The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum that is New York City’s third largest in physical size and holds an art collection of about 1.5 million works. Significant areas of the collection include antiquities, especially their collection of Egyptian antiquities spanning over 3,000 years. European, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art.
American art is well represented, starting with the Colonial period. Artists represented in the collection include Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Max Weber. The museum also has a “Memorial Sculpture Garden” which features salvaged architectural elements from New York City.
Highlights of the Brooklyn Museum
- John Singer Sargent Paintings at the Brooklyn Museum
- “The Peaceable Kingdom” by Edward Hicks
- The “Bird Lady” Sculpture
- Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-Ta
- Portrait of John Adams by Samuel Morse
- A Ride for Liberty – The Fugitive Slaves by Eastman Johnson,
Tips for visiting the Brooklyn Museum
- Brooklyn Museum is located in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn.
- 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
- The Museum opens at 11:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm except for Thursday when it has late night hours.
- The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
- There is an Admission Fee.
- The general admission prices are suggested contribution amounts and do not apply to special ticketed exhibitions.
- The shop and Café are open during the main Museum hours and do not require an admission ticket to visit.
- A checkroom is available to store personal items during your visit.
- Large items must be left at the checkroom.
- Brooklyn Museum Neighborhood attractions
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden (use the Brooklyn Art & Garden tickets)
- Brooklyn Public Library
- Prospect Park and Prospect Park Zoo
- Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Before your visit, please check the museum’s website to confirm hours of operations and special exhibitions.
- Name: Brooklyn Museum
- City: New York
- Built: 1895
- Type: Art Museum
- Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art or MET
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
- Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Neue Galerie New York
- The Cloisters
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- American Museum of Natural History
- Museum of the City of New York
- New-York Historical Society
- Frick Collection
- Met Breuer
- Rubin Museum of Art
- Brooklyn Museum
“The modern world thinks of art as very important:
something close to the meaning of life.”
– Alain de Botton
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