’s collection, each creating a distinct thematic presentation
Highlights of the Collection
The Guggenheim has a rich collection of paintings that show the transition of avant-garde art from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, from the fleeting light effects of Monet to the breakdown of illusionism and reavaluation of space, color and line in Cezanne and Picasso. Looking at masterworks from the most famous impressionist, post-impressionist, abstract, surrealist, and early modern artists, we will explore the great changes in art and perceptions of reality that led us into the modern age.