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Brooklyn Museum

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Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone Number: 17186385000
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Located in central Brooklyn, 30 minutes away from 34th street. We invite...

Located in central Brooklyn, 30 minutes away from 34th street. We invite you to visit the most popular urban-epicenters of the world. At the Brooklyn Museum you can explore an extensive and comprehensive permanent collection that includes ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art, European painting, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art. You'll also experience intelligent, cutting-edge exhibitions and programs that reflect a fresh view of traditional and historical works as well as engagement with today's most important artists and artistic practices and ideas.

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Brooklyn culture at it's best!

They have lots of great exhibits that cycle in and out. This museum is the perfect size and I enjoy the diversity in it's patrons. One of my favorite installations was called... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HollyMagalie
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Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have lots of great exhibits that cycle in and out. This museum is the perfect size and I enjoy the diversity in it's patrons. One of my favorite installations was called Question Bridge: Black Males.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is not the MoMA or the Met, but it is a very good museum with a very interesting collection of different kinds of art. From some of the best furniture to an excellent presentation of their Egyptian collection they have very, very good art there. I highly recommend you go there and spend at least three hours in that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here many times and love the museum. However, our visit last Friday was disappointing. The first floor had a huge display about boom boxes! If you only walked in and paid admission and saw this, you would be missing out on one of the greatest museums. The "boom box art" should be in a landfill and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great museum for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the museums in the city. There are exhibits that rotate pretty frequently and "first Saturdays" is a great (free) event each month.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

obviously a big spot for locals to come and enjoy the collections; for there were some local exhibits as well as ancient and old collections; we loved the current display of Tiffany lamps! Nice gift shop; small but adequate cafe there, too. next door to the Unisphere.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to many of NYC's museums over the years, but had never been here, and wow, what I was missing! Gilbert Stuart's iconic George Washington portrait is here, along with an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The collection in general is eclectic and varied, it was like there was a new treat behind every corner. I was disappointed... More 

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Hello! On the behalf of the Brooklyn Museum, we would like to thank you for your review and sincerely apologize about the AC being unavailable for you to see the Sackler Center. The AC issue has been rectified and cool and ready for you to visit again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We entered the museum with a combo ticket to the botanical gardens which is adjacent. We are from Canada and specifically came to see Judy Chicago 's Dinner party installation. WOW! One finds it in an immense triangular room. The banquet table is set for 39 guests, each one for a woman contributing to history ranging from biblical Judith to... More 

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Hello Ellen, Did you know the Dinner Party was given as a gift by the artist Judy Chicago? She wanted the museum to have it for being the first to have a feminist wing. Pictures do not do it justice and all need to see it! Our visible storage is one of the best gems in the museum. More 

The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yes, it's huge; yes it's something else for the area; yes, I enjoyed the sports photo exhibition. But what's the idea behind combining it all in one museum? Why combine mediocre contemporary office furniture with Egyptian art? Why not a little more focus? If you've seen everything else in Manhattan, it's probably quite nice!

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Thank you for your review! We are known as a contemporary encyclopedic museum. We have so many different pieces in our collection with limited space, we wanted to develop a space on the first floor called Connecting Cultures. This innovative, cross-cultural installation was developed to create new ways of looking at art by making connections between cultures as well as... More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to spend a couple of hours in awe, this is the place! I loved the Agiprop and the Who shot Sports exhibitions in particular - fab!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest museum in New York City after the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a surprise to many. I had no idea of its treasures until I went there with my daughter and grandson when visiting them recently. The extensive ancient Egyptian collection is astonishing and the Rodin sculptures should not be missed.

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