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Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
More than 1.5 million works of art are on display at Brooklyn Museum. From ancient Egyptian sarcophagi to contemporary art, the museum displays a vast range of cultures from around the world. Through a mixture of permanent exhibits and special collections, displays rotate frequently. The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is dedicated to preserving the history of the feminist movement through feminist art. A massive piece by Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, is on display here. You can take a variety of guided tours, included in the price of admission, on a variety of themes. You can pick up audio guides for select exhibits. Put Brooklyn Museum into our Brooklyn holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brooklyn.
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  • Along with the botanical are places that are worth going. Very complete and well organized. Unfortunately it doesn't broadcast that deserves
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  • Don't bother coming here unless you are already in Brooklyn. The staff here are the rudest I have ever encountered anywhere: I'm a nyc resident and you can get in free with the NYC ID. You would think...  read more »
  • What amazed me was seeing some beautiful monet paintings in this Museum! The doge's Palace and the houses of Parliament! Many other interesting works both Egyptian that Babylonians. A very nice Museum!
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  • I have lived in Brooklyn for three years and never visited the Brooklyn museum. Big mistake. The scale of the collection is impressive and it is incredibly well curated. The museum also is very distinctly Brooklyn. It offers something for everyone and is a must see if you're visiting or a local.
  • The red-head stepchild of NYC museums. However, they have some Rodin sculptures in the lobby that are excellent, along with a few other master works strewn throughout. The rest of the permanent collection is OK, but not worth stopping for. However, the rotating exhibits can sometimes be very good (Ai Weiwei for example). The building itself is architecturally very interesting, and houses some community events such as dance lessons and the restaurant Saul.
  • First time here, extremely impressed. This is like a mash-up of the American Museum of Natural History and the Met. It's a large museum but very easy to navigate. All exhibits could be seen in one trip. Cafe food is good. Train station on the same block as the museum (2/3 train to Eastern Parkway), public parking (free) on the streets near the museum and parking on the premises for a fee. Close to the Brooklyn public library and botanical garden. Coming back for sure. Plus, it's donation based admission, so basically free!
  • Great museum for all ages, the atmosphere is cozy and lovely. I suggest bring a light jacket because it get pretty cold inside. Lots to see and very educational. Staffs are knowledgeable and friendly. Overall amazing experience here and good for the kids.
  • I love this museum. Yesterday was my first visit to the Brooklyn Museum in my adult life. I had this idea in my head that this museum would be inferior to the Moma & Met on the other side of the east river. That idea couldn't have been more incorrect. In fact, after one short visit to the Brooklyn Museum it has become my favorite museum in New York City. In short, I just found the exhibits in this museum to be more relevant to my sensibilities. For example, the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit resonated with me. Basquiat was the first artist that I felt had a message that related to me so It was great to be able to take a peak into his note books. The Sneaker culture exhibit was the main event for me. As someone who grew up immersed in sneaker cutler this exhibit was a treat. I think the museum did a good job of conveying the cultural impact the sneaker game has had in the last 30 years. They also explained the parallelism between kicks and Hip Hop. They had a video showing how Run DMC popularized Adidas in the U.S. and a few displays showing how impactful the iconic "Air Jordan" has been over the last 30 years. Aside from the exhibits that I came to see, I was impressed with this museums use of space and variety of content. In just over an hour I saw the aforementioned exhibits and intriguing ones from Africa, Europe and America. There was even a section on feminist art. I think the Brooklyn Museum is unique in its ability to offer something for EVERYONE. They do an excellent job of making the art experience an inclusive one for anyone who may visit. I think some of the other museums in the city fail in this area. For my $16 I received one of the most educational, interesting experiences I've ever had and for that the Brooklyn museum deserves 5 stars.
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