Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue

The Guggenheim is excited to welcome visitors back. Click here for saftey protocols Click here for latest information form the NYC Dept of health. The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some... more

The Guggenheim is excited to welcome visitors back. Click here for saftey protocols Click here for latest information form the NYC Dept of health. The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path. Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The innovative cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has suffered cracks in its concrete surface since the museum opened in 1959. ... more

The Guggenheim is excited to welcome visitors back. Click here for saftey protocols

Click here for latest information form the NYC Dept of health.


The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path.

Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The innovative cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has suffered cracks in its concrete surface since the museum opened in 1959. In 2005, twelve layers of paint were removed in order to repair and restore the building’s unique structure. The museum remained open throughout the process as visitors passed under scaffolding to enter the building.

The first permanent home for the museum, as mentioned, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He envisioned a building that not only broke the rectilinear grid of Manhattan but also shattered existing notions of what a museum could be. He conceived of its curving, continuous space as a "temple of spirit" where viewers could foster a new way of looking. Named the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in honor of its founder, the building opened in 1959, drawing huge crowds and stirring considerable controversy. It has never lost its power to excite and provoke, standing today as one of the great works of architecture produced in the twentieth century.

The museum entered a new era after the naming of Richard Armstrong as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in late 2008. As director, Mr. Armstrong has a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of the museums including acquisitions, development, conservation and scholarship.

While the Guggenheim Museum in New York is the Foundation’s flagship museum, there are also several other global branches of the Guggenheim network which include The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and The Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum is scheduled to open in 2013.


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Works & Process Spring Season and Live Performances

The performing arts series Works & Process announces the return of live performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state's "Safely Bringing Back the Arts" pilot program. Beginning on March 19, under the guidance of the Department of Health, two concurrent series of perform... [ + ]ances produced by Works & Process will take place in the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. These reduced-capacity events will be among the first indoor performances the state has permitted since it closed venues due to the pandemic a year ago, reaching a milestone in the recovery of the city's cultural sector. The Spring Season includes participation in Lincoln Center's Restart Stages, NY PopsUp, and the Culmination of WPA Virtual Commissions.

"Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar." – The Wall Street Journal

"But amid the health crisis, which has devastated the performing arts. Quarantine bubbles offer support that verges on the existential...the bubble was a rare chance at a dire time." 
– The Washington Post Sunday

Works & Process bubble residencies and Works & Process reopening performances are made possible through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Stephen Kroll Reidy.

The first day of spring, March 20, marks the beginning of 12 one-night-only Works & Process commissions developed in its bubble residencies. This series premieres with Rhapsody in Blue by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, artists long supported by Works & Process. Tickets go on sale 72 hours prior to each capacity-reduced performance; more information is available here: https://www.guggenheim.org/initiatives/works-process.

This group of new commissions by New York-based artists amplify underrepresented voices and performing arts cultures. They have been incubated inside two-week-long Works & Process bubble residencies in upstate New York, making it possible for artists to safely create and rehearse together. On the last day of each residency, the artists will travel together to the museum and present a thirty-minute live performance in the rotunda.  

Several of these Works & Process pieces will be presented in matinee performances at Restart Stages, a cultural and civic initiative to jump start the performing arts sector in New York City; part of the SNF-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines and reactivates public space for a new era. More information is available here. Select Works & Process projects will also be featured as part of NY PopsUp, an expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances throughout New York City.

05/07/2021 12:00 AM
Fri, May 07
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Works & Process Spring Season and Live Performances

The performing arts series Works & Process announces the return of live performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state's "Safely Bringing Back the Arts" pilot program. Beginning on March 19, under the guidance of the Department of Health, two concurrent series of perform... [ + ]ances produced by Works & Process will take place in the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. These reduced-capacity events will be among the first indoor performances the state has permitted since it closed venues due to the pandemic a year ago, reaching a milestone in the recovery of the city's cultural sector. The Spring Season includes participation in Lincoln Center's Restart Stages, NY PopsUp, and the Culmination of WPA Virtual Commissions.

"Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar." – The Wall Street Journal

"But amid the health crisis, which has devastated the performing arts. Quarantine bubbles offer support that verges on the existential...the bubble was a rare chance at a dire time." 
– The Washington Post Sunday

Works & Process bubble residencies and Works & Process reopening performances are made possible through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Stephen Kroll Reidy.

The first day of spring, March 20, marks the beginning of 12 one-night-only Works & Process commissions developed in its bubble residencies. This series premieres with Rhapsody in Blue by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, artists long supported by Works & Process. Tickets go on sale 72 hours prior to each capacity-reduced performance; more information is available here: https://www.guggenheim.org/initiatives/works-process.

This group of new commissions by New York-based artists amplify underrepresented voices and performing arts cultures. They have been incubated inside two-week-long Works & Process bubble residencies in upstate New York, making it possible for artists to safely create and rehearse together. On the last day of each residency, the artists will travel together to the museum and present a thirty-minute live performance in the rotunda.  

Several of these Works & Process pieces will be presented in matinee performances at Restart Stages, a cultural and civic initiative to jump start the performing arts sector in New York City; part of the SNF-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines and reactivates public space for a new era. More information is available here. Select Works & Process projects will also be featured as part of NY PopsUp, an expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances throughout New York City.

05/07/2021 12:00 AM
Fri, May 07
12:00AM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Works & Process Spring Season and Live Performances

The performing arts series Works & Process announces the return of live performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state's "Safely Bringing Back the Arts" pilot program. Beginning on March 19, under the guidance of the Department of Health, two concurrent series of perform... [ + ]ances produced by Works & Process will take place in the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. These reduced-capacity events will be among the first indoor performances the state has permitted since it closed venues due to the pandemic a year ago, reaching a milestone in the recovery of the city's cultural sector. The Spring Season includes participation in Lincoln Center's Restart Stages, NY PopsUp, and the Culmination of WPA Virtual Commissions.

"Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar." – The Wall Street Journal

"But amid the health crisis, which has devastated the performing arts. Quarantine bubbles offer support that verges on the existential...the bubble was a rare chance at a dire time." 
– The Washington Post Sunday

Works & Process bubble residencies and Works & Process reopening performances are made possible through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Stephen Kroll Reidy.

The first day of spring, March 20, marks the beginning of 12 one-night-only Works & Process commissions developed in its bubble residencies. This series premieres with Rhapsody in Blue by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, artists long supported by Works & Process. Tickets go on sale 72 hours prior to each capacity-reduced performance; more information is available here: https://www.guggenheim.org/initiatives/works-process.

This group of new commissions by New York-based artists amplify underrepresented voices and performing arts cultures. They have been incubated inside two-week-long Works & Process bubble residencies in upstate New York, making it possible for artists to safely create and rehearse together. On the last day of each residency, the artists will travel together to the museum and present a thirty-minute live performance in the rotunda.  

Several of these Works & Process pieces will be presented in matinee performances at Restart Stages, a cultural and civic initiative to jump start the performing arts sector in New York City; part of the SNF-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines and reactivates public space for a new era. More information is available here. Select Works & Process projects will also be featured as part of NY PopsUp, an expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances throughout New York City.

05/08/2021 12:00 AM
Sat, May 08
12:00AM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Works & Process Spring Season and Live Performances

The performing arts series Works & Process announces the return of live performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state's "Safely Bringing Back the Arts" pilot program. Beginning on March 19, under the guidance of the Department of Health, two concurrent series of perform... [ + ]ances produced by Works & Process will take place in the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. These reduced-capacity events will be among the first indoor performances the state has permitted since it closed venues due to the pandemic a year ago, reaching a milestone in the recovery of the city's cultural sector. The Spring Season includes participation in Lincoln Center's Restart Stages, NY PopsUp, and the Culmination of WPA Virtual Commissions.

"Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar." – The Wall Street Journal

"But amid the health crisis, which has devastated the performing arts. Quarantine bubbles offer support that verges on the existential...the bubble was a rare chance at a dire time." 
– The Washington Post Sunday

Works & Process bubble residencies and Works & Process reopening performances are made possible through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Stephen Kroll Reidy.

The first day of spring, March 20, marks the beginning of 12 one-night-only Works & Process commissions developed in its bubble residencies. This series premieres with Rhapsody in Blue by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, artists long supported by Works & Process. Tickets go on sale 72 hours prior to each capacity-reduced performance; more information is available here: https://www.guggenheim.org/initiatives/works-process.

This group of new commissions by New York-based artists amplify underrepresented voices and performing arts cultures. They have been incubated inside two-week-long Works & Process bubble residencies in upstate New York, making it possible for artists to safely create and rehearse together. On the last day of each residency, the artists will travel together to the museum and present a thirty-minute live performance in the rotunda.  

Several of these Works & Process pieces will be presented in matinee performances at Restart Stages, a cultural and civic initiative to jump start the performing arts sector in New York City; part of the SNF-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines and reactivates public space for a new era. More information is available here. Select Works & Process projects will also be featured as part of NY PopsUp, an expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances throughout New York City.

05/09/2021 12:00 AM
Sun, May 09
12:00AM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Works & Process Spring Season and Live Performances

The performing arts series Works & Process announces the return of live performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state's "Safely Bringing Back the Arts" pilot program. Beginning on March 19, under the guidance of the Department of Health, two concurrent series of perform... [ + ]ances produced by Works & Process will take place in the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. These reduced-capacity events will be among the first indoor performances the state has permitted since it closed venues due to the pandemic a year ago, reaching a milestone in the recovery of the city's cultural sector. The Spring Season includes participation in Lincoln Center's Restart Stages, NY PopsUp, and the Culmination of WPA Virtual Commissions.

"Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar." – The Wall Street Journal

"But amid the health crisis, which has devastated the performing arts. Quarantine bubbles offer support that verges on the existential...the bubble was a rare chance at a dire time." 
– The Washington Post Sunday

Works & Process bubble residencies and Works & Process reopening performances are made possible through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Stephen Kroll Reidy.

The first day of spring, March 20, marks the beginning of 12 one-night-only Works & Process commissions developed in its bubble residencies. This series premieres with Rhapsody in Blue by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, artists long supported by Works & Process. Tickets go on sale 72 hours prior to each capacity-reduced performance; more information is available here: https://www.guggenheim.org/initiatives/works-process.

This group of new commissions by New York-based artists amplify underrepresented voices and performing arts cultures. They have been incubated inside two-week-long Works & Process bubble residencies in upstate New York, making it possible for artists to safely create and rehearse together. On the last day of each residency, the artists will travel together to the museum and present a thirty-minute live performance in the rotunda.  

Several of these Works & Process pieces will be presented in matinee performances at Restart Stages, a cultural and civic initiative to jump start the performing arts sector in New York City; part of the SNF-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines and reactivates public space for a new era. More information is available here. Select Works & Process projects will also be featured as part of NY PopsUp, an expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances throughout New York City.

05/10/2021 12:00 AM
Mon, May 10
12:00AM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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