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The Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum, NYC © Jean-Christophe Benoist
Guggenheim Museum, NYC © Jean-Christophe Benoist

Usually known simply as the Guggenheim, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum was designed by US architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Completed in 1959, it's well worth a visit just to see this icon of Modernist architecture specifically created to showcase the modern art within.

Featuring a highly commended collection of late 19th and 20th-century artworks, as well as touring exhibitions. Beneath a glass dome, a quarter mile ramp spirals down the inside of the building, past a collection including pieces by Pissarro, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne, Mapplethorpe and Gober.

Address: 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street

Website: www.guggenheim.org

Transport: Subway 4, 5 or 6 to 86th Street; bus M1, M2, M3, or M4 on Madison or Fifth Avenue

Opening times: Sunday to Friday 10am - 5.45pm; Saturday 10am - 7.45pm; closed Thursdays and Christmas Day.

Admission: $25 for adults. Concessions available. Rates differ for special exhibitions.