This outer-borough institution is redefining the concept of the traditional gift shop, offering handmade wares from local designers and artisans. The refurbished space—which is almost a third larger than the original store—is part of the museum’s first-floor renovation, which began with a revamped lobby in 2004 and will also include a new café and bar. The shop features chandeliers created by Brooklyn designer David Weeks and a wall emblazoned with a Keith Haring reproduction graphic. Sprinkled amid the standard book offerings—including Sweet Funk: An Introspective ($40), which is devoted to the works of New York artist Sanford Biggers—you’ll find locally made goods, including Erica Schwartz dangling pyramid earrings ($40), Amy Stringer-Mowat Brooklyn-shaped cutting boards ($48) and Paul Loebach brass and chrome candlesticks ($50).
Brooklyn Museum Shop
|Venue name:||Brooklyn Museum Shop||Contact:|
200 Eastern Pkwy
|Cross street:||at Washington Ave|
|Opening hours:||Wed 11am–6pm, Thu 11am–10pm, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum|