In addition to the elegance of the building, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York there are numerous works of modern and contemporary art: the magnate and art collector Solomon R. Guggenheim had founded in 1937 the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (original name of the Guggenheim Museum) for the exhibition of the most futuristic artists of the time.
Over time, the original artistic heritage owned by Guggenheim has been joined by other private collections, including those of Justin K. Thannhauser (Impressionism, Post Impressionism) and Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo (Minimalism, Conceptual Art).
The museum has almost 7000 works that are exhibited in rotation among which we find those of world-famous artists such as Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Marc Chagall.
Alongside these great artists of the past, the Guggenheim Museum’s collection continues to be enriched with works by contemporary artists.
The Guggenheim Museum is therefore a museum in motion: in addition to the continuous turnover of the works on display, temporary exhibitions are organized here.
In 2019 the Guggenheim Museum was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.