Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

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    "See the Egyptian Wing, one of the bests in the world"(20 Tips)
    Sherie S.
    "Basquiat was very moving to see his genius on paper."(8 Tips)
    Vanessa B.
    "Judy Chicago - The Dinner Party is wonderful!"(9 Tips)
    Raphael L.
    "Awesome museum, with free admission if you go at the right time."(10 Tips)
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  • Lauren D.heart icon on user image
    Lauren DellaquilaApril 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their permanent collection is always interesting for all ages. One of my favorite places to go in New York is their Visible Storage Study Center. I could spend hours there discovering new pieces.
    Upvoted Dec 24, 2023
  • goop
    goopAugust 5, 2014
    One of the largest and oldest art museums in the country, The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a gorgeous Beaux-Arts building at the top of Prospect Park, is also one of our favorite Brooklyn landmarks. Read more
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CorsonMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on the 4th floor for an incredible tribute to some of history's most important women.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 31, 2017
    The Brooklyn Museum traces its roots back to 1823, almost fifty years before Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art was born. Its Egyptian collection is regularly ranked one of the best in the world. Read more
  • Melissa P.heart icon on user image
    Melissa PerezFebruary 26, 2018
    My experience was cool! I like how it's pay what you want. I was intrigued by the blue section and happy to see a Jean-Michel Basquiat original. I even witnessed some conservation/restoration.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HurstJanuary 22, 2013
    A world-class museum right in the heart of Brooklyn, mixing art alongside historical artifacts and contemporary culture. I love how connected the curators of the museum are with social media.
  • Michelle W.heart icon on user image
    Michelle WilesJune 13, 2017
    One of my favorite NYC museums- the exhibits are curated so well and often tell a fresh story about the artist. The architecture is also stunning on its own.
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongSeptember 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my fave museums in the city, always with fresh & interesting exhibits in a beautiful space. Free on the first Sat of the month w live music & talks from 5-11pm, but any day is awesome here.
  • Sweet B.
    Sweet BoyNovember 28, 2013
    A gem of a museum with a large and varied collection. This is something you would expect in the tourist areas of the city, but not in Brooklyn. To see what is going on, check out their website Read more
  • Clovis R.heart icon on user image
    Clovis RMay 20, 2018
    My visit was in a rainy day and nothing more better to fulfill of good culture. This place is amazing the general admission according of your buck the staff very kindly
  • Erinn L.heart icon on user image
    Erinn LeeJuly 8, 2017
    perfect place to spend a self-love day. i watched a father fall even more deeply in love with his son while spinning him around in this room
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    The borough’s largest museum is a must. With more than 1 million pieces to see, it’s easy to get lost among the Colonial era art,Egyptian antiquities & peculiar collection of South Pacific artifacts.
  • Raven D.heart icon on user image
    Raven DorantesMarch 4, 2016
    Museum is consistently dedicated to exhibiting works ranging from unknown, cutting edge artists to more traditional works in the same space and it's always a wonderful juxtaposition and inspiration.
  • Scott R.heart icon on user image
    Scott RoseJanuary 5, 2023
    It's always fun to visit the permanent installation of "The Dinner Party," though I miss the printed guide, which, for me, is necessary to know who is/was whom. Too much to see in a single visit.
  • Vivian R.heart icon on user image
    Vivian RamirezSeptember 26, 2016
    Absolutely worth a visit. Great well rounded museum you can run through in an afternoon. A mini Met with similar collections and organization. Just more contemporary. Amazing building.
  • Raphael L.heart icon on user image
    Raphael LangenscheidtNovember 17, 2015
    Awesome museum, with free admission if you go at the right time. Plus - awesome changing exhibits, like the incredible Faile exhibit.
  • Isa S.heart icon on user image
    Isa SierraAugust 16, 2017
    So very impressed, not only by the collection, but by the incredible and clean display. The house replica area is real wonder.
  • Benjamin D.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin DoyleJanuary 18, 2016
    good size for a 2-3 hour visit. free, but suggested donation is worth it. Not crowded and packed - well spread out
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueNovember 24, 2018
    Visit on First Saturday of the month for free admission and themed parties. Great variety of exhibits. Ballroom always impressive. Make sure to check out The Dinner Party.
  • Freya
    FreyaMarch 30, 2019
    Beautiful museum. Great to spend an afternoon here after a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanical garden. Make sure to see the Frida Kahlo exhib! 🎨
  • Roko R.heart icon on user image
    Roko RumoraSeptember 16, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Feminist art, American art, Egyptian art, African Art, Judy Chicago's Dinner Party
  • Anthonyheart icon on user image
    AnthonyJuly 26, 2015
    a sometimes under appreciated cultural gem in the heart of Brooklyn. it's good to see that despite the gentrification the spirit of the borough lives on inside
  • Richard R.heart icon on user image
    Richard RevillaOctober 17, 2014
    Quite the gem in Brooklyn. Galleries upon Galleries of world class art all in the heart of Brooklyn. Visit the Gardens next door when the weather is nice.
  • Meghan L.heart icon on user image
    Meghan LapidesJuly 2, 2015
    One of my fave museums when you have a few hours by yourself and want to feel like you got to see everything. Basquiat for the 2nd time.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 12, 2011
    Plan ahead and visit on the first Saturday of the month and enjoy Free Admission to the museum. We love the Egyptian collection and just stand in awe in The Great Hall.
  • George C.
    George CostaSeptember 25, 2013
    Very nice collection - small, but well curated. Their African Art collection is amazing and they have done a great job with their Egyptian collection: unique pieces, well presented.
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    the little bodega they used to have at BRIC (or one just like it) is here on the 5th floor. favorite for children
  • Brian M.heart icon on user image
    Brian MasefieldAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best museums in all of NYC. Big, clean, beautifully curated, well designed, the whole thing.
  • Erin R.heart icon on user image
    Erin RathAugust 5, 2016
    Good signage. Not as extensive as the Met's collection, but the crowds are significantly smaller. Don't miss the Assyrian reliefs -- fascinating, and incredibly ancient.
  • Kaitlinheart icon on user image
    KaitlinOctober 21, 2023
    One of my favorite museums! I just love the juxtapositions here. You can see a lot of classics and a lot of contemporary art side by side. Also, Duke Riley’s Erika mesmerized me.
  • Afi Y.heart icon on user image
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    First Saturdays are wonderful, and the museum's got a great collection of feminist art. It's a neighborhood institution and one of the best museums in NYC.
  • Ron F.heart icon on user image
    Ron FosterApril 4, 2015
    I enjoyed the 60 signature paintings using everyday people to replace European aristocrats Read more:
  • Alejandra B.heart icon on user image
    Alejandra BonolaFebruary 19, 2017
    First Saturdays of each month is free and they have special events. People is dressing on a fancy way
  • Emily C.heart icon on user image
    Emily CharltonFebruary 12, 2016
    One of the best museums in New York, hands down. And First Saturday is a great opportunity to see the museum and have a great time.
  • Heather S.heart icon on user image
    Heather ScottAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this museum: an exceptional American collection, a beautifully displayed Egyptian collection, and special exhibits that wow me again and again.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 20, 2014
    Established and themed exhibits rotate throughout the year; the public amphitheater entrance makes for a popular people-watching and lunch hour gathering spot.
  • Celso A.heart icon on user image
    Celso AraujoJune 26, 2014
    Outstanding ancient Egypt collection! And a beautiful park. I can't understand why this museum is not usually listed as a top museum attraction of NY. :-)
  • Lisa Marie Phoenix J.
    A local favorite of mine for over a decade since the Hip-Hop Nation:Roots, Rhymes and Rage exhibit in 2010 when i as in HS. Eclectic Exhibits. Great locale. First Saturdays for full free access +Music
  • Brooklyn Museumheart icon on user image
    Brooklyn MuseumJuly 19, 2017
    The second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States, with a permanent collection of objects ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerNovember 12, 2013
    On the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective: "It pays homage as much to Gaultier’s penchant for spectacle and provocation as it does to his clothing, somewhat ... to the detriment of the latter." Read more
  • Compass
    CompassAugust 12, 2013
    Established and themed exhibits rotate throughout the year; the public amphitheater entrance makes for a popular people-watching and lunch hour gathering spot.
  • Noah X.
    Noah XifrAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everybody should come see our open art studio and the other 50 artists here as part of
  • Vince C.heart icon on user image
    Vince C.October 4, 2015
    First Saturday of every month is "first Saturday" - the museum is open till 11pm and will often have entertainment in the vestibule!
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesJanuary 25, 2016
    Thought the 'Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland' exhibit was an interesting look at a New York institution's growth and change with America society through art #coneyvisions
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuAugust 10, 2014
    The contemporary art work here always amazes me. Brooklyn Museum is my favorite in NYC. The overpriced cafe is the only downside.
  • Sue A.heart icon on user image
    Sue ApfelbaumApril 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    the art, the gift shop, the cafe, everything is great about this museum.
  • Sara .heart icon on user image
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾March 5, 2015
    Amazing permanent collection and fabulous special exhibits. $16 suggested donation. One of my favorite museums in the city.
  • Sarina M.heart icon on user image
    Sarina MeonesSeptember 17, 2016
    Great African Art exhibit on the 5th floor. Beat event and opening had nothing about the 60's Beat Generation which was disappointing.
  • Charles P.heart icon on user image
    Charles PetkanasFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Counter Cafe is excellent! Try the Croque Monsieur--outstanding! The lentil soup was great!
  • Martina C.heart icon on user image
    Martina CarusoJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come see the small GO exhibit. It gives you an idea of what Brooklyn artists currently does. Make sure check out the iPad with all open studios weekend images! Nice project! Up till Feb 18, 2013
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