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

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 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

Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating A large and beautiful museum with an incredible selection of unique works ranging from Egyptian antiquities to European, African and Asian art pieces. This museum is massive and has 5 floors of incredible art. I enjoyed exploring each floor and moving through the different demonstrations, which were beautifully laid out and maintained. 'The Dinner Party' was stunning in-person and was a highlight of my visit. I also very much recommend checking out the Visible Storage area, as there are many outstanding prices that are stored within. Another highlight was the massive KAWS 'Companion' wooden statue near the museum entrance. Overall, a wonderful and broad selection of prices within a beautifully designed museum. I cannot recommend visiting this museum enough.
Brian Chastain - 4 months ago

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4 Star Rating Brooklyn library seems to truely work for the community. It is next to Brooklyn Botanical Garden and just few steps from Prospect Park. I attended the Children Book fair, where they had authors presenting their books. I did not by general admission to see Museum exhibit due to lack of time. Instead I spent some time walking around the Market/Pop-ups set up in the front of the building.
Mona Posti - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Went for the first Saturday of the month event & it was great !! There was a pop up to support a lot of small businesses which was lovely. There were all types of businesses including food, clothes, crafts, beauty products and much more. Every first Saturday of the month they have an event and I recommend going if you haven’t. They had dis in the 1st & 3rd floor. 3rd fl had salsa & Latin music, 1st fl had jazz. You can buy drinks such as wine, beer & LI ice teas. They have a cafe with food and drinks. It’s a very big museum with a lot of exhibits. Going on right now there is a spike Lee exhibition & much more! On an event day like today we did not pay entrance. If you take the train it leaves you in front of the museum.
Michelle - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Loved visiting the museum. So interesting and beautiful. From Early American to Modern and current exhibition is awesome. Great place to visit and enjoy a bite to eat in or out in the garden. Everyone is courteous and helpful. Plan to become a member to lend ongoing support for the arts. ❤️
Angie Arroyo - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating Such a wonderful place to spend the weekend. The music was amazing and the exhibits were spectacular. There was so much to see! I was thankful for the strategic placement of seating throughout the museum; to rest from so much walking.
ayo_ 1212 - 4 months ago

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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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