Preparing for Your Visit

What do you need to know before visiting the Guggenheim with your students?

After you have booked your tour, use the following materials in your classroom to prepare everyone for their visit.

View our curricular resource unit on the architecture of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for more ideas and classroom materials.
 

What are the museum’s rules?

During your visit, please remember:

  • Touch the works of art only with your eyes, never with your hands.
  • Walk in the museum—do not run.
  • Use a quiet voice when sharing your ideas.
  • No photography is allowed above the entry level.
  • Write and draw only with pencils—no pens or markers please.

If you are taking students on a self-guided visit, download the guidelines for these tours and review them with your students and chaperones.
 

What will we see?

Before your trip, preview exhibitions that are currently on view and visit the collection online to search for works in the Guggenheim collection by artist, date, or medium.
 

What can I do in the classroom to prepare my students for their visit?

The more your students know in advance, the better their museum experience will be. To build excitement for your trip, please familiarize your students with the museum. Teacher resources and suggestions for how to connect our exhibitions to your classroom curriculum are available via the Arts Curriculum Online and Learning Through Art. Here you will find teacher guides, lesson plans, images of artworks, and guidelines for inquiry, the Guggenheim’s approach to looking at works of art with students. 

Contact the School Programs Department at 212 423 3637 with any questions. 

Sackler Center

This presentation, comprised of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, pays homage to the first Frank Lloyd Wright–designed structures in New York City.

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Events

Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies

Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies
Fridays, August 8–September 26, 1 pm

Copresented with Cinema Tropical, this series constitutes a playful revision of some of Latin America's cinematic, cultural, political, and social tropes as shown through a mix of documentary, fiction, and experimental films.

Wilfredo Prieto, Walk, 2000

MAP Global Art
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Explore works by 40 artists and collaborative duos featured in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

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