Brooklyn Museum

Official Homepage: www.brooklynmuseum.org

Fee: Suggested $10

Sun. 11 AM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 11 AM–6 PM
Thu. 11 AM–10 PM
Fri. 11 AM–10 PM
Sat. 11 AM–6 PM
Monthly Free Days
  • 1st Saturdays 11 AM–11 PM
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200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, New York 11238
(718) 638-5000

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Brooklyn Museum Target First Saturday Night - Aug. 7, 2010, Haiti Fundraiser
The Brooklyn Museum (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from Brooklyn Museum:
The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth-century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo.
Dan's opinion:
The Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday is one of the best free community parties in the city. On nice weather months, there's a huge dance party in the parking lot. On cold months, the dance party takes place in the top floor's expansive atrium amid the classical paintings.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a general purpose museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Founded in 1899, it was the first museum in the United States and some believe, the world, to cater specifically to children and is unique in its location, predominantly a residential area. Housed in a multi-level underground gallery, the museum underwent an expansion and renovation to double its space, re-opened on September 20, 2008, and became the first green museum in New York City. The museum's collection and exhibitions reflect its long history as well as the changes in children's educational needs over time and the changing environment. Its original focus was the presentation of natural science to children raised in an urban environment, but following World War II, technology and cultural awareness became more important. The underground gallery in which the museum was located following a 1975 move provided the ideal location for arranging evolving exhibits. The museum was not intended to solely attract the interest of a young audience, but rather to engage their minds from a young age. Children contribute extensively in the planning of museum exhibits, and have done so for a significant part of its history.

Promotional images for exhibits from Brooklyn Museum official site

Current Exhibitions

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Mar 04, 2011 – Jan 15, 2012
A space-altering, site-specific architectural installation created by Situ Studio, a Brooklyn-based creative practice specializing in design and fabrication, will inaugurate the first phase of the Brooklyn Museum’s project for the 10,000-square-foot colonnaded hall on the first floor.
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