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Brooklyn Museum and its collection

Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn . At 560,000 square feet (52,000 m ), the museum is New York City 's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works. Located near the Prospect Heights , Crown Heights , Flatbush , and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn and founded in 1895, the Beaux-Arts building, designed by McKim, Mead and White , was planned to be the largest art museum in the world. The museum initially struggled to maintain its building and collection, only to be revitalized in the late 20th century, thanks to major renovations. Significant areas of the collection include antiquities, specifically their collection of Egyptian antiquities spanning over 3,000 years. European , African , Oceanic , and Japanese art make for notable antiquities collections as well. American art is heavily represented, starting at the Colonial period. Artists represented in the collection include Mark Rothko , Edward Hopper , Norman Rockwell , Winslow Homer , Edgar Degas , Georgia O'Keeffe , and Max Weber . The museum also has a "Memorial Sculpture Garden" which features salvaged architectural elements from throughout New York City.

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Brooklyn Museum
Eastern Parkway 200
NY 11238 New York

Visitor information Brooklyn Museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

First Saturdays: 5pm–11 pm


0 – 19Free
Students (20+)$10.00


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Eastern Parkway 200, New York

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