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

Brooklyn Museum of Art Hours:
Opening 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

Brooklyn Museum of Art Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating One of my favorite museums in New York. I love how there are so many ancient artifacts from all over the world. The mummies on the Egyptian Art floor were incredibly fascinating. It's cool that there's always some different exhibits each time I visit.
Jenny - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating I love visiting the Brooklyn Museum! It's a beautiful museum with an incredible collection of art from all around the world. One of my favorite things about the museum is the range of art on display - you can see everything from ancient Egyptian mummies to contemporary art installations. • The museum has a lot of interactive exhibits too, which makes it a great place to visit with kids. My personal favorite is the Egyptian galleries - you can see real mummies and even try your hand at writing hieroglyphics! • Overall, the Brooklyn Museum is a great place to spend a day exploring art and culture. Whether you're a history buff or an art lover, there's something for everyone at this amazing museum.
‘ashley b - a month ago

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5 Star Rating My first time here and it won’t be my last. I had an amazing time at the Museum, friendly staff, tons of food options and carts outside and it is such a vibe. Great for a date or walk around and create getting tons of inspiration. The Brooklyn Museum is giving, vibes and openness. It’s beautiful inside 5 floors, please do explore inside, take the elevator, tons of space, amazing bathrooms as well, personal stalls for men with a door. I was impressed. The reception was so helpful, I bought my ticket online, easy scan on or show for entry. Please note! book bags are a no no… you might be able to do a small bag, there is a cost check and bag check area. Bags are free, well the first bag, and coats are $1. Not very bad, especially if you go during a New York Winter, oh my gosh, you definitely don’t want to be bundled up walking around this amazing beautiful place being hot and uncomfortable. As soon as you walk in, BAM art in your face, get all your selfies in and please do read the art details listed and the walk and leave following at list one artist or organization. I went to the GIANTS exhibit by Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, The Deans… it was very rich in color and the stories it told was beyond great. That was just the first floor, explore the 2nd and 3rd, and be sure yes, you want to go to the 5th floor. Will attend again, and support, I will do my best to go at least once every 3 months or 6 months, super worth it. It can easily take up 3-6 hours, so money well spent trust and the outside is such a vibe knowing that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is literally one block behind the Museum. Have fun.🤩
Jixi Fox - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating One of the best places in the U.S. to check out art. Currently on exhibit GIANTS: Swiss beats and Alicia keys collection.
Sharica Brooks - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating I’m glad I stumbled onto this gem trying to attend First Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum. Imagine a party outside, a concert/show on the inside and an all out vibes experience as you walk through floors of art and exhibits.
Doc Montgomery - 2 weeks ago

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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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