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.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Brooklyn Museum of ArtFee: Yes
- 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
200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 638-5000
Daria K. May-17-2019
Life long New Yorker from Queens. And as a true NYer, I rarely leave my own borough (except Manhattan) and this was my first visit to thw museum. The... Read More
Lenny K. Jun-15-2019
A couple of things to keep in mind. The parking lot is not cheap. If you do park there, you can enter the museum thru some doors back there although it... Read More
Esra N. Jun-02-2019
I found my experience at the Brooklyn Museum generally underwhelming. While I acknowledge that there are really stellar pieces peppered throughout, the... Read More
Accommodations near Brooklyn Museum of Art:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|2 or 3||Eastern Parkway / Brooklyn Museum||1 minute|
|4 or 4||Franklin Avenue||5 minutes|
|Q, S, or B||Prospect Park Station||12 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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