Brooklyn Museum

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Brooklyn Museum

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Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

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
Contact:
Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn
11238
Cross street: at Washington Ave
Opening hours: Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–10pm. First Saturday of every month 11am–11pm.
Transport: Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum
Price: $16, seniors and students $10, ages 19 and under free. First Saturday of every month 5–11pm free.
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Probably one of my favorite museums in the city. It's worth a trek for those residing in Manhattan and really provides a well needed breath of fresh air. There are free days on the first Saturday as well as every Thursday so you really don't even have to pay if you don't want to. The permanent collection is quite expansive but what I love most are the visiting exhibitions that come and go. They really do a good job of bringing in diverse artists and a range of art forms that anyone can appreciate. 

Evelyn D

I love going to the Brooklyn Museum. They have a whole section that contains Feminist art, as well as being the permanent home to Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party." Their permanent collection is great (I believe they have one of the largest collections of African art) and they also have great exhibitions. One of my favorites was the Ai Wei Wei show.

Jillian Anthony

This museum focuses much more on diversity than most other institutions I've been to in New York, and that makes for a really unique experience every time I go. I just went and see the Coney Island exhibit before it closed, and it was pretty fascinating to see all that work by Weegee and a New York era I never knew. You know, the one where it was cool to call people freaks and pay money to stare at them, and when no one had AC so you HAD to go to the beach. My favorite part of the museum is the feminist art section—Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party is a marvel that I explore every time. They also have themed days where you can see all sorts of free talks, performances and comedy every first Saturday of the month.