The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has a vast online art collection—that you can access entirely for free.
You may not be able to check visiting the Guggenheim in person off your NYC bucket list, but you can still enjoy so much of its incredible artwork virtually!
The renowned art museum boasts an “Collection Online” that includes more than 1,700 pieces of art by over 625 artists. They were selected to be featured from the museum’s permanent collection of almost 8,000 pieces, and features the likes of Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, and many many more.
And it’s very searchable: you can browse by artist, date, medium, movement, and/or venue.
“The selection reflects the breadth, diversity, and tenor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive holdings from the late 19th century through the present day,” their website reads. “The Collection Online is continually expanded to include a larger representation of the museum’s core holdings as well as recent acquisitions.”
And it’s more than just what you would see in New York too. The online collection spans the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Find it all online here.
Oh, and you can actually tour their current exhibits as well, without even visiting the museum on the Upper East Side.
Scroll through “Countryside, The Future,” which explores the transformation of countryside spaces in modern times thanks to emerging technologies like data storage, fulfillment centers, genetic engineering and more. The text in the display overtakes the museum itself, wrapping itself around the iconic spiral floors. View it here.
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featured image source: David Heald / The Guggenheim