Chapter 11. The Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum on a fall afternoon. Taken at ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/400 second with a 16–35mm lens.

Why It's Worth a Photograph

Located on Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is Frank Lloyd Wright's only New York City building and his last major work. Although divisive when originally opened, the building is now viewed as one of Wright's most impressive achievements in a portfolio of masterpieces. The building features a distinctive round exterior and a helical spiral ramp that rises above the large rotunda lit by a massive skylight. The Guggenheim Museum offers you an opportunity to capture beautiful imagery while being inspired by a vision of unique architecture.

Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

The best locations from which to photograph the Guggenheim Museum are on Fifth Avenue and 89th Street and the rotunda.

Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

The best vantage points from which to photograph the Guggenheim Museum: (A) Fifth Avenue and 89th Street, (B) the rotunda. Other photo ops: (5) Central Park and (15) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A portion of the facade of the Guggenheim Museum on a cold winter morning (see A on the map). Taken at ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/160 second with a 24–105mm lens.

Figure 11.1. A portion of the facade of the Guggenheim Museum on a cold winter morning (see A on the map). Taken at ISO 200, f/7.1, ...

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