Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Art Museum and History Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
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  • 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
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DellaquilaApril 5, 2015
    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.
  • 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
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongSeptember 27, 2015
    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.
  • Raven D.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BenApril 30, 2013
    The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the NYC borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum holds New York City's second largest art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.
  • 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.
  • Roxanne L. S.
    Roxanne L. ScottMay 5, 2013
    If you can get there before August, check out the exhibit Grace and Gravity by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. A beautiful use of found metals such as bottle caps and lids to create a dynamic exhibit.
  • MuseumNerd
    MuseumNerdMarch 13, 2011
    There are some wonderful surprises in the Luce Center for American Art, such as an array of Latin American Spanish Colonial paintings, silverwork, polychrome sculpture, and furniture. Don't miss it!
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonAugust 9, 2011
    One Louis Vuitton Friend of the House lets all LV Amblers in on a secret: when in New York, she doesn’t miss a chance to take the trip out to visit this museum. Find out who at the LV Amble site. Read more
  • 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
  • Amel W.
    Amel WhitesideJanuary 24, 2014
    Jean Paul Gaulter exhibit is awesome. Love coming to this museum especially the first Saturday of the month. Great atmosphere even more so in the summer when they have the music parties
  • Martina C.
    Martina CarusoJanuary 6, 2013
    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
  • Madalena P.
    Madalena PhillipsDecember 6, 2010
    Holiday Reception Tonight! Go see: From the Village to Vogue Exhibit (4th floor) & don't miss the Decorative Arts Galleries and Period Rooms- Love the Worsham-Rockefeller Moorish Smoking Room!
  • 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.
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CorsonMarch 2, 2014
    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.
  • Small Demons
    Small DemonsOctober 24, 2012
    "My father loves museums. When he’s not working at his barbershop, he’s often at the Brooklyn Museum. The Ancient Egyptian rooms are his favorites.” — Edwidge Danticat, The Dew Breaker Read more
  • Jude G.
    Jude GiaramitaAugust 2, 2015
    Not too thrilled about the $15 park fee. Lived in Park Slope when I was a girl and never went to this park. Long overdue, the exhibits were interesting but the air conditioning was spotty.
  • James G.
    James G.December 4, 2011
    Checkout the HIDE/SEEK exhibit if you get a chance. It's the same exhibition known best for the controversy it caused in DC when it first opened in October of 2010 at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteNovember 17, 2014
    Great exhibits here. I saw their killer heel exhibit and I know they hosted Ai Weiwei's show earlier this year. Worth the trek from Manhattan
  • Ron F.
    Ron FosterApril 4, 2015
    I enjoyed the 60 signature paintings using everyday people to replace European aristocrats Read more:
  • Raphael L.
    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.
    Upvoted Jul 8
  • Erin R.
    Erin Rath2 weeks ago
    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.
  • Anthony
    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.
    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.
  • 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
  • Kaushal A.
    Kaushal AgrawalSeptember 24, 2012
    The museum is not open 7 days a week. Museum timing: Wed 11A.M. - 6PM, Thu 11AM - 10PM, Fri, Sat, Sun - 11AM - 6PM. First Saturdays every month except sep. Entry free beyond 5PM.
  • AMI
    AMINovember 28, 2011
    Hellllo Brooklyn! R&B vocalist José James plays as part of the BrooklynNites Concert series here 12/15/11!! Do NOT miss this one! Give us a shout (@AMIagency) when you check in!
  • 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.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 21, 2015
    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.
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LiAugust 2, 2014
    Stop by the Brooklyn Roasting Company stand in the lobby, but only after you finish with the museum (they don't tell you that you can't bring drinks inside)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelSeptember 28, 2012
    Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe // colorful, collage-like paintings of African American women draw on art historical references while evoking 1970s America. on view September 28-January 20.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    The monthly (except for September) "First Saturday" free-entry night is a neighborhood party of art, music, and dancing, with food vendors and several cash bars. Read more
  • Celso A.
    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. :-)
  • Heather S.
    Heather ScottAugust 8, 2014
    I love this museum: an exceptional American collection, a beautifully displayed Egyptian collection, and special exhibits that wow me again and again.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KangNovember 2, 2014
    First Saturdays are the best! Cool music, crafts, booze and art. Plus the museum is open until 11pm which is great for late risers like me.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertNovember 9, 2014
    the little bodega they used to have at BRIC (or one just like it) is here on the 5th floor. favorite for children
  • Joe B.
    Joe BrolgsAugust 5, 2015
    There's good Faile and Basquiat exhibitions on at the moment), the Faile one is awesome. Pay by donation.. give them a dollar for 2, no need to get carried away.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    Kids 4 to 7 explore the galleries and create their own art during Arty Facts, a 90-minute drop-in class on Sundays. Meet in the Rubin Lobby at 11am and 1:30pm.Powered by Read more
  • Tiffany F.
    Tiffany FergusonOctober 2, 2011
    Be aware that First Friday here is not about culture. It goes from education to club in a matter of minutes. I do not get it. Half of the individuals have never seen a museum in their life...
  • mang roisz
    mang roiszJuly 12, 2010
    One of the most beautiful museums in New York. Most people stick to the city for their art but you must come to Brooklyn and see this one!!! Brilliant!
  • Gregg D.
    Gregg DJanuary 3, 2010
    One of the most beautiful museums in New York. Most people stick to the city for their art but you must come to Brooklyn and see this one!!! Brilliant!
  • Michael
    MichaelAugust 2, 2010
    The Brooklyn Museum is FREE the first Saturday of each month from 5-11. Music, dance, artist talks, film, DJ party. It's cool, in a nerdy way. Read more
  • Michelle @artcoholic H.
    Sept 8-9 2012, you are invited to our art studio @ The Brooklyn Army Terminal! 50+ artists @ BAT. Tons to see in ONE location! Details/map here: Part of GO Brooklyn Art
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJanuary 18, 2012
    Free admission the first Saturday of the month from 5-11 p.m. Read about other free or discounted admission days offered by museums throughout the city on MetroFocus. Read more
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Vince C.
    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!
  • Beth R.
    Beth ReillyFebruary 23, 2014
    The Egyptian exhibit was breathtaking. So much beauty! Easily a day can be spent here checking out the exhibits. I will be back!!!!
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