Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Guggenheim’s entire collection represented online?
A: No, the Collection Online currently features only a small selection of the Guggenheim’s overall holdings. Not all artists in the collection are represented, nor are all artworks by those artists who are featured on the site. However, we are regularly expanding the number of artworks online, so we encourage visitors to return frequently.


Q: If an artist does not appear on your collection website, how can I find out if he or she has works in the permanent collection?
A: We do not have a full listing of artists represented in the collection available on the website. To confirm whether a particular artist has works in the collection, you may e-mail


Q: Can I arrange to view an artwork if it is not presently on view at the museum?
A: We are only able to accommodate viewings of artworks in our off-site storage facility in very select cases, for curators of other museums or scholars (university faculty or doctoral-level candidates in art history). Those wishing to make an appointment may send an e-mail to, indicating their institutional affiliation. Requests must be received with at least two months' notice and will be evaluated based on relevance and need, as well as the availability and accessibility of the artworks.


Q: What is your policy regarding loans of artwork to other museums?
A: Requests for outgoing loans must be received at least nine months prior to the opening date of the exhibition. Formal requests on institutional letterhead may be sent to:

Richard Armstrong
Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Requests for loans of artworks belonging to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao should be sent on institutional letterhead to the following addresses, respectively:

Philip Rylands
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Dorsoduro 701
I-30123 Venezia

Juan Ignacio Vidarte
Director General
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
48001 Bilbao


Q: Does the Guggenheim appraise or authenticate works of art?
A: No, the museum is unable to appraise or authenticate works of art. The following are several organizations that may be able to assist you:

Art Dealers Association of America
American Society of Appraisers
Appraisers Association of America
International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) – Authentication Research Service


Q: Does the Guggenheim accept submissions from artists for review by curators?
A: The Guggenheim’s Artists’ Viewing Program is designed to give artists an opportunity to bring their activities to the attention of the curatorial staff. We are pleased to review your work, and ask that you follow our submission guidelines:

  • We accept submissions only digitally, through an external FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server.
  • Please send an email to with a request for login credentials to the FTP. We will provide a link, username, and password.
  • Once you are logged on, please upload one PDF containing a cover letter, CV, and digital images (medium-resolution) of your artwork. Please label this file with your last name.
  • Please note that we will not accept any file formats other than PDF.
  • We will review materials within three to four months of receipt, and we are grateful for your patience while we consider them.
  • Because of the large volume of submissions received, we will only be able to respond to those artists whose work might be appropriate for further review.

Please note that we are unable to offer suggestions, critique, or otherwise comment on work presented to the staff. The Artists’ Viewing Program is not designed as an avenue for the donation, sale, or loan of works to the museum. It is intended only as a means by which artists may inform curatorial staff of their activities. We appreciate your interest in the Guggenheim.


Q: How can I make a donation of art or see if the Guggenheim is interested in purchasing works of art from my collection?
A: You are welcome to send a photograph of the artwork, with complete information about its provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography along with a return envelope to the following address:

Collections Curator
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128




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