Attraction of the Week - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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The Guggenheim (photo by F11 Photo)[/caption]
Art enthusiasts fly in from all over the world to experience the historic and cultured art scene of New York city. One of the main attractions for visitors is the one of a kind 1950's structure, the Guggenheim museum. Although Frank Lloyd designed this beauty about 6 decades ago, the 5th avenue museum is still a futuristic monument in appearance.
The outside landscape of the Guggenheim is just the tip of the ice berg Inside of the museum is home to historic and cutting-edge exhibitions throughout the year. Some of the biggest names in the art world have graced the walls of the Guggenheim for all of New York to see. Legends like Warhol and Marc Chagall have had their pieces admired in the museum and even George Lucas has unveiled a film inside of the museum.
New exhibits take residency at the Guggenheim year round so visiting today can be completely different from visiting in a month. Thus, over a million people visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum each year to see what's new.
The Guggenheim recently opened Visionaries: Creating A Modern Guggenheim, an exhibit dedicated to the the visionary pieces from the museum's collection, which helpded propel the museum into stardom in the world of modern and contemporary art. For a full list of current an upcoming exhibitions, please visit Guggenheim's website. The Guggenheim is open Friday - Wednesday 10am - 5:45pm (7:45pm on Saturday) and is located along the Museum Mile at 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street).