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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Children under 12: Free
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Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am – 6pm
Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

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Upcoming Events

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Dance Magazine Awards

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, continues its fall 2021 Season with more evening performances in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater this November and December at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Following a sp... [ + ]ring season featuring robust in-person rotunda performances at a time when theaters remained dark, this fall Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere. Tickets on sale now for November and December programs at www.worksandprocess.org. 

2021 Dance Magazine Awards
Monday, December 6, 7:30 pm, Pre-show starts at 7 pm
Honoring the living legends of dance, the ceremony will gather the dance community after a challenging 18 months to recognize demonstrated resiliency and integrity, and to celebrate awardees Robert Battle, Andy Blankenbuehler, Dormeshia, Akram Khan, and Tamara Rojo. Works & Process will be honored with the Chairman's Award with special citation for Dr. Wendy Ziecheck.

Alethea Pace and Yin Yue will be recognized with the Harkness Promise Awards. The Harkness Promise Awards, which offer a $5,000 grant and 40 hours of rehearsal space for innovative choreographers in their first decade of professional work, is funded by net proceeds from the Dance Magazine Awards ceremony. In partnership with Works & Process, this year's awardees will be featured in a shared evening as part of the 2022 Works & Process season in the Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim. Presentations and performance highlights will honor the awardees.

Works & Process programs will be 60 minutes, ticketed at full capacity, and require everyone to be fully vaccinated. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times. At this time, children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend.

TICKETS & VENUE
With the exception of the Dance Magazine Awards, all programs in the Peter B. Lewis Theater are $25, $15 partial view, available for purchase online only. House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email [email protected] House seats may be released to the public before performances. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or visit worksandprocess.org.

12/06/2021 07:00 PM
Mon, December 06
7:00PM
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$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim Rotunda Solstice Concert

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, continues its fall 2021 Season with more evening performances in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater this November and December at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Following a sp... [ + ]ring season featuring robust in-person rotunda performances at a time when theaters remained dark, this fall Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere. Tickets on sale now for November and December programs at www.worksandprocess.org. 

Rotunda Solstice Concert: Eyal Vilner Big Band
Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21, 7:30 pm
Celebrate the season with festive music and a Works & Process commission. The seventeen-piece Eyal Vilner Big Band will perform as part of this beloved annual tradition, filling the museum's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda with joyous sound. Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer.

Works & Process programs will be 60 minutes, ticketed at full capacity, and require everyone to be fully vaccinated. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times. At this time, children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend.

TICKETS & VENUE
Rotunda Solstice Concert ticketing $50-$25. House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email [email protected] House seats may be released to the public before performances. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or visit worksandprocess.org.

12/20/2021 07:30 PM
Mon, December 20
7:30PM
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$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

Pay what you wish select Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim Rotunda Solstice Concert

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, continues its fall 2021 Season with more evening performances in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater this November and December at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Following a sp... [ + ]ring season featuring robust in-person rotunda performances at a time when theaters remained dark, this fall Works & Process will resume its signature behind the scenes Artist-driven programs, uniquely blending performance highlights with insightful artists discussions all prior to premiere. Tickets on sale now for November and December programs at www.worksandprocess.org. 

Rotunda Solstice Concert: Eyal Vilner Big Band
Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21, 7:30 pm
Celebrate the season with festive music and a Works & Process commission. The seventeen-piece Eyal Vilner Big Band will perform as part of this beloved annual tradition, filling the museum's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda with joyous sound. Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer.

Works & Process programs will be 60 minutes, ticketed at full capacity, and require everyone to be fully vaccinated. All individuals will be required to wear a face mask at all times. At this time, children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will not be permitted to attend.

TICKETS & VENUE
Rotunda Solstice Concert ticketing $50-$25. House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email [email protected] House seats may be released to the public before performances. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or visit worksandprocess.org.

12/21/2021 07:30 PM
Tue, December 21
7:30PM
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$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim Spring 2022 Season

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to announce its spring 2022 season Featuring Commissions Celebrating New York's Modern, Street, and Vernacular Dance and Beatbox artists, and World Premiere of Third Bird by Isaac Mizrahi, Nico Muhly, and John Heginbotham. Throu... [ + ]ghout the pandemic, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities for artists and pioneered the bubble residency to support their work safely. The spring 2022 season will feature the official world premieres of works created by New York artists – many representing historically marginalized performing art cultures - and incubated during the peak of the pandemic inside 2020–21 Works & Process bubble residencies. Alongside the commissions, Works & Process will present performance excerpts and artists discussions of new works prior to their premieres at leading organizations including BAAD!, BAM, Boston Ballet, Federal Hall, Glimmerglass Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Ballet. Taking place in the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all programs invite audiences to embrace artistic process and uniquely blend performance highlights with insightful artists discussions.

Season at a Glance
Commissions and World Premieres
A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time by Jamar Roberts
Ladies of Hip-Hop
Les Ballet Afrik: New York Is Burning by Omari Wiles
The Missing Element
Music from the Sole: I Didn't Come to Stay
Rose: You Are Who You Eat by John Jarboe
Third Bird, libretto by Isaac Mizrahi, music by Nico Muhly, and choreography by John Heginbotham
Highlights and Discussions
Boston Ballet: Mikko Nissinen, Lia Cirio, Shantell Martin, and Melissa Toogood
Federal Hall: The Democracy Project with Larissa FastHorse, Michael R. Jackson, and Bruce Norris
Glimmerglass Festival New Works
The Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet by Brett Dean, libretto by Matthew Jocelyn
New York City Ballet: Silas Farley
Alethea Pace and Yin Yue
Washington National Opera: Written in Stone with Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang and Kamala Sankaram and A.M. Homes

"forward thinking"
"an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process"
- The New York Times

01/12/2022 07:30 PM
Wed, January 12
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