Brooklyn Museum: A guide to the museum and the art

A complete guide to the Brooklyn Museum: Find ticketing information and current exhibits. Plus: The best things to do nearby.

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One of Kings County’s preeminent cultural attractions, the 560,000-square-foot Brooklyn Museum made history as the first American museum to exhibit African objects as artwork. In addition to the more than 4,000 items in the Egyptian holdings, museumgoers can scope pieces by masters such as Cézanne, Monet and Degas, plus an entire center devoted to feminist art. (The venue is the permanent home of Judy Chicago’s massive installation The Dinner Party.) Beyond its physical acquisitions, the spot draws crowds with its BrooklyNites Jazz music series and the perennially popular free Target First Saturdays. And don't miss the Brooklyn Museum Shop, which offers handmade wares from local designers and artisans.


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Brooklyn Museum venue and ticketing information

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RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions 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

  1. 200 Eastern Pkwy, (at Washington Ave)
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Current exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum

“The Rise of Sneaker Culture”

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  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave, 11238
  2. Thu Sep 3 - Mon Oct 5
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“KAWS: ALONG THE WAY"

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  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave, 11238
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  1. Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons Flatbush Ave at Myrtle Ave
  2. Thu Sep 3 - Fri Jun 3
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“FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds”

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  2. Thu Sep 3 - Sun Oct 4
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Museums and attractions near the Brooklyn Museum

  1. 10 Grand Army Plaza, (at Flatbush Ave)
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  1. 80 Hanson Pl, (at South Portland Ave), 11217
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Old Stone House

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  1. Washington Park, at 3rd St, (between Fourth and Fifth Aves)
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Brooklyn Historical Society

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  1. 128 Pierrepont St, (at Clinton St)
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New York Transit Museum

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  1. Boerum Pl, (at Schermerhorn St), 11201
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Prospect Park

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  1. Prospect Park West to Flatbush Ave, (between Prospect Park Southwest and Ocean Ave)
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  1. 145 Brooklyn Ave, (at St. Marks Ave)
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Proteus Gowanus

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  1. 543 Union St, (at Nevins St), 11215
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Restaurants near the Brooklyn Museum

The Commodore

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  1. 366 Metropolitan Ave, at Havemeyer St
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Buttermilk Channel

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  1. 524 Court St, at Huntington St, 11231
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Roberta's

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  1. 261 Moore St, between Bogart and White Sts
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Peter Luger

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  1. 178 Broadway, at Driggs Ave, 11211
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Bars near the Brooklyn Museum

The Commodore

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  1. 366 Metropolitan Ave, at Havemeyer St
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Maison Premiere

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  1. 298 Bedford Ave, between Grand and South 1st Sts, 11211
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Nitehawk Cinema

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  1. 136 Metropolitan Ave, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11249
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Union Pool

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  1. 484 Union Ave, at Meeker Ave, 11211
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Hotels near the Brooklyn Museum

Wythe Hotel

  • Rated as: 4/5
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  1. 80 Wythe Ave, at North 11th St, 11249
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McCarren Hotel & Pool

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  1. 160 North 12th St, between Bedford Ave and Berry St, 11211
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  1. 160 North 12th St, between Bedford Ave and Berry St , eighth floor
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New York Loft Hostel

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  1. 249 Varet St, at Bogart St, 11206
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Shopping near the Brooklyn Museum

  1. 176 Lafayette Ave, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves
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10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas

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  1. 285 North 6th St, between Havemeyer St and Meeker Ave, 11211
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Amarcord Vintage Fashion

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  1. 233 Bedford Ave, between North 4th and 5th Sts, 11211
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Friends Vintage

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  1. 56 Bogart St, at Harrison Pl, 11206
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