Guggenheim curator since 1997
Karole Vail graduated from Durham University, England, and also studied at the New Academy for Art Studies in London. Her exhibitions include Peggy Guggenheim: A Centennial Celebration, Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, as well as From Berlin to New York: Karl Nierendorf and the Guggenheim. She has also collaborated on and coordinated Surrealism: Two Private Eyes, The Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filipacchi Collections; Boccioni’s Materia: A Futurist Masterpiece and the Avant-garde in Milan and Paris; Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints; Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York; Solomon’s Gift: The Founding Collection of the Guggenheim, 1937–1949; Richard Pousette-Dart; and Kandinsky.
She is the editor and coauthor of The Museum of Non-Objective Painting: Hilla Rebay and the Origins of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, published on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Plan Your Visit
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
Hours & Ticketing
Sun 10 am–5:45 pm
Mon 10 am–5:45 pm
Tue 10 am–5:45 pm
Wed 10 am–5:45 pm
Fri 10 am–5:45 pm
Sat 10 am–7:45 pm
See Plan Your Visit for more information on ticketing.
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
Multimedia guides are free with admission.
The Guggenheim Museum was first known as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting. Learn more about the Guggenheim Foundation's history
Learn more about the history of the Guggenheim Foundation.