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Brooklyn Museum of Art, The

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York

Phone: 718 638 5000 --
TTY: (718) 738-6501

Statement of Purpose:

Encyclopedic Art Collection. Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Middle Eastern, African, Asian, American, European art; art of the Pacific and the Americas; costumes and textiles; decorative arts; period rooms; sculpture garden.

Acknowledged as one of the finest in the world, many of the works from this collection are presented in a major reinstallation of more than 500 objects on the third floor of the renovated Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing. On display are such diverse objects as elaborate cosmetic containers and pieces of jewelry of the New Kingdom, mummy cartonnages, and the world-famous Brooklyn Black Head of the Ptolemaic Period. In addition to its renown permanent collections, the Museum has a wide array of special exhibitions, film programs, lectures, concerts, and special programs for children and families.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the nation's premier art institutions. It contains approximately one and a half million works of art, housed in a Beaux-Arts, six-story, 450,000-square-foot structure designed in 1893 by the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. Its collections represent virtually the entire history of art, ranging from one of the world's foremost Egyptian collections to one of the country's most comprehensive holdings of American painting and sculpture.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, through the Department of Cultural Affairs, receives continuing support from the City of New York, which owns the landmark building. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Institute for Museum Services.

Highlights & Collections:

The second largest art museum in New York state and one of the country's premier cultural institutions, The Brooklyn Museum is acclaimed for its collection of select works of art from nearly every culture and period. The Museum provides an intimate and personal setting to view its impressive collections, including one of the world's finest holdings of Ancient Egyptian art.

Founded as a library in 1821, the Museum has occupied its present McKim, Mead & White landmark building since the late nineteenth century. The massive Beaux-Arts structure contains approximately one and a half million works of art. An entire wing of the Museum has been recently redesigned and completely renovated, creating three new floors of new gallery space, one of the most beautiful settings for viewing art in New York.

Exhibits & Special Events:


Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Museum Cafe is open until 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Museum Libraries and Archives are open by appointment.

Museum Shop Hours: The Brooklyn Museum of Art Shop and artSmartr Children's Shop are open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on days the Museum is open. The Brooklyn Museum of Art Shop at the Equitable Tower, 787 Seventh Ave

Admission & Directions:

Contribution: $4.00; students with valid I.D. $2.00; Senior Citizens $1.50. Free to members and to children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Group tours or visits can be arranged through the Education Division, ext. 221.

Subway: 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum; 4 or 5 to Nevins Street and cross platform to 2 or 3; or the D or Q to Seventh Avenue stop (four subway stops from SoHo), walk around Grand Army Plaza, and one block up Eastern Parkway.

Bus: B71, B41, B69, B48

On-site parking available.


Mummy Cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpere.

ca 949-718 bc. Linen or papyrus mixed with plaster inlaid with glass and lapis lazuli. 69 3/4 inches 177cm.


African, Mossi Peoples.

Storm in the Rocky Mountains, MT. Rosalie.

by Alfred Bierstadt (1866) Oil on canvas. 83 by 142 1/4 inches.

Brooklyn Bridge.

Georgia O'Keeffe. (1948) Oil on masonite panel. 48 by 52 inches.

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