What we love…
- Consisting of several private collections the Guggenheim has managed to form a unique collection of contemporary, modern, impressionist, and post impressionist art from the 19th-21st century. What's unique about the curation at the Guggenheim is that it's not divided by era or mediums, instead the museum's pieces are curated as a whole collection with new works added and moved as the collection grows, which makes exploring the Guggenheim exciting with every visit. If you have time, the best way to explore the museum is without a map, just moving from room to room to experience the collection.
- Besides the ever popular rotating exhibits you'll find popular works such as, Jackson Pollock, Ocean Greyness, (1953), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Artillerymen (Das Soldatenbad), (1915), Franz Marc, Yellow Cow (Gelbe Kuh), (1911), and Édouard Manet, Before the Mirror (Devant la glace), (1876), among others.
- The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and is just as much part of the experience as the art inside. The building is an architectural icon in the New York, with its modern curved shape it stands out among New York's classic Gothic architecture. Surprisingly, when the building was first built there were a lot of architects and artists who protested its organic shape, but today most people agree it's a work of art in itself.
- The shape of the outside of the Guggenheim mirrors the inside which has a twisting ramp, that spirals from the top to the bottom. The exhibits are placed around the spiral, in rooms that shoot off of the ramp. Although the original spiral layout was designed for visitors to start at the top and wind down. Unfortunately with the amount of visitors that this place gets the elevator can't really take the traffic, so the exhibits are now curated from the bottom up.