Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY

Museums, Natural history Prospect Park
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Brooklyn’s premier institution is a less-crowded alternative to Manhattan’s bigger-name spaces, though the innovative and impactful items found inside are just as important as anything you'll find in the city. The museum, found on the edge of the sprawling Prospect Park, has a large holding of Egyptian art as well as the famous feminist piece, The Dinner Party, by Judy Chicago. Works by such Impressionists masters as Cézanne, Monet and Degas are also included in the collection along with with prime examples of Early American Art, period rooms and so much more.

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Venue name: Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY
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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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tastemaker

I love the Brooklyn Museum - I work in the museum industry so I think a lot of their exhibitions and programs are cutting edge and very well done. I like that they've found creative and nonintrusive ways to incorporate technology into the visitor experience - their app is a really fun way to help you explore the galleries.

tastemaker

There's a wide variety of exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum at any given time (ranging from classical art, to political curations, ancient Egyptian artifacts, distinctive furniture and more) so there's definitely something to pique anyone's interests. One of the most well known of the long term installations is Judy Chicago's the Dinner Party, an impressive piece definitely worth seeing once. The storage room at the museum, which is open to visitors is also definitely worth a peek. Lots of fun pieces and nooks and crannies to explore. 

tastemaker

There are many layers to the Brooklyn Museum exhibition ‘Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern,’ as you typically find in any well-curated show. It comes to offer a new look at how the renowned artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona, mainly her dresses and the way she was captured through the lenses of some of the greatest photographers of the century. But I would like to focus on another layer which I found particularly intriguing when visiting the Museum this morning. The exhibition demonstrates that when a woman is that self-confident, when she is assured about her talent, about her lifestyle, taking full charge of how the world understands her identity, then her taste, her style is formed from within, emerging as the most genuine form of taste and identity. It is only women like Georgia O'Keeffe can become style icons as she was. We see her paintings, her wardrobe in pure black and white, the only colors she had ever worn, and not a single ornament. We see the only belt she has ever owned, and the only brooch, created by Alexander Calder and appearing over and over in the photos of her. We see her at her homes in photos by Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, and of course, her husband Alfred Stieglitz. And she looks real. As she gets older, the signs of the age came to add to the beauty, to the sense of purity, to her confidence. The juxtaposition of the objects and photographs is done so well, that you can truly understand how the art grew from the lifestyle and the vice versa. I loved the last section of the exhibition, which focuses on the various fashion campaigns shot either at O’Keeffe's home, or inspired by her lifestyle in the desert outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For that, this exhibition should be seein by every woman living (or visiting) in New York. Photographs curtesy of the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition closes on July 23rd. 

tastemaker

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. 


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.


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.