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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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Lovely museum, worth the trip to Brooklyn!

We went to see the Basquiat exibit at the museum and had lunch at Saul's restaurant. Lovely day, the museum is manageable, not too big and overwhelming, and the gorgeous gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Basquiat exibit at the museum and had lunch at Saul's restaurant. Lovely day, the museum is manageable, not too big and overwhelming, and the gorgeous gardens next door are worth a look if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a very impressive museum and their collection of Egyptian art, statues, and other artifacts is of excellent quality and well displayed. Laid out in 3 different sections following Egypt's history, I have learned something new each time I visited. They have a few other nice sections and I really like the paintings on the 3rd floor around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This museum always gives its exhibits room to breathe. And I needed that with the current Kehine Wiley show. Most of his portraits are so large that they require two views, one close-up and another standing at a distance. The Brooklyn provides this. In this survey the visitor will see how the much-talked about artist is helping to re-invent how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Getting to the museum is, by far, one of the easiest things I have ever done in NYC, since there is a subway station right at its doorsteps. However, one must be aware that, at least in the colder months, the museum does not open on Mondays or Tuesdays. That said, it has an amazing range of exhibits, from Egyptian... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Small museum with a suggested donation. Nicely laid out, plenty of breathing room. Often shows local artists and exhibits that are off the beaten track. I particularly love the permanent Judy Chicago exhibit which is well worth seeing. Great location on Eastern Parkaway next door to the Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park and the hip Prospect Heights cafes and restaurants. In... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I know it looks big from the outside, but it's even bigger on the inside! So much to see! When I visited, there was a great temporary exhibit about the high heel and its history. Seriously well curated. And the women's space higher up the building is truly great. Brava!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

this museum is easily accessible by public transit and car with free on-street and fee lot parking; budget-friendly admission; good representation of local artists; excellent public outreach program; free first saturday nights [5-11pm]; good location near brooklyn botanic garden, brooklyn public library and prospect park zoo/carousel; every visit is a new discovery!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Are you a lover of art and the Hip-Hop scene? Do you have a Hipster flare or just want to experience art in an unadulterated forum? If so, you might be interested in this wonderful exhibit being held at the Brooklyn Museum. Read more http://activities-eatsandtravels.blogspot.com/2015/03/kehendi-wiley-at-brooklyn-museum.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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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