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Brooklyn Museum

  • 200 Eastern Pkwy. Map It
  • Prospect Heights
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

First-time visitors may well gasp at the vastness of New York’s second-largest museum (after Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) and one of the largest in America at 560,000 square feet of exhibition space. Along with changing exhibitions, the colossal Beaux-Arts structure houses one of the best collections of Egyptian art in the world and impressive collections of African, pre-Columbian, and Native American art. It's also worth seeking out the museum's works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, and Milton Avery—all stunners in a collection that ranges from Egyptian antiquities to Colonial paintings with very contemporary, cutting-edge special exhibits. The monthly (except for September) “First Saturday” free-entry night is a neighborhood party of art, music, and dancing, with food vendors and several cash bars.

Sight Information

Address:

200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Brooklyn, New York, 11238, USA

Map It

Phone:

718-638–5000

Sight Details:

  • <i>$16 suggested donation (free 1st Sat. of month), $23 combo ticket with Brooklyn Botanic Garden</i>
  • Wed., Fri., and weekends 11–6, Thurs. 11–10; 1st Sat. of month 11–11

Updated 06/26/2015

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