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

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

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

4 Star Rating Much better than I expected... admission is suggested 16 but you can pay whatever you like and it has a decent sized parking lot. The museum is about 5 floors of Art work from primarily Asian, Africa and a little of Europe. All of which are very interesting and some even interactive. The pictures below is part of an exhibit called infinite blue.

Maurice Reid - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Awesome Museum....Lots to see, and enjoy if you are about the arts or curious. Its also a great place to mingle, meet and socialize with people who love the arts. Every first Saturday of the month , there's a party like event and no worries cause you are V.I.P , admission is free... Winter, spring, summer and fall no matter the season its always nice to visit and enjoy all Brooklyn Museum has to offer.

The Weekly Deals - Nelson - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating I always come here when I visit NY, my favorite museum hands down. This visit I was totally wowed by the "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" and the "Syria, Then and Now" exhibits. Definitely put this one on the list if you love art. It never disappoints!

Leslie-Claire Spillman - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Amazing exhibits. Beautiful thoughtful are. Black Power exhibit was eye opening. LOVE the Egyptian floor its so cool. First Saturdays is a family party of learning! If you visit Brooklyn You have to see this museum!

Naa Mills RE Matchmaker - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating During a recent Saturday afternoon visit, I saw an outstanding show of British artist Barbara Whitehead's eerie and beautiful "cast" sculptures in compelling installations, while the East Wing mounted a show of Corot's relatively rare portraits of women that made me want to return during the week to study them more closely (and with fewer crowds). Don't miss the elegant cafe with a prix-fixe menu of American specialties at the ground floor entrance to the East Wing, the larger and more boisterous cafe in the underground passage between the two wings, plus a spectacular moving walkway through a tunnel, surrounded by a futurist digital light installation.

Aesh Sing - 2 months ago

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