During a walk through Central Park in New York gaze presents a building similar in appearance to something alien. This is the Guggenheim Museum – the most unusual museum of modern and abstract art.
The shape of the building of the museum resembles an inverted pyramidal tower consisting of a huge round concrete blocks.
How did the Guggenheim Museum
The story of this unusual museum dates back to 1937, when a very successful gold mines Solomon Robert Guggenheim decided to do art. Becoming a patron of the arts, he created a foundation in his own name, and hired the best architects who helped him to bring to life his stunning ideas.
Construction of the museum was completed only in 1959, but he unfortunately did not live to see this moment. In 1992, additional space was completed and the reconstruction and the building acquired the same appearance that we can admire today.
Exposition of the Guggenheim Museum
From the moment when you go to the museum, you will notice how it differs from conventional museums where you have been before. Inspection treasure collection had read with lifting the elevator. Next to the top floor, you walk slowly descend down the ramp in a spiral, plunging into the world of magnificent works of art that are presented in adjacent rooms.
In the halls of the museum is a gallery of paintings by a record number of outstanding artists of 19-20 century. It is also the site of the museum was successfully used for presentations and exhibitions of contemporary artists.
The time available to visit the Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Museum receives visitors every day except Thursday and holidays, from 10:00 to 17:45 and Saturday until 19:45.
To get here you can either pay $ 18, or free of charge, during the annual festival of “Museum Mile.”
If you do not want to spend money on a ticket, you can pay the amount that you have, waiting time on Saturday 17:45 to 19:45. But in this case we will have to wait a long queue.
Location of the Guggenheim Museum
It is a museum in a rather picturesque location adjacent to Central Park. You may well get to it on the subway, going to the station “86th Street”.
Futuristic Guggenheim Museum is a striking symbol of New York City, along with the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.
The unique design solution, embodied in the architecture of this famous museum complex, gave New York another magnificent vista.
Tickets to the museum can be bought online Guggenheim.org
Museum is located at 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128