Guggenheim Museum an Art Lover’s Dream

December 27, 2012 by

The Guggenheim Museum New York City

The Guggenheim Museum New York City

Just walking toward the Guggenheim Museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York is awe inspiring. The great rotunda design was way ahead of its time back in 1959, and today is among the 20th century’s most significant architectural landmarks.

Inside, the smaller galleries cover a wide range of art from Impressionism to contemporary.

Guggenheim Museum

From Private Collection to Guggenheim Museum

Back in 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim started a foundation sanctioned to operate a museum to publicly show and preserve his collection of nonobjective art. Today, the influence of that decision has taken art around the world under the Guggenheim name.

Along with the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, you can also visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Guggenheim Museum

Art According to Guggenheim

Unlike most art museums and other institutions devoted to visual arts, the Guggenheim Museum does not divide its exhibits according to specific mediums or eras. Instead, it considers the collection housed there as an integrated whole and in this way opens the door for emerging talent as well as other historical finds that may fill gaps.

Collections include Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern masterpieces.

The Guggenheim Museum features a permanent collection with a focus on the museum’s interests and artistic specializations. Current exhibits include portions of the Thannhauser Collestion with masterpieces by artists like Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Paul CĂ©zanne, Paul Gauguin, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh.

Along with this, you can expect to learn stories behind a variety of different private collections and special exhibitions of contemporary art commissions made possible through Guggenheim’s unique partnerships.

To learn what exhibits are on display, before your visit, check in with the Guggenheim Museum New York website for updates.

Photo credits: pixagraphic, raimundo illanes, (vincent desjardins)

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