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Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
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Ranked #10 of 115 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States, houses a prestigious... more » Owner description: Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States, houses a prestigious collection of work from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art covering almost every culture an art lover could dream of. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So it's not the Met, or the Louvre, or who knows what! But it has enough world-class exhibits to rank right up there with them! Just the Egyptian section by itself, with its world-class artifacts, excellent presentation, and absulutely gorgeously detailed and rich explanatory notes on everything you would want to know about that era, are worth everything! I learned... More

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Roslyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

However, there it is. A hidden gem right in the middle of Brooklyn. Went there many years ago on a whim, and have returned many times since. I constantly look at their internet site to see what special exhibits they have. And we visit sometimes a few times a year. Easy to get to, easy parking and some very good... More

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adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I only went through the Egyptian and Assyrian section, but that took me significantly over an hour. Fantastic and lots of information. What was even better, Saturday morning 11:30.....where were the crowds?! Loved not being surrounded by the hordes.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum! I was surprised because it gets far less press compared to New York art museum, but this has some great things! I also really liked the fact that they have some wonderful modern/contemporary art that is less "buttoned up" compared to the Manhattan museums. I saw the Ai Wei Wei exhibit, Swoon's Submerged Motherlands (which... More

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

you learn many thing when you visit this place, a lot to see and very big, i like it but my boyfriend maybe a little bored, good place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'll be honest, I'm not a huge art museum person. However, I was particularly underwhelmed with the Brooklyn Museum. I found the artwork and exhibits to be most lackluster, and I've had much more enjoyable experiences as other museums. I felt like everything simply fell "flat", and the captions that accompanied the artwork did nothing for me. I'm sure that... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Every time I bypass that museum by the Grand Army Plaza, one would think I was about to enter a castle in Brooklyn!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't miss this wonderful place! The Docents are entertaining and knowledgable!! The Egyptian section is renowned!!!! It is not crowded and very well laid out.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For a first-time visitor, the Brooklyn Museum of Art will live up to its historical rating as one of the country's greatest museums. For the repeat visitor, however, it will be like a slumbering giant, overshadowed by the glittering art museums in Manhattan. These days there are not throngs of visitors, and that's a shame because there are great treasures... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The flower/plants represented various pArts of the world. The sight and smells were great. The Rose garden for example had the most variety of colors: many shades of pinks. Pinks we different inner colors, purples, reds, yellows; different size blooms, they were spectacular. The rose garden alone was worth the visit. The Japanese and other gardens were also beautiful.

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