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Fall Programs for Families, Kids, and Teens at the Guggenheim Museum


This fall, the Guggenheim Museum celebrates 60 years as an architectural icon. In recognition of this milestone, the museum is offering increased opportunities for visitors to enjoy the unique design of the building, which was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other examples of 20th-century architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition to programs that engage with exhibitions on view, including Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim CollectionThe Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat, and Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story, visitors can enjoy architecture-focused tours, talks, and drawing programs that explore the landmark building in detail. For more information on 60th anniversary programming, visit


Second Sunday Family Tours
Sundays, October 13, November 10, December 8, and January 12, 10:30 am–12 pm

Families with children ages 5 and up
On the second Sunday of every month, the Guggenheim offers family tours that incorporate conversation and creative, hands-on gallery activities while exploring the exhibitions on view. These museum educator–led tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

October 13: A Home for Art
The Guggenheim Museum opened 60 years ago as a space to house the art collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim. Explore artworks that seem at home here.

November 10: Color Full
Explore the different ways that artists use color in their work.

December 8: Surprises from the Collection
Spend time with works from the Guggenheim’s collection that have rarely been on view in the 60-year history of the building.

January 12: New Year, Who Dis?
Explore portraits in the Guggenheim’s collection.

$25 per family, $20 members, free for Family Members and Cool Culture families. Includes admission and tour for two adults and up to four children. Space is limited. Registration required at

Stroller Tours
Tuesdays, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10, 3–4 pm

Caregivers with children up to 24 months
Interactive, stroller-friendly tours of current exhibitions led by museum educators, featuring touchable objects, art-making, and great adult conversation

$25 per stroller, free for Family Members and Cool Culture families. Advance registration required, includes tour plus museum admission for one stroller (single strollers and front baby carriers only) and up to four adults. For more information, visit or contact

Little Guggs
Sundays, September 22, October 20, November 24, and January 26, 11 am–12 pm
Wednesdays, October 2, November 6, December 4, and January 8, 11 am–12 pm

Caregivers with children ages 2–4
This program is designed for little art lovers and their parents or guardians. In each session, children and their parent or guardian explore one or two works on view and then make a related art project in our studio. The hour includes a trip to the galleries, art-making activities, and more.

$30 per family, $15 members, free for Family Members and Cool Culture families. Includes admission, art materials, and snacks. Registration required at

Guggenheim 60th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, October 21, 10 am–5:30 pm

Celebrating 60 years of the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building, the Guggenheim offers live jazz and cupcakes in the rotunda, as well as commemorative tours and conversations throughout the museum. Visitors who share a birthday with the building on October 21 can present their ID at the Admissions desk for complimentary entry to the museum.

Free with museum admission. Visit to learn more about Wright’s iconic design and other 60th anniversary programs.

Guggenheim 60th Anniversary: Drawing the Guggenheim
Sunday, October 27, 10 am–4 pm

A transatlantic collaboration featuring the Guggenheim constellation of museums, this day of activities is centered on drawing the iconic architecture of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Participants share their sketches in real time with visitors in Venice and Bilbao using the hashtag #DrawingtheGuggenheim.

Below events take place in New York, for more information visit

  • Architecture Workshop: Guggenheim 360, 10 am–1 pm: This three-hour workshop explores the Guggenheim’s history through a presentation and an architecture-focused tour of the building. Following the tour, participants will have an opportunity to draw from various perspectives in the museum and reflect on their discoveries together. No prior drawing experience is required. All ages. $25 per person (includes materials). Registration required.
  • Drop-in Sketching, 10 am–4 pm: Drawing prompts and materials for all visitors will be available throughout the museum for self-directed exploration. Free with museum admission.
  • Family Architecture Tour, 10:30 am–12 pm: Explore the Guggenheim’s unique building on this family-friendly tour, which includes conversation and creative, hands-on gallery activities. For families with children ages five and up. $25 per family, $20 members (includes admission), free for Family Members. Registration required.
  • Open Studio, 1–4 pm: Drop in and create architecture-focused projects in the Studio Art Lab. For families with children ages three and up. Free with museum admission.
  • Art in the Round Public Tour, 2 pm: An architecture-focused iteration of the daily public tour, appropriate and informative for visitors of all ages. Free with museum admission.
  • Film Screenings, 10:30 am and 12:15 pm: Enjoy a screening of the film Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum (2010, directed by Timothy Sakamoto, 85 min.), featuring architectural historian Neil Levine’s engaging personal commentary on the building and its history. Free with museum admission. Screenings take place in the New Media Theater.

Guggenheim for All: Art for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
Sunday, November 10, 11 am–1 pm

For families with children ages 6 and up
In this drop-in program designed for children on the autism spectrum and their families, explore works of art in sensory-friendly experiences in the galleries and create your own art in the studio.

Free. Registration required, for more information visit


Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 1–5 pm
Reception and exhibition viewing, 5–8 pm

This symposium brings together teachers, curators, and artists to explore how Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art—a free resource recently launched by the museum—can be incorporated into the classroom for students of all ages. Featuring 27 artists from East and Southeast Asia, Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art includes discussion questions, prompts for activities, and historical and contextual information, as well as high-resolution images, videos, and an audio pronunciation guide. Available in printed and digital formats, the resource considers how we might rethink Western frameworks and narratives to forge a more global art-historical approach, while serving as a visually compelling resource for the classroom. The afternoon includes artist talks followed by a reception and evening gallery hours to view the exhibition Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection. Attendees receive a complimentary copy of the new teaching resource. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit is available.

This program is supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation.

Free, sign up for updates. To register and for more information, visit


These guided programs are facilitated by museum educators. All programs accommodate students with special needs. Discounted tour rates of $1 per student are available for NYC public schools that receive Title I funding. For more information or to schedule a program, call 212 423 3637 or visit

Gallery Tour
Grades K–12

60- or 90-minute interactive gallery tour
$225 or $300 per 30-student group. For more information, call 212 423 3637 or email Emma Jones,

Tour and Workshop
Grades K–12

2.5-hour interactive gallery tour and hands-on workshop
$400 per 30-student group. For more information, call 212 423 3637 or email Emma Jones,

Guggenheim for All: Reaching Students on the Autism Spectrum
All grade levels

This three-part program (pre-visit, museum visit, post-visit) is uniquely developed to engage schools and classes with students on the autism spectrum in gallery and art-making activities.

$1 per student. For more information or to schedule a program, call 212 360 4339 or visit


Open Studios
Sundays, 1–4 pm

For families with children ages 3 and up
Stop by the Sackler Center Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by themes and techniques from the Guggenheim’s current exhibitions. Free with museum admission.

Family Activity Guides
Daily, 10 am–4 pm

For families with children ages 4 and up
Pick up a Family Activity Guide from the Admissions desk to engage the whole family in fun gallery activities and discussions. Free with museum admission.

Family Activity Kiosk
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–4 pm

For families with children ages 4 and up.
Borrow a Family Activity Pack with materials featuring fun conversation and activity ideas that will captivate the entire family.

Saturday Sketching
Saturdays, 10 am–4 pm

Sketching materials are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk to explore, by hand, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces.


The Sackler Center for Arts Education is a gift of the Mortimer D. Sackler Family. Endowment funding is provided by The Engelberg Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Elaine Terner Cooper Foundation, the Esther Simon Charitable Trust, and the Goldring Education Endowment Fund.

Educational activities and/or public programs are made possible in part by Ornellaia; The Freeman Foundation; JW Marriott; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Katherine and Peter Kend, Annie and Gaines Wehrle, and Michael Wehrle in honor of Ebersole Gaines and Peter Lawson-Johnston; The Pinkerton Foundation; The Hilla von Rebay Foundation; The Kate Cassidy Foundation; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Funding is also provided by Guggenheim Partners, LLC; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation; Gail May Engelberg and The Engelberg Foundation; The Keith Haring Foundation; Jacadi Paris; The Barker Welfare Foundation; Credit Suisse; CBRE; Cindy Chua-Tay; Dorothy and Elihu Modlin; and an anonymous donor.

Additional support from the Sidney E. Frank Foundation; Peter Bentley Brandt; Con Edison; JPMorgan Chase; Peggy Jacobs Bader and John Bader; Margarita and Ari Benacerraf; Bobbi and Barry Coller; Lisa and Jeffrey Thorp; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; Maria and Valentin Fuster; The Kibel Foundation; and the Henry E. Niles Foundation, Inc.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation thanks the members of the Education Committee and the Middle Eastern Circle for their support.


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim international constellation of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. In 2019, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates 60 years as an architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet. To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheim’s activities around the world, visit


Admission: Adults $25, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark building and the Guggenheim’s collection and exhibitions at

Museum Hours: Open daily from 10 am–5:30 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays extended hours until 8 pm. On Saturdays, beginning at 5 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit

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