SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
Whenever I have nothing to do, but want to spend the day learning or discovering something new, visiting a museum is my go to activity. Thankfully New York City is a home to dozens of museums, and since I am still new there are so many museums left on my lists. This weekend I decided to visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum located on the Upper East Side just a couple of blocks down from the MET. And it is definitely a museum worth visiting in your lifetime.
A magnificent building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1959. Since then the Guggenheim museum collection has grown to museum across the world such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the most recent one in Abu Dhabi. The importance of the NYC Guggenheim building can be supported with the fact that in 2019 it became a UNESCO Heritage Sight. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. The Guggenheim is home to a collection of modern and contemporary art. What makes this museum so characteristic is special is the rotunda, that widens as you climb up. The top has a glass rooftop that gives beautiful natural light to the museum.
Here you can find many of Vasily Kandinsky’s works, which are absolutely stunning and contemporary which is stunning considering he painted in early 20th century. You can also find works of Etel Adnan, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, and many more. It’s definitely a must visit if you are a contemporary and modern art lover.