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Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

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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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  • We visited the Brooklyn Museum to tour the impressive Egyptian Galleries but sadly, we had to come away earlier than planned. The gallery we especially wanted to study was full of polite children with...  more »
  • We went to the BROOKLYN MUSEUM and saw the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit, not only was the art exceptional, but O'Keefe made her own clothing which was also on display, I found it to be quite interesting. T...  more »
  • Who knew she designed and made her own clothes. Fun to see Stieglitz' pictures or other photographers' pictures and see more of her. Few flowers but good spectrum of her life and work. Abstract or sur...  more »
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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 guard was rude. I got so embarrassed when he yelled at me across the room with everyone looking at me, "Hey! Hey! You can't do that here!!" I didn't know what I did wrong until he got closer, still yelling, I asked him is it because I was taking pictures of this beautiful museum? He said, no, its your selfie stick. My goodness, I'm a tourist and have paid a donation for two tickets to visit a show here. Bummer. Wish he come up to me nicely and tell me nicely instead of yelling at me from the other end of the museum. I just walked in to the museum and was wowed by the beauty of the construction inside.
  • Great Brooklyn gem. This is a good to plan a Sunday activity. They are always changing the exhibitions so be on the look out for something that might interest you. Also check out their website for special events, they are always fun.
  • Even though it is far from manhattan, it is worth visiting here in a good weather day. All five floors have interesting materials to look at. You will not regret. The baggage claim staffs are very nice.
  • Spacious museum with some really edgy and provocative art exhibits. Free entrance every first Friday of the month, starting in the early evening. There are free public performances, including concerts and standup comedy. Saw a burlesque show with a political theme at their auditorium when I visited.