Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn Museum

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Brooklyn Museum

 (Wendy Connett)
Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

 (Wendy Connett)
Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

 (Wendy Connett)
Wendy Connett

Brooklyn Museum

Everything you need to know about visiting the Brooklyn Musem (200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238).

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 some you'll find on the island. The museum, found on the edge of the sprawling Prospect Park, has a large holding of Egyptian items; the famous feminist piece "The Dinner Table" by Judy Chicago; works by masters like Cézanne, Monet and Degas; and much more.

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What will I see here?
The museum was first opened in 1897, and it wears its history as representing its borough and the city's diversity with pride. 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. An impressive European collection is 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. The entire fourth floor is dedicated to feminist art, and in 2017, the museum hosts several rotating exhibits throughout the Year of Yes on varying themes on feminism. Don’t miss the renowned Pacific Island and African galleries (this was the first American museum to display African objects as art).

When should I come?
Anytime! The museum isn't usually uncomfortably packed, even on weekends. But keep in mind the super fun First Saturdays celebration on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is free starting at 5pm, and the day is themed. There's always food, drink, live music acts, films, comedy shows and much more.

Should I buy tickets early?
Buy tickets at the museum ($16 for adults), or online for special exhibitions. The lines aren't usually too long!

What to do nearby:
You can walk to all of these spots in thirty minutes or less!
-Stroll through nearby Prospect Park (all 526 acres of it) over to the Prospect Park Zoo.
-Go roller skating (or ice skating) at Lakeside at Prospect Park.
-Peep the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch at Grand Army Memorial Plaza.
-Breathe in all that fresh hair at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

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Venue name: Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY
Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy
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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  • Exhibitions Wednesday July 26 2017 - Sunday September 17 2017

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