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Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

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200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
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The Brooklyn Museum is home to the second largest collection of art in New York, with over 1.5 million pieces. Due to the extent of the collection, there is an exhibition to suit everyone's taste. ... Read more
With rich collections that include thousands of years of Egyptian and African art, pieces by Renoir, Monet, Homer and Sargent, and a new center for feminist art that opened in 2007, you could spend hours in the museum's fascinating galleries learning about artistic heritage from cultures around the world. After perusing all of the galleries, head outside to the Memorial Sculpture Garden, which houses sculptures made from salvaged architectural pieces from New York City.

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Local from New York City

There's a lot more here than "the diner party", and some of the limited exhibits are amazing! Tickets are suggested donation, but they also have free evenings 1 Saturday a month and most Thurs evenings. Also open later than the big Manhattan museums.

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Houston

Fantastic events and incredible art! A must-see for anyone visiting Brooklyn, and it's free on Thursdays!

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Local from Flatbush

First Saturdays of every month they host a gala event with live music. The museum waives entry fee. Featured galleries and various speakers present their exhibits.

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Local from Brooklyn

This museum is big so much history and sections to go through, good for a class trips and to take your children

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Local from New York City

Great museum that offers a mix from avant-garde pop art to amazing works from antiquity. Love the ancient Egyptian section.

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Local from New York City

Really nice exhibits. The building itself is extremely well designed and attractive. A nice place for the artist looking for inspiration.

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Local from Brooklyn

Love the permanent exhibits and well curated exhibitions that the place hosts. My favorites have been the killer heels exhibit and the basquiat exhibit.

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Local from New York City

I am usually never disappointed by the exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum. They always have events for all ages, it's great. I was specifically disappointed with the exhibit The Rise of Sneaker Culture. I love wearing sneakers and have since I was in Jr high. This exhibit to me was missing many styles of sneakers that were majorly significant throughout the years. I also didn't care for the display cases, one side was clear plexi and the opposites side was a color. Which kinda forced the view to go in a certain direction and form a line. I got the idea of an assembly line, kinda be a clever move. Though i did hear many other viewers express their frustration of having to form a line to see the sneakers and read the tiny plaques. The TV screens on the side walls weren't very catchy either. You kinda almost forget they were playing something.

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Puerto Vallarta

Small museum but very nice and I happened to arrive on Museum Day and the entrance with free!

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Local from Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave; ☎ +1 718 638-5000, [5]. W 11AM-6PM, Th 11AM-10PM, F-Su 11AM-6PM (11AM-11PM on the first Sa of the month). Housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, the Brooklyn is the 2nd largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the USA. Its world-renowned permanent collections include more than one million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the museum is part of a complex of 19th century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo. On the first Saturday of each month, the museum is open until 11PM with free admission and special events. Suggested contribution $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, free for children under 12 (free for all on the first Sa 5PM-11PM).

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Local from Brooklyn

Find yourself in Brooklyn looking for an art fix? Head to the Brooklyn Museum. Special exhibits always impress, and its own art galleries features works from across time.

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New Delhi

really solid ancient and modern art collections along with really interesting exhibitions. theyve got a nice lawn as well

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Paris

The Brooklyn Museum is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in NYC (perhaps because of the small trek to Brooklyn). Every visitor to the city knows of the Met and the Moma, but the Brooklyn museum is the second largest museum in NYC size-wise, and features an impressive collection of art works of all types, with a particular focus on contemporary art.
Its exhibitions are some of the most fresh and modern in the city and it also features a Michelin star restaurant.
Another reason to put visiting the Brooklyn Museum on your to do list is its "Target First Saturdays" which take place on the first Saturday of each month, invite you to visit the museum free of charge, and feature a number of fun activities such as musical and experimental performances, dance classes, conferences, and even making your own works of art late into the evening.
It might be good to note for the broke students out there, that the museum also operates on suggested donations.

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Marco Island

I visited in Fall 2014. I enjoyed the Killer Heels temporary exhibit. I also checked out the small exhibil in the front of the musurm that highlighted things from around the museum and a interesting exhibit of chairs and home wares. Small compared to Manhattan museums but it is pay wjst you please. No pressure to pay either, no need to go though a desk or check in, only security check of bags. Very nice over all. I didn't look though more of museum but was worn out from early walk and visiting the neighboring Brooklyn Botanical Garden. BBG is worth looking into as well. Prospect Park is also on the same block.

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Local from New York City

One of my favorite museums in NY. Amazing exhibits, fun things for kids and community to participate in and first Saturday dance party is the best!

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Hartford
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Brooklyn Museum is not the Met or the MoMA, but it definitely puts a well sized pin drop on the map in regards to level of significance for NYC attractions and a great museum to visit among the other famous NYC museums. The museum has some similar exhibits compared to the Met in Manhattan, but the learnings from the long term exhibits and viewing of temporary exhibits differentiate the experience. The museum recently had a temporary exhibit called "Killer Heels" that was an intriguing display of fashion in regards to design, history, and culture.

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Oklahoma City

Should it start to rain while in Prospect Park, hit up the Brooklyn Museum, which is just a short walk away and is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art and the art spans many cultures. One of the few museums that still ask for a donation in exchange for entry.

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Local from Brooklyn

A good museum but really suffers when compared to the major museums in Manhattan. Worth checking out if you are at the park but tourists should focus their time on the restaurants, bars, retail, and architecture that make Brooklyn really special.

Keep an eye put for special exhibits -- these can be top notch.

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San Francisco

The building is absolutely huge! So I was surprised when some floors seemed almost empty. They have some really intriguing exhibits of new artists, as well as some more classical exhibits such as the Egyptian (mummies).

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Santa Clara
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The Brooklyn Museum is pretty impressive. I came here a while back to attend a photography exhibit on Anne Leibowitz, which was really interesting. The museum is fairly large, so it's not unusual to see free live performances in addition to showcasing their art exhibits.

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