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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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Great Saturday afternoon activity

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum always has interesting exhibits that you won't find elsewhere. On my last visit was an exhibition of artwork by Kehinde Wiley, whom I had never heard of before, but whose work was both beautiful and thoughtful. This is definitely a place to come visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I like this Museum in NYC , i lived in Brooklyn and i went there with my family , it takes breath away. It was great experience.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I remember this museum from when I took art classes here years ago. It is still a great museum and worth a visit. There are always interesting visiting exhibits.

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Kehinde Wiley exhibit was so impressive, it takes your breath away. The museum as a whole was a great experience, right down to the beautiful shirt I got in the gift shop. Well worth the trip to Brooklyn.

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