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Reviewed 6 April 2021

The Guggenheim is experimenting with exhibiting during Covid. Re-opened very recently. There were only 2 of the galleries with actual exhibits of art. The main 'attraction' was a large screen hung from the center of the 'atrium' entrance area. The films were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping to see. The building itself is stunning, and of course being on the East side of Central Park, the walk through the park to get there was delightful. No refreshments/water was available. But that may come as vaccines become more prevalent.

Date of experience: April 2021
1  Thank MSLovell
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Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

I admit, modern art isn’t always my thing, but I always try to review things based upon my expectations. I even honestly only went for the iconic skylight and architecture, which ended up being darkened due to the nature of their new exhibit, which focuses on videos. Art is in the eye of the beholder, but some of this stuff looks like piles of carpet remnants and just random ropes hanging. I don’t care about Pollock. I’ve seen enough Picasso and in my opinion, he’s overrated.

There was actually nothing here that I cared about. Nothing moved me. And there was really barely anything there to see.

I’ve been to the MET, AMNH, the Whitney, MoMA, MoMA PS1, the Museum of the City of NY, the NY Historical Society, The Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum, The American Folk Art Museum, the Museum of Sex, the Rubin, the JP Morgan Library. Many of them with cheaper or even free admission.

The Guggenheim is hands down my LEAST favorite.

Date of experience: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

Covid has created a very different but special Guggenheim. Do not expect the same crowd and large exhibits. Check the website carefully. That said, when we walked in, we were treated to dim lighting and an extraordinary opera. performance and grand piano. Jackson Pollock’s Mural was on exhibition. Quick 2 hours, but lovely. Fills a county girl’s soul with the arts.

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Reviewed 30 December 2020

The Guggenheim is an iconic symbol of New York City. It is one of the most enduring designs of celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is stunning; it is one of the world's most striking buildings; it's an art gallery that's a work of art in itself. The exhibits are a mix of Modernism and Contemporary art. At the moment, Jackson Pollock's Mural is on show. Pollock was a master of Action Painting; this Mural is rarely seen. It is quite a steep walk as you progress to the top, but is is worth it.

Date of experience: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

The first impression of the building is stunning, loved the architectural impression so iconic. We went pre covid so sorry if this doesnt apply anymore. Like many great art museums you really need to do research before you go or its too ovewhelming. Pick what you want to see, learn a bit about it and then its more meaningful. On the way out loved the museum store, spend ages looking around in here.

Date of experience: November 2019
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