Officially known as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, this fabulously famous art museum on Manhattan's Upper East Side was founded in 1939 by Mr. and Mrs. Guggenheim. Noted-architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright aided in the founding as well, lending a wonderfully iconic architectural style to the building itself. Today this institution is an internationally renowned art museum, one of the most popular destinations in New York, and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. It serves as a vital cultural center, educational establishment, and the beating heart of international network of museums throughout the world.
Here at the Guggenheim your group can see special exhibits of modern and contemporary art, lectures by famed artists and critics, performances and film screenings, daily classes for all ages, and daily gallery tours. This ever-growing institution devoted to 20th century art was founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces you will have to see before you go. You will also have the opportunity to stop by the unique Guggenheim store full of art and architecture books, posters, jewelry, decor, and even wine, making it the perfect NY souvenir stop while here!