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Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
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Ranked #10 of 114 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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Pittsburg, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is a little gem. Lots of treasures in it. Just give a donation, not the posted "admission" price.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a couple hours to kill and it was suggested to do so here. Very nice place, was advertising an Egyptian cat area....was only about 5 or 6 things in this exhibit which was disappointing considering they were advertising it. Other than that, it was a very nice museum with lots to see.

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Hillsdale, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

An excellent, varied collection. The 20th century American Collection is especially interesting and worth the visit. A small but interesting collection that can be viewed in 3-4 hours. The café has excellent, inexpensive food.

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NY
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Short term special exhibits are spectacular this cycle. Even the long term exhibits have rotating art work. Parking is easy. Climate control makes it a great place if you are not going to the beach. Personnel are helpful for directions. This time there was an exhibit at slightly extra cost. There was so much else to see that we passed... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you plan for full day schedule on this place I will not recommend. But few hours visiting will be good choice. Tips: best timing for this will be Saturday morning around 10am you can visit botanical garden for free thatcan be 1-2hr kill time and enjoy lunch inside the garden. After that spend sometime to explore the area like... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

brooklyn museum has an excellent art collection including kandinskys,manets,rembrandt,monet,and cezanne, there is also an impressive egyptian department with artififacts stretching from egypts earlikest days to the time of cleopatra. there are also artifacts from africa, the middle east, and india. i especially recomend the old jacksonian-era plantation artifacts and the beautiful moorish room. may be a bit pricey and make... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I visited the museum during its first Saturday event. It was a full house of people and events were taking place in the front of the museum and in back patio. The exhibits in the museum were free with the exception of a new temporary exhibit which was 15 dollars for adults. The events were at the very least interesting.... More

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Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Kudos to the Ford Foundation and American Express for sponsoring one of the best exhibits I have seen in my lifetime. It is a historic and artistic masterpiece. The art speaks to you by weaving visual, and sometimes verbal, storytelling. I always enjoy viewing color montages by Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. What excites me is seeing a full life... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just because it is not in Manhattan does not mean BK Museum does not bring it. Great exhibits. Always changing. Hit up the Botanic Gardens while you are in the area.

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had not visited the Brooklyn Musuem, if ever, for more than 40 years. I thought I had visited it when I lived in NYC in the early 1970's but after my recent trip I am not certain I was ever there. At any rate I had heard much about the Egyptian collection so I wanted to see for myself.... More

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