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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very impressed by Ai Wei Wei exhibition, pleased to encounter the work of Swoon, an artist I had't known, glad to see "The Dinner Party" again, and had a pleasant stroll through the historical exhibits. A well-rounded art museum with something for everyone.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It's big enough to have interesting displays that keep you motivated. They have a large area of Egyptian mummy and artifacts. It's small enough that you could spend the day there and see the whole place. I enjoyed the the temporary exhibit they were running at the time. It was the history and designs of Jean Paul Guitlier. They close... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The architecture is spectacular. Admission is donation based. Extensive permanent collection with spectacular special exhibits think Swoon, Ai Weiwei, Judy Chicago's Dinner Party and no crowds. There is no downside. And it is adjacent to the Botanical Gardens. Skip the museum mile crowds, head to Brooklyn.

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Hartsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is one of the most understated museums in the world. Today its location and surroundings have improve substantially to make it a must go see in a consistent basis. It s collection is large enough to full fill many life times of enjoyment. If you like watercolor, the collection of John Singer Sargent watercolors are extraordinary, worth alone the... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Beaux Arts hall in the center is worth the admission alone. The collection on ancient Egypt is very educational and up to date. Also very different ways of presenting their collections.

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between Netanya and Caesarea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a perfect day at Brooklyn. First we walked the Brooklyn Bridge and took a taxi to the Brooklyn Museum a must not only for art lovers . We had an early supper at "sottocasa" a fantastic Italian restaurant and we fell in love with a beautiful little shop called "free people"-at the same street we walked into the... More

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Honolulu,HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Over 1.5 million pieces in its collections. The Egyptian collection is internationally reknown. The curators are exceptional - the art is so well hung and placed everything is enhanced. I treasure this experience. This museum is the 2nd largest in NYC and requires at least 4 - 5 hours.

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I spent part of my young adulthood in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Museum was and still is one of my favorite place.

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Please do check out The Dinner Party, by Judy Chicago (4th floor). This is a permanent display. It's ... different ... and that's all The Newyorkcitytrippers have to say about it.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum is not a major museum compared to Manhattan's museums, but still impressive. The Brooklyn Museum exhibits make this museum above average. Their gift store is also above average. It is good to see Brooklyn souvenirs and it would be nice to incorporate Brooklyn designers in the mix, maybe in the future. I hope to be back in... More

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