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Brooklyn Museum

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Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone Number: 718-638-5000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York...
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.
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I saw AI WEi WEi Show!

It was great in may aspect! The museum is huge and very nice! There was a show of Ai wei wei that caught me! It was paints, sculptures, films, pictures, almost everything from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was great in may aspect! The museum is huge and very nice! There was a show of Ai wei wei that caught me! It was paints, sculptures, films, pictures, almost everything from this special artist that is in prison in CHINA! I loved!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I admit to being a bit of a museum snob. It just never occurred to me that there could be such a great museum in Brooklyn. But there it is, literally steps away from a subway stop. And wow! There's a terrific Egyptian section, a great exhibit of American decorative art, a very thoughtfully curate exhibit of African art, a... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A great venue in hip Brooklyn, it's an amazing museum. Especially after renovation and new exhibits. They represent many of the cultures throughout the world. Great for a family family and not tourist-oriented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Grew up going here. I remember when it was dark & skoopy when we went on class trips. Has been updated & improved tremendously. But 1st Saturday used to be very nice now it overcrowded last few I went to I got there very early to assure entry. The museum try to keep bringing visiting collections to interest the community

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a fine museum, particularly strong in American decorative arts. But now that we have visited twice, it would take a special exhibition to get us to go back. It was a pleasure that it was so un-crowded, from a visitor's point of view, but it must be worrisome for the museum to not attract more visitors. The cafeteria... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Live music, elegant, white linen dining and convenient MTA commute from Manhattan. Check website for 1st Saturday schedule of events.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Besides the great art and exhibits (which range in mediums and topics), the museum is wonderful and unique in that it does an especially good job of featuring art from around the community, artists of color, and women. It's a beautiful and contemporary museum yet maintains historic architectural details. This museum is very popular amongst locals and young people (19... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This little museum is actually one of the best and largest of NYC! It has a little bit of every NYC museum in one place. If you have limited museum time in your budget go here. It has a broad sample of every museum you will find and often a special exhibit to go with your adventure. Not to be... More 

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Manhattan, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wish Trip Adviser would stop saying I'm from Brooklyn, Yes I grew up in Brooklyn but have lived in Manhattan for over 40 years. I do go back to Brooklyn occasionally because it does have so many wonderful places and restaurants to offer, I particularly love the Brooklyn Museum because they exhibit in a way that no other New... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

As a life-long NYer, my first trip to the BM rocked. Nestled next to the Botanical Garden, the Library and Prospect Park. Went for the Killer Heels exhibit. Loved the Feminist Wing, particularly The Dinner Party exhibit. Easy parking onsite and walking distance from subway too. Cafe food was even yummy!

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