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Top 5 Tips for Visiting the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


Make the most of your trip to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
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Madigan Talmage-Bowers is a writer based in Denver, Colorado. She has also lived in Italy, San Francisco, and New York City, where she studied media theory at the New School. She loves introducing her kids to ancient history, local art, hiking trails, and new foods on adventures around the globe.

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Hi, I'm Madigan!

Madigan Talmage-Bowers is a writer based in Denver, Colorado. She has also lived in Italy, San Francisco, and New York City, where she studied media theory at the New School. She loves introducing her kids to ancient history, local art, hiking trails, and new foods on adventures around the globe.

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1. Stroll the spiral

The building itself is a work of art, with a cylindrical shape and spiral galleries designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Look up to admire the ceiling dome that caps the circular atrium.

2. Admire Impressionist masters

Head to the second floor to see the Thannhauser Collection, which includes paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Manet, and Picasso. Bonus: view these masterpieces without the crowds during an early-morning VIP tour, which allows you to enter the museum before it opens.

3. Ask a Gallery Guide

Don’t be afraid—these museum employees are stationed throughout the galleries and are available to answer all your art questions. Look for them wearing a “Let’s Talk Art” button.

4. Museum dining

Take a break with a coffee, pastry, or a glass of wine overlooking Central Park at Cafe 3. A more formal option, The Wright restaurant offers a full bistro menu in a contemporary setting.

5. Pay-What-You-Wish

Every Saturday from 5 to 8pm, take advantage of flexible pay-what-you-wish pricing for a budget-friendly evening at the Guggenheim.

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