Museums act as a culture’s refrigerator door, celebrating its most cherished artwork and keeping its still lifes from spoiling. Suck on some well-preserved eye candy with today's Groupon to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get one admission ticket to the museum on Wednesday (up to an $18 value).
- For $12, you get one admission ticket to the museum on Friday–Tuesday (up to an $18 value).
The world-renowned Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum indulges the fancies of art enthusiasts, architecture buffs, and everyday onlookers with stunning displays of modern and contemporary art from the 20th century onward. Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic spiral design funnels guests from top to bottom through ever-changing exhibitions, such as The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918 (running through June 1, 2011), which presents revolutionary pieces by artists including Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc that showcase the pervading artistic movements and misshapen noses that inspired Cubism preceding the first World War. The Guggenheim’s impressive collections house everything from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist canvasses of Cezanne and Monet in the Thannhauser Collection to the abstract masterpieces of Picasso and more that make up the Guggenheim’s capacious founding collection.
Along with access to the masterworks that pepper the museum’s curling halls, this Groupon can also be redeemed for a 10 percent discount on regular-priced items in the museum's gift shop, as well as dining in The Wright restaurant and Café 3. Serious art enthusiasts can use this Groupon for 10 percent off museum membership purchased directly through the Guggenheim.
In addition to preserving some of the world’s most influential art, the Guggenheim itself stands as one of the most significant and recognizable contributions to modern architecture since the revolving wall. Completed in 1959, the museum is a testament to the artistic visions of Frank Lloyd Wright and Solomon Guggenheim that provides tourists and locals alike with a polychromatic respite from the frenetic urban hustle and bustle outside.
Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.