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

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.

Works & Process

Photo: Petrus Sjövik

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Art Making for Middle Schoolers
10 Mondays beginning January 25, 4–6:15 pm

Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program for middle-school students includes visits to the galleries and art making in a wide range of mediums.

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Ferro SP (Iron SP), 1961. Welded iron sheet metal, oil, and tacks on wood framework, 130 x 200 cm.

Lesson Plans
for Teachers

Develop lesson plans for the exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting using the free Arts Curriculum Online.

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