Education Facilities

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Part of Frank Lloyd Wright's original architectural design, the 270-seat theater provides space for lectures, symposia, and live performances of music and dance.
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News Corporation New Media Theater

News Corporation New Media Theater

This 70-seat theater is a perfect venue for smaller events, such as artist talks, professional-development programs, film screenings, and student orientations. Its impressive technology capacity allows for video conferencing and distance learning, as well as film, video, and Internet presentations. View photos.

J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Installation view: Everything is Museum. February 22–May 28, 2008. Photo: David Heald

J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Exhibition Gallery

Located in the heart of the Sackler Center, these gallery installations provide museum visitors with a visually dynamic educational context for current exhibitions on view at the Guggenheim, as well as theme-based presentations on the museum's rich historical legacies and conservation projects.

Studio Art

Summerscapes Art Camp, July 2011. Photo: Casey Wilson

Studio Art Lab

A flexible studio space for the creation of artwork in the traditional forms of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.

Resource Center

Resource Center

Located in the Sackler Center, this facility provides educators with reference materials, including information on exhibitions and collections of the Guggenheim museums. Staff are available by appointment to assist teachers with curriculum development.


Photo: Carolyn Keogh

Aye Simon Reading Room 

The Aye Simon Reading Room is an education resource center for all visitors. Located on the second level of the museum’s spiral ramp, the reading room provides a contemplative space in which to learn more about the Guggenheim collections, architecture, current and past exhibitions, and modern and contemporary art.

Designed by internationally renowned architect Richard Meier, the reading room was made possible by a grant from the Esther A. Simon Charitable Trust. Esther Simon, known as Aye Simon, was an artist, collector, and influential steadfast patron of cultural institutions. The reading room was originally intended by Wright as a room for archival storage and research. It was converted by Meier in 1978.

The signature keyhole-shaped entrance denotes that its resources are keys to knowledge. The interplay of curving spaces and natural light elegantly reflects Meier’s respect for Wright’s vision. As architecture critic Paul Goldberger noted, “what is most impressive of all here is how Mr. Meier has managed to keep Wright’s spirit and mood without ever directly imitating his forms.”

The Aye Simon Reading Room is open to the public Friday–Wednesday, 10 am–5:30 pm.

Guggenheim Museum

Plan Your Visit

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
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Hours & Ticketing

See Plan Your Visit for more information on ticketing, including holiday hours.


Adults $25
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
Members Free


Multimedia Guides

Multimedia guides are free with admission.

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Host an Event

Host an Event

Host your next event inside the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building.