The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the most well known museums in New York City. Famous for its art collection as well as its Frank Lloyd Wright design, the museum is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the City.
Now you can tour the museum and its latest exhibit free of charge, virtually through Google Street View and the Google Cultural Institute.
The project is a collaboration between the Google Cultural Institute and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which has made 120 pieces of its collection part of the online tour. The Foundation told ArchDaily, “the Guggenheim’s architecture presented unique challenges for Google’s engineers and Street View team. Drone, tripod, and Street View ‘troll’ images were stitched together to provide a 360 degree experience of the building’s rotunda galleries that online visitors can freely navigate. Street View makes it possible to move from ramp to ramp; to gaze at the building’s oculus above; and to examine works on view in the 2015 special exhibition Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim.”
Explore the Guggenheim on Google Cultural Institute to take the virtual tour.