Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum
4.5
Art GalleriesHistoric SitesArt Museums
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States and one of the premier art institutions in the world.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Prospect Park
How to get there
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum • 2 min walk
  • Botanic Garden • 5 min walk
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  • TheCityBreakers
    182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Massive collection of great art
    This is a fabulous art museum in an impressive location with a large collection and lots to explore. An very good exhibition critiquing Picasso was included in the (very reasonable) ticket price as well as the permanent collection. We visited from our hotel in midtown Manhattan and took a cab, but the subway would have worked well too. There was a real focus on the art of indigenous American people which was very interesting, but disappointing that Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party was closed when we visited.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Jerry J
    Hallandale Beach, Florida592 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Art Museum - Visit the Spike Lee special exhibiton and their permanent collection
    First time to visit this excellent Art Museum. Special exhibition of Spike Lee's art collection and memorabilia is quite excellent. The Museum also has a fine permanent collection. We visited two highlights: Judy Chicago's installation of The Dinner Party, and their quite extensive Ancient Egyptian and Assyrian Collection
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Adrienne C
    New York City, New York434 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive collections and beautiful building
    This was our first time at the Brooklyn Museum, and walking up to the building we were impressed by the sheer size of the place. Once we got inside, we were quickly engrossed by the comprehensive American art collections. This was our favorite part of the whole museum. I really liked the Visible Storage exhibit as well. Also checked out the Manet exhibit though I was a bit underwhelmed by it. Overall, however, the museum is definitely worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting just to see Judy Chicago's Dinner Party
    The museum is quite large geographically but for us it was easy to visit all the accessible spaces in just over two hours. When we were there, there were huge inaccessible areas being prepared for exhibitions... impressed most by the Asian collection, European collection closed, American collection quite limited, Modern nearly nonexistent. A potential visitor should probably check out the Exhibits schedule before deciding to go. Nevertheless, for us, the Brooklyn was worth the time to visit just to see Judy Chicago's Dinner Party. Exceptionally important piece that is so very very impressive. Don't miss the Kehinde Wiley painting and Rodin sculptures in the side hallways of the entrance atrium.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Ellen B
    Bear, Delaware494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good museum
    We came specifically to see the exhibit Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. What an amazing collection. My only issue was that for the photography some of the lighting was placed in a way that it glared onto the picture, requiring you to look at it from an angle. From that exhibit we went to explore the others floors. It has an array of objects, more than we could fully appreciate with the time we had. We’ll definitely plan a return visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 April 2024
  • knowsnyc
    520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Rate Museum
    We met two friends for the temporary exhibit of photos by Paul McCartney. For those who remember the early days of the Beatles, this is great fun. We also saw a beautiful small collection of Japanese ceramics . We treated ourselves to the temporary and extra cost exhibit of the collection of Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys. This is first rate. We admired somethings in the permanent collection, enjoyed the largest KAWS I have ever seen in the lobby and had lunch in the cafe. I should visit more often. The 2 and 3 subways stops ten feet from the door.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 May 2024
  • James F
    Cranbury, New Jersey237 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum that focuses on the art rather than the glitz
    The Brooklyn Museum was a pleasant surprise. It's small (relative to museums in Manhattan) and relatively simple, but it's well organized, the collection is unique, and the people are very nice. We went to see the Hiroshige wood block prints (100 Views of Tokyo) and would have liked to stay for more. We arrived mid-day on a Saturday and saw street parking within walking distance of the museum. We parked in the parking lot behind the museum and noticed that it was only about 1/2 full.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2024
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Analia G
Staten Island, NY410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
This museum offers lovely exhibits that are worth the price of admission. I’ve been here twice this past year and may decide to join for the perks. They have a parking lot that is reasonable for the day (we parked for 7 hrs). The lot stays open after hours which was a treat as street parking in the snow is a hassle.
The Dior exhibit was spectacular. The museum builds it’s display as you travel through the rooms learning about the designers, the work involved, the business and the trendsetting. The culminating room with its towering displays and changing backdrop was quite a spectacle for the senses. Really lovely.
The tickets are timed and masks are required throughout the visit.
Written 5 February 2022
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Bprice602
Queens Village, NY80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
I went here for the Kaws: What Party exhibit. I was born, raised and still live in NY and don’t remember ever going to this museum. It’s a beautiful building and we wandered a few rooms after the exhibit. Wish I could have spent more time here so I will definitely go back. I went on a Wednesday and I was able to find parking on the next block over in front of the botanical gardens. They do have a parking lot but we had gotten there about 40 minutes before the museum actually opened which ended up being perfect since we found parking easy and walked down the block to grab a bite to eat before going in.
Written 17 August 2021
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Lalo765
San Antonio, FL333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
If you like classical music, check out the offerings at the Brooklyn Museum. We attended an orchestra concert there, and had a fabulous afternoon in Brooklyn. There are restaurants within a couple of blocks from the museum for lunch, too. The concert featured the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and a teenage Julliard sensation, Kento Hong, was the violin soloist for one of the pieces on the program. The performance was impressive, and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of beautiful music! The concert ticket included admission to the exhibits of the Brooklyn Museum, but I did not know that when I booked, so I had already purchased tickets to the nearby Brooklyn Botanic Garden - we unfortunately had to forgo the museum visit. However, the combination of the museum and a symphony concert is a real bargain at under $20 per person.
Written 1 May 2023
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Brooklyn Museum currently has an excellent Andy Warhol exhibition inside its compact mostly American art museum. The Warhol exhibition covers his entire life (beyond just the iconic soup cans & Marilyn Monroe pop posters), with an emphasis on his religious themed works. An interesting way to look at this modern artist.

The Museum also has an extensive contemporary art exhibit at the same time (on the first floor). This Museum has just one or two works from a major artist; this contrasts with the downtown Metropolitan Museum of Art which has entire rooms devoted to a single artist. This allows you to get through the Brooklyn Museum in a single day; you might need to go downtown to see a given artist in detail.
Written 3 March 2022
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TheCityBreakers
Lancashire182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is a fabulous art museum in an impressive location with a large collection and lots to explore. An very good exhibition critiquing Picasso was included in the (very reasonable) ticket price as well as the permanent collection. We visited from our hotel in midtown Manhattan and took a cab, but the subway would have worked well too. There was a real focus on the art of indigenous American people which was very interesting, but disappointing that Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party was closed when we visited.
Written 17 September 2023
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MMKY
Beaufort, NC15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The Egyptian collection here is not made up of the most noteworthy historical items, but their quality is outstanding. We have been to many museums with Egyptian artifacts throughout the world, but this has to be the best collection and presentation overall that we have encountered. Well worth the trip, but don't miss the great European and American works of art there as well. Outstanding.
Written 6 May 2021
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Banjo1957
Fremont, CA97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
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 navigate on the subway to and from. I spent the most time visiting the Egyptian wing, but also the contemporary women’s art exhibits and the amazing sculptures and eclectic museum store. The museum, especially the spacious 1st floor and rotunda have so much light and the contemporary feel is warm and inviting.
Written 15 January 2023
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I was able to attend the Brooklyn Museum for the opening of the "Andy Warhol" exhibition on his later art. It was an interesting mix of his last works such as "The Last Supper" portraits that he completed before he died, some of his earlier works when he first got to New York City in graphic art with soup cans and Brillo pads.

There was an interesting retrospect of his movies with a showing of "Chelsea Girls" and other clips of sunrises and views of New York City. These can be somewhat drawn out. The exhibit also talked about his early life in Pittsburgh and his relations with his mom who had lived with him for twenty years in Manhattan. I did not know that he was that religious and it showed in some of his earlier works.

I was able to tour the rest of the museum but parts of it are under renovation so plan your trip ahead of time. It was not that crowded so it was nice that evening.
Written 22 November 2021
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Susan Flye
Virginia Beach, VA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Brooklyn Museum has brought a very special exhibition to the U.S. with Dior Designer of Dreams. This is the most beautifully presented exhibition. It was wonderful to see the famous Bar Suit, which was so important to postwar fashion's change in silhouette. And, the history of the house of Dior was exhibited so well, with opportunities to study the works of the designers after Dior. This experience will be interesting to not just those interested in fashion or fashion history, but to anyone who loves a good story and beautiful design. That the museum is so conveniently reached, via metro, just makes it a very low stress /high reward experience.
Written 2 November 2021
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knowsnyc
520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We met two friends for the temporary exhibit of photos by Paul McCartney. For those who remember the early days of the Beatles, this is great fun.

We also saw a beautiful small collection of Japanese ceramics .

We treated ourselves to the temporary and extra cost exhibit of the collection of Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys. This is first rate.

We admired somethings in the permanent collection, enjoyed the largest KAWS I have ever seen in the lobby and had lunch in the cafe.

I should visit more often. The 2 and 3 subways stops ten feet from the door.
Written 22 May 2024
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