Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum
4.5
Art GalleriesHistoric SitesArt Museums
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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  • Dirk V
    Ghent, Belgium147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good museum but hard to get into !
    The museum is great , the Pablomatic exhibition excellent and the rooms specious and very quiet . The museum has a nice garden to sit and drink coffee . And the Botanical Gardens are next door . Be sure you take a combo ticket as if a lot of money . Remark : only one person sold tickets - the one for members - so all members came first even if they arrived 15 minutes later then we did . All in all I waited in the very short line for almost 25 minutes . That is bad service .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 June 2023
  • TheCityBreakers
    181 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, Florida593 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 York433 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 York3,587 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, Delaware495 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
    477 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
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knowsnyc
477 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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Ellen B
Bear, DE495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
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.
Written 21 April 2024
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Farwriter
London, UK134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I visited this museum about 15 years ago and remember enjoying it but was a bit disappointed on my return visit. It felt like there wasn't very much to see and it's difficult to say what the remit of the museum is - there is a complete mishmash of subjects on display. Much of the top floor was taken up with a temporary exhibition about 1970s/1980s fanzines - this was fairly large and a little repetitive. Outside this exhibition the doors to the rest of the floor were roped off making it appear that the whole of the floor was closed, but actually it was only the rooms in the middle of the floor which were closed (the Judy Chicago and other feminist art rooms) and you had to go down in a lift on one side of the building and back up another lift on the other side of the building to get to the other part of that floor. It wasn't clearly signposted at all and I almost missed seeing the displays about design history, which I was most interested in. Unfortunately lots of the period rooms were also closed when I visited. On the floor below was an extensive Egyptian collection, and four modern art pictures/sculptures around a very large open courtyard. The bottom floor is all Asian and Islamic art - some interesting exhibits. There were 3 or 4 temporary modern art installations dotted around the building. It is a large building but I saw everything in about 2 hours.
Written 21 March 2024
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,587 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 12 February 2024
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Adrienne C
New York City, NY433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 12 December 2023
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Oreo716
Cleveland, OH119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The museum is amazing. We only saw the exhibits on the fourth and fifth floors. Monet to Moissot was a good show as was the Spike Lee exhibition.

Major disappointment was the bathroom was on the 3rd floor, not ADA compliant for people with Crohn’s disease. While I do not go to museums for the bathrooms, sometimes 2 floors makes a difference.

The Cafe was okay.
Written 12 November 2023
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Jerry J
Hallandale Beach, FL593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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
Written 30 October 2023
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Jim C
Washington187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This was an interesting museum. Hannah Gadsby's "It's Pablo-matic" exhibit (which has since closed) was very thought-provoking and changed my perspective of his art from "I don't get why people like this" to "Why aren't we showcasing the women?"

I also spent time in the Africa Fashion exhibit, which I found more interesting for the photos of life's vignettes than the designer-provided examples. To be sure, the designer stuff can be amazing, but that's not typically what mortals wear.
Written 10 October 2023
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TheCityBreakers
Lancashire181 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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shantilight
Liverpool, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Amazing museum, Judy Chicago's Dinner Party is wonderful and I have wanted to see it for years but seeing it in real life was more impressive than I could have imagined!
I also loved the collection of art and artefacts from the Americas, it was wonderful to see so many Black and Native American artists displayed and written about, so refreshing. 2 hours was not enough, but it was still very wonderful. I'd love another visit but we travled from the UK so it might be a while!
Written 28 August 2023
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