The Guggenheim Museum is amongst the finest and most popular museums in New York City. Opened in 1959 with impressive painting and modern sculpture collections from world renowned artists like Rudolf Bauer, Hilla Rebay, Wassily Kandinsky, in the years to come the museum continued to acquire paintings of Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Van Gogh and The Great Pablo Picasso. Today over 1 million people visit the museum every year.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it took 15 years and hundreds of sketches to design the teacup shaped museum. It was Wright's last major work; he believed that Museum will make its nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art look ordinary.
Exploring inside the museum is absolute delight. Walking on the grand ramp of the dome is a thrilling experience for visitors. In less than 10 minutes up the spiral walk way you will feel the company of greatness as you stand before Pablo Picasso's Woman with Yellow Hair and other great artwork.
The significant amount of quality artwork on display will make you wonder where to begin. For art lovers who do not want to miss anything important I'd recommend one of the comprehensive guided tours. Be sure not to miss out on the audio tours featuring the architecture of the building which is as interesting as the artwork it contains.
You can relax in Guggenheim Cafe inside the museum. If you are visiting museum around lunch time then consider eating in the cafe. The price is reasonable and it's easy to get a table.
The Guggenheim also has 2 stores on 1st and 6th floor offering souvenirs for visitors like T-Shirts, caps, books and posters.