Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue
The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showro... more
The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path. Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The innovative cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has suffered cracks in its concrete surface since the museum opened in 1959. In 2005, twelve layers of paint were removed in order to repair and restore the building’s unique structure. The museum remained open throughout the proces... more
The Guggenheim holds a unique place in the history of New York City's museums. Established some sixty years ago by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist-advisor Hilla Rebay, it first assumed temporary residence in a former automobile showroom on East 54th Street in New York. The "Museum of Non-Objective Painting," as it was then known, took as its basis the radical new forms of art being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The insistence of its founders on a wholly new kind of art seen in a wholly new kind of space set the Guggenheim on its path.

Throughout its history, it has stood as a groundbreaking institution geared as much toward the promise of the future as the preservation of the past. The belief in preservation was furthered by a recent extensive restoration of the museum’s exterior, which as of 2008 is now nearly complete. The innovative cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has suffered cracks in its concrete surface since the museum opened in 1959. In 2005, twelve layers of paint were removed in order to repair and restore the building’s unique structure. The museum remained open throughout the process as visitors passed under scaffolding to enter the building.

The first permanent home for the museum, as mentioned, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He envisioned a building that not only broke the rectilinear grid of Manhattan but also shattered existing notions of what a museum could be. He conceived of its curving, continuous space as a "temple of spirit" where viewers could foster a new way of looking. Named the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in honor of its founder, the building opened in 1959, drawing huge crowds and stirring considerable controversy. It has never lost its power to excite and provoke, standing today as one of the great works of architecture produced in the twentieth century.

The museum entered a new era after the naming of Richard Armstrong as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in late 2008. As director, Mr. Armstrong has a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of the museums including acquisitions, development, conservation and scholarship.

While the Guggenheim Museum in New York is the Foundation’s flagship museum, there are also several other global branches of the Guggenheim network which include The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and The Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum is scheduled to open in 2025.

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1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

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Monday 11am – 6pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am – 6pm
Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Members-only hours on select Mondays 6-8 pm

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Upcoming Events

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Third Bird

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of Third Bird, with a libretto and direction by Isaac Mizrahi, music by composer Nico Muhly (played by Ensemble Signal and conducted by Brad Lubman), choreography by John Heginbotham, and lighting b... [ + ]y Brandon Stirling Baker. Performances are on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6pm and 7:30pm; Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:30pm and 4pm; and on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm and 4pm. Each 30-minute performance will take place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designedPeter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Recommended for Ages 5 and older. Full vaccination required for all.

CAST
Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Marjorie Folkman, Duck
Christine Flores, Bird
Ramona Kelley, Zookeeper
Lindsey Jones, Cat
Daniel Pettrow, Ostrich
Derrick Arthur, Ornithologist
Norton Owen, Grandfather
Gus Solomons Jr, Moon

Since 2007, Works & Process has produced sold-out performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf directed and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. After over one hundred performances, Mizrahi was inspired to create an homage to this iconic work, and during the pandemic Works & Process commissioned Third Bird. Highlighting a cast of eight, including a flying bluebird, a swimming duck, and a running ostrich, Third Bird celebrates each individual's unique strengths.

Throughout the pandemic, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities for artists and pioneered the bubble residency making it possible for artists to safely gather and create. The spring 2022 season will feature the official world premieres of works created by New York artists – many representing historically marginalized performing arts cultures – and incubated during the peak of the pandemic inside 2020-21 Works & Process bubble residencies. Third Bird was developed in an April 2021 Works & Process bubble residency at the Catskill Mountain Foundation and a November 2021 Works & Process LaunchPAD "Process as Destination" residency at The Church, Sag Harbor. Alongside premieres of commissions, Works & Process will present performance excerpts and artist discussions about new works prior to their premieres at leading organizations including BAAD!, Federal Hall, Glimmerglass Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Ballet.

WORKS & PROCESS TICKETS 
$35, $15 partial view. Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available for purchase online only at worksandprocess.org.

06/03/2022 12:00 AM
Fri, June 03
12:00AM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish select Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Third Bird

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of Third Bird, with a libretto and direction by Isaac Mizrahi, music by composer Nico Muhly (played by Ensemble Signal and conducted by Brad Lubman), choreography by John Heginbotham, and lighting b... [ + ]y Brandon Stirling Baker. Performances are on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6pm and 7:30pm; Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:30pm and 4pm; and on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm and 4pm. Each 30-minute performance will take place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designedPeter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Recommended for Ages 5 and older. Full vaccination required for all.

CAST
Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Marjorie Folkman, Duck
Christine Flores, Bird
Ramona Kelley, Zookeeper
Lindsey Jones, Cat
Daniel Pettrow, Ostrich
Derrick Arthur, Ornithologist
Norton Owen, Grandfather
Gus Solomons Jr, Moon

Since 2007, Works & Process has produced sold-out performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf directed and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. After over one hundred performances, Mizrahi was inspired to create an homage to this iconic work, and during the pandemic Works & Process commissioned Third Bird. Highlighting a cast of eight, including a flying bluebird, a swimming duck, and a running ostrich, Third Bird celebrates each individual's unique strengths.

Throughout the pandemic, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities for artists and pioneered the bubble residency making it possible for artists to safely gather and create. The spring 2022 season will feature the official world premieres of works created by New York artists – many representing historically marginalized performing arts cultures – and incubated during the peak of the pandemic inside 2020-21 Works & Process bubble residencies. Third Bird was developed in an April 2021 Works & Process bubble residency at the Catskill Mountain Foundation and a November 2021 Works & Process LaunchPAD "Process as Destination" residency at The Church, Sag Harbor. Alongside premieres of commissions, Works & Process will present performance excerpts and artist discussions about new works prior to their premieres at leading organizations including BAAD!, Federal Hall, Glimmerglass Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Ballet.

WORKS & PROCESS TICKETS 
$35, $15 partial view. Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available for purchase online only at worksandprocess.org.

06/04/2022 12:00 AM
Sat, June 04
12:00AM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish select Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Third Bird

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of Third Bird, with a libretto and direction by Isaac Mizrahi, music by composer Nico Muhly (played by Ensemble Signal and conducted by Brad Lubman), choreography by John Heginbotham, and lighting b... [ + ]y Brandon Stirling Baker. Performances are on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6pm and 7:30pm; Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:30pm and 4pm; and on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm and 4pm. Each 30-minute performance will take place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designedPeter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Recommended for Ages 5 and older. Full vaccination required for all.

CAST
Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Marjorie Folkman, Duck
Christine Flores, Bird
Ramona Kelley, Zookeeper
Lindsey Jones, Cat
Daniel Pettrow, Ostrich
Derrick Arthur, Ornithologist
Norton Owen, Grandfather
Gus Solomons Jr, Moon

Since 2007, Works & Process has produced sold-out performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf directed and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. After over one hundred performances, Mizrahi was inspired to create an homage to this iconic work, and during the pandemic Works & Process commissioned Third Bird. Highlighting a cast of eight, including a flying bluebird, a swimming duck, and a running ostrich, Third Bird celebrates each individual's unique strengths.

Throughout the pandemic, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities for artists and pioneered the bubble residency making it possible for artists to safely gather and create. The spring 2022 season will feature the official world premieres of works created by New York artists – many representing historically marginalized performing arts cultures – and incubated during the peak of the pandemic inside 2020-21 Works & Process bubble residencies. Third Bird was developed in an April 2021 Works & Process bubble residency at the Catskill Mountain Foundation and a November 2021 Works & Process LaunchPAD "Process as Destination" residency at The Church, Sag Harbor. Alongside premieres of commissions, Works & Process will present performance excerpts and artist discussions about new works prior to their premieres at leading organizations including BAAD!, Federal Hall, Glimmerglass Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Ballet.

WORKS & PROCESS TICKETS 
$35, $15 partial view. Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available for purchase online only at worksandprocess.org.

06/05/2022 12:00 AM
Sun, June 05
12:00AM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish select Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Get Tickets
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