Guggenheim Offers Tours and Family Activities for Open House Weekend

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM OFFERS ARCHITECTURE TOURS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES FOR OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND MAY 5 AND 6

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(NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2012) – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of 40 historic buildings, icons and landmarks in New York City selected to participate in Partners in Preservation, a program from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to raise awareness of the importance of historic places. Through Partners in Preservation, the Guggenheim has the opportunity to receive a $250,000 grant for historic restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed front doors based on popular vote. The public is invited to support the Guggenheim preservation project with one vote daily through May 21.

Open House Weekend, May 5 and 6
In celebration of Partners in Preservation’s Open House Weekend, the Guggenheim Museum will offer free tours focusing on the museum’s architecture and Family Architecture Activity Guides will be provided with admission.

Saturday, May 5
Museum Educator Tour, Architecture, 11 am
Museum Educator Tour, Architecture, 1 pm
Museum Educator Tour, Architecture, ASL-interpreted, 3 pm
Verbal Imaging and Touch Tour for visitors who are partially sighted or blind, Architecture, 3 pm
“Pay What You Wish” admission, 5:45–7:45 pm
Architecture Family Activity Guides available at the Information Desk

Sunday, May 6
Museum Educator Tour, Architecture, 11 am
Museum Educator Tour, Architecture, 1 pm
Museum Educator Tour, Architecture, ASL-interpreted, 3 pm
Verbal Imaging and Touch Tour for visitors who are partially sighted or blind, Architecture, 3 pm
Just Drop In!, 1–4 pm
Families explore architectural highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. For families with children ages 3–10.
Architecture Family Activity Guides available at the Information Desk

VISITOR INFORMATION
Admission: Adults $18, students/seniors (65+) $15, members and children under 12 free. Admission includes an audio tour with highlights of the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and of the building, available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Museum Hours: Sun.–Wed., 10 am–5:45 pm; Fri., 10 am–5:45 pm; Sat., 10 am–7:45 pm; closed Thurs. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit the museum online at:

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
Lauren Van Natten, Associate Director, Media and Public Relations
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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