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Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
| +1 718-638-5000
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Brooklyn Museum New York New York United States
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Brooklyn Museum New York New York United States
Brooklyn Museum New York New York United States
Jean Paul Gaultier New York New York United States
Brooklyn Museum New York New York United States
Brooklyn Museum New York New York United States
Check Out The Work Of Jean Paul Gaultier At Brooklyn Museum  New York New York United States
Brooklyn Museum New York New York United States
Brooklyn Museum New York New York United States
Jean Paul Gaultier New York New York United States

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Thur 11am - 10pm

Brooklyn Museum

When plans for the Brooklyn Museum's building on Eastern Parkway were conceived in 1890, the borough was still its own city; it wasn't until 1898 that the five boroughs would be united into the New York City we know today. Brooklyn's leading figures were determined that the city should have its own great public institutions, and the late 19th century saw the planning of not only the museum but also the Brooklyn Botanic Garden—as well as the expansion of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. By the time the museum (designed by McKim, Mead, and White) opened, however, the city had changed, and much of Brooklyn's cultural life would long sit in the shadow of Manhattan. Still, the Brooklyn Museum remains to this day a grand institution with some important collections, most notably of Egyptian art and American decorative art, not to mention an unusual niche: the Sackler Center for Feminist Art, whose most important work is Judy Chicago's Dinner Party (1979). The museum sits next to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park, two other landmarks of the borough that you'll want to explore if the weather cooperates when you head out to Grand Army Plaza.

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AFAR Local Expert
over 2 years ago

Brooklyn Museum

The Beaux Arts beauty sitting on Eastern Parkway might seem to hint that inside its doors, visitors will find a collection that's heavy on the European classics, but not so: the permanent collection and temporary exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum are as diverse as the neighborhood in which it's located. While it does have some stunning European works, its collection's real strength is African and contemporary work, as well as those housed within its center for feminist art.

Well-connected to trains and in a vibrant neighborhood, the Brooklyn Museum can be visited in a morning or afternoon, followed or preceded by a stop at some other local favorites, including the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
AFAR Staff
over 4 years ago

Check Out The Work Of Jean Paul Gaultier At Brooklyn Museum

The Jean Paul Gaultier show At Brooklyn Museum is amazing for the fashionista or not. Also the Brooklyn museum is beautiful and this show is the perfect reason to head down to Brooklyn
over 4 years ago

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn is one of the most uniquely diverse places on the planet, and the museum embraces that identity. Stepping into an architectural gem of Brooklyn history, I found art, artifacts, and identities I've recognized in other museums around the world. The difference here was the commitment to Brooklyn's impact on how to present this view of the world. Several exhibits featured pieces from cultures throughout history and from people groups around the world. I remember seeing a wonderful purple and grey Picasso a few feet from a 1500 year old Chinese hand mirror.

This really is an experience typical New York City tourists won't find on their own; a true "do as the locals do" kind of place with the same quality as anything in Manhattan. Brooklyn is full of those types of things. Lastly, with any major museum, do your best to avoid the cafe if possible. Go to Cheryl's Global Soul first, a few blocks away.
over 4 years ago

Brooklyn Museum

If spending time in Brooklyn is the perfect place to experience the true cultural diversity of New York, Brooklyn Museum is the perfect place to hear the collective stories of the area and beyond. We recently went there to see ‘Gravity and Grace’, featuring sculptural works by El Anatsui. Utilising materials such as wood, metal, wire and bottle caps to create towering sculptures, it was stellar example of the thoughtful and innovative curation of the exhibitions at this landmark museum.
AFAR Traveler
over 4 years ago

Jean Paul Gaultier

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, was exhibited recently at the Brooklyn Museum. Custom mannequins with interactive faces were a little creepy at first, I thought they were looking at me at times while talking, but this audiovisual projections idea was actually the highpoint in the entire JPG showcase.
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