Brooklyn Museum – New York

Brooklyn Museum – New YorkBrooklyn Museum – New YorkBrooklyn Museum – New YorkBrooklyn Museum – New YorkBrooklyn Museum – New York

As the second largest museum in New York after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum boasts a vast collection of more than 1.5 million works of art, thousands of which are displayed in a gracious Beaux-Arts landmark overlooking Prospect Park. Embracing the inherent diversity of the global experience, the museum focuses on the aesthetic accomplishments of a range of cultures, showcasing the artistic inheritance of each with premier examples from a permanent collection that is as broad as it is deep.

Important areas of the permanent collection include American painting, sculpture and decorative arts from the Colonial period to the present, art of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Classical antiquities, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century European painting, sculpture and decorative arts, as well as a special galleries dedicated to the museum’s famed holdings of ancient Egyptian art and artifacts including the celebrated, “Bird Lady Figurine,” dating to 3650 B.C. and the, “Cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpere,” an ornately decorated, life-size, funerary relic dating to 945 B.C. Among the seminal painters represented in the permanent collection are John James Audubon, Giovanni Bellini, George Bellows, Paul Cezanne, Thomas Cole, Gustave Courbet, Edward Degas, Frans Hals, Edward Hicks, Hans Hofmann, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Wilson Peale, Camille Pissaro, Pierre August Renoir, Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko, Alfred Sisley, Gilbert Stuart and Max Weber.

Look for exceptional examples like Hal’s, “Portrait of a Man,” from 1614, Peale’s, “Portrait of George Washington,” from 1778, Stuart’s, “Portrait of George Washington,” from 1796, Hicks, “The Peaceable Kingdom,” from 1830, Cole’s, “A Pic-Nic Party,” from 1846, Audubon’s, “Wild Turkey,” from 1861, Courbet’s, “The Edge of the Pool,” from 1867, Sisley’s, “Flood at Moret,” from 1879, Homer’s, “The Northeaster,” from 1883 and, “Eight Bells,” from 1887, Sargent’s, “Paul Cesar Helleu Sketching with his Wife,” from 1889, Monet’s, “Houses of Parliament Sunlight Effect,” from 1903 and “The Dodge’s Palace,” from 1908, Renoir’s, “Les Vignes a Cagnes,” from 1908, Bellows’s, “A Morning Snow,” from  1910 and O’Keeffe’s, “Blue 1,” from 1916 and, “Dark Tree Trunk,” from 1946 and Hofmann’s, “Towering Spaciousness,” from 1966.

Notable sculptures on display in the interior galleries include Carpeaux’s, “Une Negresse,” from 1868, Powers’s, “The Greek Slave,” from 1869, Saint-Gaudens’s, “Bust of Abraham Lincoln,” from 1922 and Laurent’s, “The Wave,” from 1926. And don’t forget to take a stroll around the museum’s Memorial Sculpture Garden where notable architectural elements rescued from iconic New York City buildings that no longer exist are displayed like Adolph Alexander Weinman’s, “Night,” a sculpture from 1910 that once adorned the exterior of Manhattan’s original Penn Station.

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is another one of the museum’s most noteworthy features where artist Judy Chicago’s, “The Dinner Party,” forms the nucleus of a challenging and unique group of works in a variety of media. Under the auspices of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum has also become renowned for presenting controversial and cutting edge exhibitions of contemporary art stars.

The museum also offers guided tours, dance, music, spoken word and theater performances, film screenings and lectures, classes for children and teens, even art making lessons in a variety of media. Also be advised that while there may be mandatory fees associated with special exhibitions and cultural events, there is only a “suggested” fee for entry to the museum galleries which is completely voluntary and visitors are entitled to pay what they wish for unlimited access to the permanent collection.

Visiting Hours:

Open Wednesday and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Open till 11 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month.



$16 recommended for an adult ticket.

$10 recommended for a senior ticket (62 and over).

$10 recommended for a college student ticket (with valid student ID).

Free for children 19 and under.

You may pay less than the suggested admission price or even nothing at all to view the permanent collection but ticketed exhibitions may require a mandatory additional fee.

To help cover the costs of exhibitions and operations, the museum respectfully requests that visitors pay the full recommended amount.

Online ticketing is currently unavailable. Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Center.


"The Peaceable Kingdom" (1830) - Hicks

“The Peaceable Kingdom” (1830) – Hicks

"A Pic-Nic Party" (1846) - Cole

“A Pic-Nic Party” (1846) – Cole

"Paul César Helleu Sketching with His Wife" (1889) - Sargent

“Paul César Helleu Sketching with His Wife” (1889) – Sargent

"The Dinner Party" (1979) - Chicago

“The Dinner Party” (1979) – Chicago

Brooklyn Museum (1893) - McKim, Mead and White

Brooklyn Museum (1893) – McKim, Mead and White

Official Museum Site


Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, New York 11238

(718) 638-5000


Current Exhibitions:

Proof – Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo

September 8, 2017 through January 7, 2018


Soulful Creatures – Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

September 29, 2017 through January 21, 2018


Roots of “The Dinner Party” – History in the Making

October 20, 2017 through March 4, 2018


Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum – The Body in Bronze

November 17, 2017 through April 22, 2018


Infinite Blue



A Woman’s Afterlife – Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt



Upcoming Exhibitions:

Ahmed Mater – Mecca Journeys

December 1, 2017 through April 8, 2018


David Bowie is

March 2, 2018 through July 15, 2018


Must See in the Permanent Collection:


  • “Portrait of a Man” (1614) – Hals

  • “George Washington” (1776) – Peale

  • “George Washington” (1796) – Stuart

  • “The Peaceable Kingdom” (1830) – Hicks

  • “A Pic-Nic Party” (1846) – Cole

  • “Wild Turkey” (1861) – Audubon

  • “The Edge of the Pool” (1867) – Courbet

  • “Flood at Moret” (1879) – Sisley

  • “The Northeaster” (1883) – Homer

  • “Eight Bells” (1887) – Homer

  • “Paul Cesar Helleu Sketching with his Wife” (1889) – Sargent

  • “Houses of Parliament Sunlight Effect” (1903) – Monet

  • “Dodge’s Palace” (1908) – Monet

  • “Les Vignes à Cagnes”  (1908) – Renoir

  • “A Morning Snow” (1910) – Bellows

  • “Blue 1” (1916) – O’Keeffe

  • “Dark Tree Trunk” (1946) – O’Keeffe

  • “Towering Spaciousness” (1966) – Hofmann


  • “Bird Lady (Female Figure)” (3650 B.C.) – Egypt

  • “Statuette of Queen Ankhnes-Meryre II and her Son, Pepy II” (2200 B.C.) – Egypt

  • “Block Statue of Senwosret-Senebefny” (1836 B.C.) – Egypt

  • “Statue of Amunhotep III” (1390) – Egypt

  • Cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpere” (945 B.C.) – Egypt

  • “Une Negresse” (1868) – Carpeaux

  • “The Greek Slave” (1869) – Powers

  • “Bust of Abraham Lincoln” (1922) – Saint-Gaudens

  • “The Wave” (1926) – Laurent


  • “The Dinner Party” (1979) – Chicago



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