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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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I was there for the Kehinde Wiley retrospective, but I was glad to find a Basquiat exhibit and the regular -- and extensive -- Egyptian collection. There is a lot of art -- new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was there for the Kehinde Wiley retrospective, but I was glad to find a Basquiat exhibit and the regular -- and extensive -- Egyptian collection. There is a lot of art -- new, old, and ancient -- to see here, and it seemed very family friendly as well as challenging for art aficionados.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was our first trip to Brooklyn - we decided to check out the Basqiuat Diaries Exhibit and unfortunately it was very disappointing. Very, very mediocre and the curators notes were annoying to say the least. The cafe was out of white wine, out of rose, espresso machine was broken, etc. etc. Th etraffic to get there from Manhattan was... More 

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kontich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Kehinde Wiley is the new name. Black art, modern, rich, empowering, what I expect. And Basquiat, the notebooks. He's one of my favorites

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Brooklyn Museum is easily reached by subway from Manhattan. It has a great collection of Egyptian antiquities. Their feminist art collection is impressive. They also have a fine collection of decorative art. Check out their special exhibitions. We attended the Basquiat note books and the Kehinde Wiley show which were wonderfully curated. It's worth a visit.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Their first Saturday's program is really phenomenal. Performances, free entry after 5pm and some of the best, most diverse art in the city all in one spot right by Prospect Park. Worth the trip!

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

This is not a stuffy museum. It is great for adults and kids alike. The permanent collection is displayed in a very inventive, engaging way. There are usually great temporary exhibits too. Right now Kehinde Wiley and Basquiat! It is worth the trip. Make a day of it by visiting the Botanic Gardens right next door. Great restaurants to explore... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Brooklyn museum is easy to get to (near major trains) and always has a few interesting exhibits. I went to see one on photography (who shot Rock and Roll), and have been back many times since!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Didn't have much time here so made a dash for what it is noted for - Egyptian artefacts. Very impressive collection and took lots of photos. Wish I had more time to explore other areas of the museum, I'm sure it would've been worth it - so make sure you have plenty of time to visit here.

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Kingscliffe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Have been to this museum on several occasions now but we are always impressed with the curating as well as the standard Egyptian and American Art floors. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens , the two go well together if you want a quiet pause in your assault on Manhatten.The cafe is also good on the ground floor and the restaurant... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

From walking under the glass into and open space to viewing spectacular old and new exhibitions, this museum is a treat. The location could not be better as it sits between several Brooklyn fabulous and happening neighborhoods including Park Slope and Prospect Heights.

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