Guggenheim

1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street
New York, NY 

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Wednesday–Monday 11 am–6 pm
Pay-what-you-wish Saturday 6 pm–8 pm

$25, $18/students & seniors, free/ages 12 & under

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See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark modern museum.

꩜ Meet New Yorker poets, artists, critics, dancers, and filmmakers in paintings, oil sketches, collages, drawings, prints, and freestanding “cutout” works in Alex Katz: Gathering around the iconic spiral.

🧵 Nick Cave: Forothermore features the internationally acclaimed artists’ elaborate installations and textile works, including his iconic Soundsuits, which blend sculpture, costume design, and instrument-making.

🖼 In galleries adjacent to the rotunda, find Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and modern masterpieces including works by Degas, Gauguin, Picasso and more plus smaller exhibits.

🖌 Download an activity sheet to discover the different shapes and nature-inspired architectural details – crescent lights, triangle  stairwells, keyhole doors and a gorgeous circular skylight – and design your own museum. Kids audio guides available online for select works.

📖 Find a shelf of children’s art books in the library through a fun keyhole entrance on the spiral.

👶 Strollers are welcome, though they can get tricky on the ramped spiral – use the break when needed.

🎨 Look for excellent hands-on family programs for babies through teens.

🎧 Prepare for the visit with a downloadable social narrative, which contains photographs and descriptions of what to expect during a trip to the Guggenheim. Designed for autistic visitors but helpful for all. Also  see the Sensory Map to find spaces that are likely to be quieter and less crowded, those with natural and low light, and areas where there is usually seating for breaks. Sensory bags containing fidget tools, noise-canceling headphones, and other resources are available for checkout at the Admissions desk.

🍽  Enjoy pastries and chocolates, fresh sandwiches and salads, lattés, a glass of wine, while taking in views of Central Park at Café Rebay on the third floor (open Thursday–Monday, 11 am–3:30 pm). Pick up a picnic at the Bluestone Lane cafe in a historic church one block north to eat across the street in Central Park or get a quick snack from hot dog, smoothie and gelato carts out front.

🌳 Across the street from Central Park with destination Ancient Playground a few blocks south.

 

 

Guggenheim

See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark modern museum.

꩜ Meet New Yorker poets, artists, critics, dancers, and filmmakers in paintings, oil sketches, collages, drawings, prints, and freestanding “cutout” works in Alex Katz: Gathering around the iconic spiral.

🧵 Nick Cave: Forothermore features the internationally acclaimed artists’ elaborate installations and textile works, including his iconic Soundsuits, which blend sculpture, costume design, and instrument-making.

🖼 In galleries adjacent to the rotunda, find Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and modern masterpieces including works by Degas, Gauguin, Picasso and more plus smaller exhibits.

See our complete guide to the Guggenheim.

Wednesday–Monday 11 am–6 pm
Pay-what-you-wish Saturday 6 pm–8 pm

Alex Katz: Gathering

Staged in the city where 95-year-old artist Alex Katz has lived and worked his entire life, and prepared with the close collaboration of the artist, this retrospective fills the museum’s stunning Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda.  Encounter works fusing the energy of Abstract Expressionist canvases with the American vernaculars of the magazine, billboard, and movie screen. Meet New Yorker poets, artists, critics, dancers, and filmmakers who have animated the cultural avant-garde from the postwar period to the present.

Encompassing paintings, oil sketches, collages, drawings, prints, and freestanding “cutout” works, the exhibition begins with the artist’s intimate sketches of riders on the New York City subway from the late 1940s and culminates in the rapturous, immersive landscapes that have dominated his output in recent years.

See our guide to the Guggenheim.

Nick Cave: Forothermore

Explore the career of Nick Cave, internationally celebrated for his elaborate installations and textile works, including his iconic Soundsuits, which blend sculpture, costume design, and instrument-making. See sculpture, installation, video, and rarely seen early works. The title is a neologism, a new word that reflects the artist’s lifelong commitment to creating space for those who feel marginalized by dominant society and culture—especially working-class communities and queer people of color. The show will both highlight the development of Cave’s singular art practice and interrogate the promises, fulfilled or broken, that the late 20th and early 21st centuries offered to the “other.”

Thematic sections are titled “What It Was,” “What It Is,” and “What It Shall Be”, inspired by an old African American greeting. “What It Was” explores early works that honor the artist’s creative and social foundations within his family and beyond. Living and working in Chicago, Cave often cites the psychedelic pageantry of George Clinton’s collective Parliament-Funkadelic and the flamboyant excess of Chicago house music as formative influences on his artistic development. “What It Is” will include Cave’s work that addresses oppression, loss, mourning, and remembrance, but also joy and collective celebration. Finally, “What It Shall Be” will gather Cave’s recent incarnation of Soundsuits and monumentally scaled Tondo works, which exemplify his survival strategies amid injustice.

See our guide to the Guggenheim.

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Fabulous fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic accompanied by Ensemble Signal as a dancing cast costumed and directed by Mizrahi brings the lively tale of animals and instruments to quirky life. Only 30 minutes long plus funny dancing animals make it great for very wee ones (but also entertaining for grown-ups).

Sat-Sun 1 pm, 2:30 pm & 4 pm

 

Guggenheim Pay-What-You-Wish Hours

Enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission to the Guggenheim on Saturday evenings.

See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark modern museum. Meet New Yorker poets, artists, critics, dancers, and filmmakers in paintings, oil sketches, collages, drawings, prints, and freestanding “cutout” works in Alex Katz: Gathering around the iconic spiral. Also explore Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and modern masterpieces including works by Degas, Gauguin, Picasso and Kandinsky plus smaller exhibits.

See our complete guide to the Guggenheim.

Guggenheim Second Sunday Family Tour

On the second Sunday of every month, explore the Guggenheim with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

See our guide to the Guggenheim.