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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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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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A gem of Brooklyn but a fabulous world class museum. Walk through the Botanic Gardens before or after, make a day of visiting Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A gem of Brooklyn but a fabulous world class museum. Walk through the Botanic Gardens before or after, make a day of visiting Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to dislike about this museum. They have some very interesting exhibits I have never seen in any other museum. One area that thrilled me was homes from the region and New England that were hundreds of years old and had been partially or completely relocated with rooms on display. Many of these homes had historic people or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is an odd museum. Some parts are fantastic (Egyptian galleries) but others are dated but somehow charming. Probably not a must-see if you're staying in Manhattan but certainly worth a trip if you're close by. They have a very eclectic art collection which is worth a few minuets if you like that sort of thing (a few old masters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hidden treasure - great museum that should be on tourist and New Yorkers list . The kehinde whiley exhibit was simply great . The combo of the museum with the botanical gardens makes it well worth the

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had not been here in many years and was surprised that the Rodin bronzes are no longer in their own gallery but in the sunny entrance way. Also there is one floor that is put aside for female artists which is areal plus as it who ever may have the special exhibit is most likely going to be a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Brooklyn museum has solid special exhibits, a terrific Egyptian section (have you ever seen a mummified cat?), and some really great permanent displays. I've been there many, many times and have always found something to love. It's easy to get to--right at a subway stop. Because it's right next to the Botanic Garden, visiting both makes a great day... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Although there are some outstanding pieces in the some of the collections, I would agree that I would not travel to Brooklyn for the Egyptian collation which could not begin to compare with the one at the Met. However what the Brooklym Museum has is a sense of edge and innovation that is less polished therefore more relateable to a... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is not like the art museums in the city, and it is not my kind of art but certainly worthwhile if you are doing culture in Brooklyn. Lovely garden and good snack food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No visit to NY is complete without visiting the Gugg, MoMa and the Metropolitan Museum.(which I have done-twice!). However, the Brooklyn Museum needs to be added to this list. The only reason I went to the Brooklyn Museum was to see an Art Smith Jewelry exhibition that I desperately wanted to see. I hadn't even heard of the Brooklyn Museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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