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With so many art museums in NYC (including The Met, MoMA and the Guggenheim), it’s easy to sometimes overlook one of the city’s largest and most venerable institutions: the Brooklyn Museum. With roots dating back to the 1840s, the Brooklyn Museum sits along Eastern Parkway in a resplendent Beaux-Arts building designed by McKim, Mead & White, the Gilded Age architectural firm behind the Morgan Museum and Library and the original Pennsylvania Station torn down in 1963. It has encyclopedic holdings spanning Antiquity to the present. And each year, it presents a world-class line-up of exhibitions that draw upon both the collection and loans from other major museums. These have included shows on Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol and Ai Wei Wei. The museum’s exhibit schedule also include forays into history, fashion and pop culture, like its hugely popular look back at the career of David Bowie. The museum’s current and upcoming offerings are no less exciting, as you’ll see in our guide to the best exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum.
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