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Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
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The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's … See more


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Jan 15, 2023
Even if you only have a couple hours to spend at the Brooklyn museum, it’s still definitely worth a trip. It was a very rainy day, and starting my trek midday, I knew I needed plenty of time to navig… Full review by Banjo1957
Dec 9, 2022
We were visiting NY for ten days and had many places in our list of to do activities. I had researched a bit about Museums before we went and decided to put the Museum if Natural History on our to do… Full review by 926russp
Aug 14, 2022
First time ever visiting this museum and it was so worth it. Really liked the work shown at this museum. Especially the ones on the 5th floor. Nothing like seeing nice Matisse and Monet Full review by AndyEidels


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Though not as big as the Metropolitan Museum, this "mini Met"—it covers almost all eras of history in its holdings—is a superb museum on its own terms. Its Egyptian Collection, while not as extensive as the Met’s, arguably has more masterpieces. In fact, when an ancient Egyptian piece comes up at auction, dealers often ask, "Is it Brooklyn quality?"—the Brooklyn Museum’s collection being the benchmark for this sort of artifact. Among the collection’s many wonders are a tiny 5,000-year-old, pre-dynastic terra-cotta sculpture of a woman, which curators have nicknamed "Birdwoman" for her beaklike face, one of the very few intact sculptures from this long-ago era. The Cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpere is another highlight, a mummy case that looks like it was swiped from the set of Revenge of the Mummy, its colors electrically bright and unfaded. I highly recommend renting the audio tour for this gallery, as it will explain how these works were created, what the symbolism means, and what they reveal about life in ancient Egypt. Second most popular among the museum’s offerings are the Decorative Arts Galleries, which re-create important rooms from different eras of American history, including John D. Rockefeller’s “Moorish Smoking Room,” an extravagantly over-the-top Victorian version of the Middle East, every single bit of space lavishly carved, gilded, inlaid, or embroidered. Also worth a look: the Museum’s American Collection; the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art; and whatever special exhibitions are taking place. And one final thing that the Brooklyn does better than the Met: party. On the first Saturday of each month, the museum throws open its doors, hires deejays and performers of all sorts, and throws a “First Saturday” fiesta free to the public from 5–11pm.

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