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

Official Website: Brooklyn Museum of Art

Fee: Yes

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Art Museums

Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: (718) 638-5000

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 601 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating We were trying to find something to do in NYC and I came across a bunch of FREE activities. So we tried several of them. Lol. Our last journey was the... Read More

Nicola G. Nov-09-2019

5 Star Rating I really love the museum. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We gave slightly less than a suggested donation which I really appreciate in a museum. I... Read More

Maria K. Oct-21-2019

5 Star Rating Great exhibits , amazing summer art courses and I suggest that everyone attend at least one First Saturday. The museum has a variety of activities and... Read More

Cherishe C. Oct-09-2019

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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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