“An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums.
Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators.
Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.”
There is also a Google Arts and Culture virtual tour of the Guggenheim Museum.
GETTING TO THE MUSEUM
"The closest wheelchair-accessible subway station is the Q at 86th Street.
M1, M2, M3, and M4 buses equipped with wheelchair lifts stop between 86th and 87th Streets on Madison Avenue going uptown and on Fifth Avenue going downtown.
Fifth Avenue and 89th Street can be used to drop off/pick up guests or use a car service."
AT THE MUSEUM
"We offer discounted admission to visitors with disabilities. Caregiver free of charge."
"ADA-compliant bathrooms are located on Levels 1 and 7."
"Service animals are welcome at the museum."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Assistance animal welcome
- Accessible public transport nearby
- Level or ramp access to front entrance
- Wheelchair hire available
- Accessible toilet
"All levels of the museum are accessible by elevator with the exception of the High Gallery. The High Gallery, located at the top of the first ramp, has two low stairs at the entrance. A partial view is possible from Rotunda Levels 1 and 2.
A handout with images of and wall texts about the works in the High Gallery is available at the Admissions and Information desks.
The Wright restaurant can be accessed via the outdoor ramp or from the indoor chair lift. Please ask a security guard to assist you."
"Standard manual wheelchairs are available free of charge and do not require reservations. Please ask a security guard at the entrance for assistance. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed in the museum."
"Elevators are available from the ground floor at all times, including when the rotunda is closed to the public between exhibitions."
Slope of Rotunda Ramp
"The rotunda’s spiral ramp is a quarter mile long and climbs steadily at a three-degree incline."Vision Information:
"Lighting in the galleries may be dimmed to protect the art."
Programs for Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
"Monthly Mind’s Eye tours and workshops for visitors who are blind or have low vision are conducted by arts and education professionals through verbal descriptions, conversations, sensory experiences, and creative practices.
Mind’s Eye tours are free with an RSVP, which is required one week before the program date."
Verbal Description Audio
"Verbal Descriptions use precise, evocative language to convey the visual experience of artworks.
For further exploration of select past exhibitions and works from the collection not on display, visit Verbal Descriptions."Hearing Information:
"American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is provided for select Curator’s Eye and Conservator’s Eye tours.
ASL interpretation is available for public tours and programs if the request is submitted two weeks before the event date."
Guggenheim Signs ASL Video Guides
"Videos about selected works from the museum’s Thannhauser Collection are available in American Sign Language (ASL) with open captions for visitors who are deaf."Intellectual/Social Information:
"Prepare for your visit with our social narrative, which contains photographs and descriptions of what to expect during a trip to the Guggenheim."Autism/Sensory accessibility features:
Autism/Sensory accessibility information:
- Quiet room or space
"Quiet spaces may be available with advance notice."