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Brooklyn Museum

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Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

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Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

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Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

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Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

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Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

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RECOMMENDED: Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn’s premier institution is a less-crowded alternative to Manhattan’s bigger-name spaces. Among the museum’s many assets is a 4,000-piece Egyptian collection, which includes a gilded-ebony statue of Amenhotep III and, on the ceiling, a large-scale rendering of an ancient map of the cosmos, as well as a mummy preserved in its original coffin. Masterworks by Cézanne, Monet and Degas, part of an impressive European collection, are displayed in the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court. On the fifth floor, American paintings and sculptures include native son Thomas Cole’s The Pic-Nic and Louis Rémy Mignot’s Niagara. Don’t miss the renowned Pacific Island and African galleries (this was the first American museum to display African objects as art).

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions

Venue name: Brooklyn Museum
Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn

Cross street: at Washington Ave
Venue phone: 718-638-5000
Website: http://brooklynmuseum.org
Opening hours: Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum
Price: Suggested donation $12, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free. First Saturday of every month 5–11pm free.

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