Brooklyn Museum

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The Brooklyn Museum, located in a building of 52.000 square meters, is one of the largest and oldest art museums in the country.

Its extensive, world-renowned exhibition collection includes everything from ancient Egyptian art works to contemporary art, and represents a wide range of cultures.

The collection of the Brooklyn Museum

The museum was founded in 1895 and was inaugurated in its current location in 1897.

The Museum's collections were initially made, in the first decades of the 20th century, with the generous support of collectors and donors from Brooklyn and throughout the country.

Continuing the realization and enlargement of this first collection made by the pioneers, the Brooklyn Museum has amassed one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States. Its vast properties range from the ancient to the contemporary and embrace practically all the major cultures of the world, reflecting the long history of the institution acquiring Western and non-Western art.

Especially significant is the Egyptian art collection of this museum, at the height of which we can find in the Met, and African art. Also, in the museum is the American art of the seventeenth, seventeenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and includes works by Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir , Georgia O'Keefe and Max Weber.

The material presented represents only a fraction of the rich collection of the museum, although in recent years The Museum has undergone a profound remodeling of its facilities and has expanded the number of works of art available in the exhibition and ordered them in a more logic.

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum

Just one last note: To access the collection they will not let you pass with backpacks, but they have a great free wardrobe service where you can leave your backpack and your coat and thus be more comfortable visiting the exhibition of the Brooklyn Museum.

Brooklyn Museum Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday: Closed.
  • Wednesday: From 11 to 18 hours.
  • Thursday: From 11 to 22 hours.
  • Friday to Sunday: From 11 to 18 hours
  • The first Saturday of every month, except in September: From 11 to 23 hours.

Rates (year 2018)

It is recommended to make the following donation:

  • Adults: $ 16
  • Students with accreditation: $ 10
  • Older than 62 years: $ 10
  • Children under 12 years accompanied by an adult: Free
  • On the first Saturday of every month the entry is free from 17 to 23 hours.

How to get to the Brooklyn Museum?

The Brooklyn Museum is located just 30 subway minutes from downtown Manhattan, has its own newly renovated subway station, and is part of a nineteenth-century park and garden complex, which also includes Prospect Park, the Botanical Garden of Brooklyn, and the Prospect Park Zoo.

Further information

For more information about the Brooklyn Museum and about the temporary exhibitions that take place throughout the year, I recommend visiting the Official website of the museum, in English.

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