Gallery Guides

Gallery Guides in the museum
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Gallery Guides

Posted throughout the museum, Gallery Guides offer visitors a singular opportunity to explore art through one-on-one conversation. Gallery Guides have extensive backgrounds in the arts and are trained to engage individuals in meaningful, shared dialogue. Certified by New York State in museum security, the Gallery Guides are also responsible for protecting visitors and works of art. Gallery Guides are dressed in black with colorful scarves or ties and wear orange or black buttons that read “Let’s Talk Art.” 

Gallery Guides speak a range of languages and are trained to provide verbal imaging descriptions for visitors with low vision or blindness.

Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to approach and speak with Gallery Guides.

“I loved that I was not embarrassed to ask a question… that the Guide was not in a rush to get me to see more art without understanding any of what I had seen.”
—Museum Visitor

Photo: Filip Wolak

On View

A Year With Children 2015

This annual exhibition features artworks created by students participating in Learning Through Art (LTA), the Guggenheim’s artist-in-residence program for students in New York City public elementary schools.

Works & Process

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Events

27th Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture: Episodes from the Visual Culture of Electric Paris

27th Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture: Episodes from the Visual Culture of Electric Paris
Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm

Scholar Hollis Clayson analyzes the impact of the invention of light on artists and caricaturists in 19th-century Paris.

More events

Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944). Composition 8 (Komposition 8), July 1923

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