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 2013.


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1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3500
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$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

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Sun–Wed, Fri: 10:00am–5:45pm
Sat: 10:00am-7:45pm
Closed Thursdays

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day,

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Upcoming Events

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Peter & the Wolf
with Isaac Mizrahi
December 1-9, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf. Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs as Brad Lubman (Dec 1-2... [ + ]) and Oliver Hagen (Dec 7-9) conduct Ensemble Signal and acast wearing costumes by Mizrahi performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.

Video Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvIoIL9Sd_k

"Book fast. This is a popular show."
- The New Yorker

"A new holiday tradition"
- The New York Times

"Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural story teller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." - The New York Times

ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.

Peter - strings     
Grandfather - bassoon                 
Duck - oboe
Hunter - timpani                 
Bird - flute
Cat - clarinet
Wolf - french horn
 
Cast: Derrick Arthur, Elizabeth Coker, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Daniel Pettrow, Guillermo Resto, Macy Sullivan
 
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.
 
SCHEDULE
Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
Sundays, December 2 and 9, 2:30 and 4 pm
Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm
 
DINNING
The Wright restaurant will serve family-friendly meals before all weekend performances and seasonal cocktails before the Friday, December 7thperformance.
 
SHOPPING
There will be a Peter & The Wolf Pop-Up Shop inside The Wright restaurant, open before all performances.
 
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

12/01/2018 01:00 PM
Sat, December 01
1:00PM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free
Get Tickets

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Peter & the Wolf
with Isaac Mizrahi
December 1-9, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf. Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs as Brad Lubman (Dec 1-2... [ + ]) and Oliver Hagen (Dec 7-9) conduct Ensemble Signal and acast wearing costumes by Mizrahi performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.

Video Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvIoIL9Sd_k

"Book fast. This is a popular show."
- The New Yorker

"A new holiday tradition"
- The New York Times

"Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural story teller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." - The New York Times

ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.

Peter - strings     
Grandfather - bassoon                 
Duck - oboe
Hunter - timpani                 
Bird - flute
Cat - clarinet
Wolf - french horn
 
Cast: Derrick Arthur, Elizabeth Coker, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Daniel Pettrow, Guillermo Resto, Macy Sullivan
 
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.
 
SCHEDULE
Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
Sundays, December 2 and 9, 2:30 and 4 pm
Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm
 
DINNING
The Wright restaurant will serve family-friendly meals before all weekend performances and seasonal cocktails before the Friday, December 7thperformance.
 
SHOPPING
There will be a Peter & The Wolf Pop-Up Shop inside The Wright restaurant, open before all performances.
 
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

12/02/2018 01:00 PM
Sun, December 02
1:00PM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free
Get Tickets

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Peter & the Wolf
with Isaac Mizrahi
December 1-9, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf. Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs as Brad Lubman (Dec 1-2... [ + ]) and Oliver Hagen (Dec 7-9) conduct Ensemble Signal and acast wearing costumes by Mizrahi performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.

Video Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvIoIL9Sd_k

"Book fast. This is a popular show."
- The New Yorker

"A new holiday tradition"
- The New York Times

"Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural story teller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." - The New York Times

ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.

Peter - strings     
Grandfather - bassoon                 
Duck - oboe
Hunter - timpani                 
Bird - flute
Cat - clarinet
Wolf - french horn
 
Cast: Derrick Arthur, Elizabeth Coker, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Daniel Pettrow, Guillermo Resto, Macy Sullivan
 
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.
 
SCHEDULE
Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
Sundays, December 2 and 9, 2:30 and 4 pm
Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm
 
DINNING
The Wright restaurant will serve family-friendly meals before all weekend performances and seasonal cocktails before the Friday, December 7thperformance.
 
SHOPPING
There will be a Peter & The Wolf Pop-Up Shop inside The Wright restaurant, open before all performances.
 
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

12/03/2018 01:00 PM
Mon, December 03
1:00PM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free
Get Tickets

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Peter & the Wolf
with Isaac Mizrahi
December 1-9, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf. Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs as Brad Lubman (Dec 1-2... [ + ]) and Oliver Hagen (Dec 7-9) conduct Ensemble Signal and acast wearing costumes by Mizrahi performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.

Video Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvIoIL9Sd_k

"Book fast. This is a popular show."
- The New Yorker

"A new holiday tradition"
- The New York Times

"Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural story teller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." - The New York Times

ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.

Peter - strings     
Grandfather - bassoon                 
Duck - oboe
Hunter - timpani                 
Bird - flute
Cat - clarinet
Wolf - french horn
 
Cast: Derrick Arthur, Elizabeth Coker, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Daniel Pettrow, Guillermo Resto, Macy Sullivan
 
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.
 
SCHEDULE
Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
Sundays, December 2 and 9, 2:30 and 4 pm
Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm
 
DINNING
The Wright restaurant will serve family-friendly meals before all weekend performances and seasonal cocktails before the Friday, December 7thperformance.
 
SHOPPING
There will be a Peter & The Wolf Pop-Up Shop inside The Wright restaurant, open before all performances.
 
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

12/04/2018 01:00 PM
Tue, December 04
1:00PM
$
$25 - Adults
$18 - Seniors, Students
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free
Get Tickets
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