Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art is home to more than one million paintings, sculptures, photographs and artefacts from the 17th - 20th centuries

Facade of Brooklyn Museum of Art from Subway Entrance
Facade of Brooklyn Museum of Art from Subway Entrance cc licensed photo by TheGirlsNY

Housed in a majestic Beaux-Arts building situated between Prospect Park and the Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum of Art is New York City's second largest museum with a permanent collection as culturally and historically significant as The Met.

Only a half hour subway ride from midtown, the museum is home to more than one million paintings, sculptures, photographs and artefacts from the 17th - 20th centuries, including masterpieces by Monet, Degas and Picasso and an expansive assortment of African, Asian and Pacific Islander art. The Brooklyn Museum of Art's installation of ancient Egyptian art is world renowned with many of the items being unearthed by museum curators on annual excavations. In 2007, the Brooklyn Museum of Art opened one of the country's premier centers for feminist art.

Docents at the Brooklyn Museum of Art conduct a wide array of daily public tours and audio tours are available. Visitors are encouraged to utilise the free public Wi-Fi throughout the museum and sculpture gardens. Self guided Smartphone tours are available for download that personalise your tour as you wander through the galleries and offers recommendations based on your preferences. The Brooklyn Museum of Art's blog also provides a platform for interaction between Museum staff and the public providing a behind-the-scenes insight.

On the first Saturday of the month, the Brooklyn Museum of Art attracts thousands of visitors with free cultural programs and entertainment from 5:00pm - 11:00pm. First Saturdays are not your traditional museum experience; more of a party atmosphere with a cash bar, it is one of the museum's most successful programs, so be sure to line up for tickets early to avoid disappointment.

No outside food is allowed on the grounds, but the Museum Cafe offers a full menu of hot and cold entrees and Starbuck's coffee.

Nearby attractions: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Academy of Music

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

Phone: (718) 638-5000

Official Website: Brooklyn Museum of Art

Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
2 or 3Eastern Parkway / Brooklyn Museum1 minute
4 or 4Franklin Avenue5 minutes
Q, S, or BProspect Park Station12 minutes

How to get to Brooklyn Museum of Art by Subway

Take a 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway / Brooklyn Museum which is located right in front of the entrance or take a 4 or 5 train to Franklin Avenue and walk west along the pedestrian mall that parallels Eastern Parkway to the entrance or take a Q, S, or B train to Prospect Park station, go left on Lincoln Avenue and then left on Washington Avenue following it north to the museum at Eastern Parkway. Note that the B train only operates on weekdays.

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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5Brooklyn Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Amazing exhibit & laid out beautifully. Even for a busy day, it was very easy to navigate through people. Worth every penny ♡

Sophia Kim - 3 hours ago

5 Star Rating I really enjoyed seeing the Dinner Party exhibition. I could have spent hours taking it all in. The Soul of a Nation exhibition was so powerful too and the Egyptian room is worth taking the time to explore too. Overall a great trip to Brooklyn just to visit the museum.

London Styles - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating Love the visits I have made here. If you keep up with their exhibit openings you can still appreciate things you have seen along with new experiences. It is a very professional atmosphere and you can spend hours here. I do wish their cafe had better hours. You can take quite a lot of pictures and the museum is full of information and many different works. Even if you go on a day where there is a school visit you can still find peace in some of the more mature rooms.

Samantha Edwards - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful museum! Target 1st Saturdays was so fun! We did hands on painting, toured the museum, went to the dance party with the kids where they had performances which were amazing then they played music for everyone to dance. Great museum! Definitely worth the visit.

Teresa Osorio - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Exhibits were great! We loved the salsa dancing on 1 floor and house music on another! Our children got to stay up late and dance and learn history of civil rights and world cultures! People were awesome from staff to visitors! Nighttime made it even more cool!

i love it!!! Young - 2 months ago

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