Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum
4.5
Art GalleriesHistoric SitesArt Museums
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
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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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Neighbourhood: Prospect Park
How to get there
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum • 2 min walk
  • Botanic Garden • 5 min walk
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  • Rach
    Lakewood, Ohio11 contributions
    A gem in NYC
    Love this museum. Big place. Not as crowded as other NYC museums but not complaining. but something to keep in mind if you need some peace and quiet. Layout is a little confusing and can be better marked. But loved the variety of art. Something for everyone. I went on Wednesday and was not too crowded, other than school groups, but they didn't get in the way.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Lalo765
    San Antonio, Florida301 contributions
    A Symphony Concert at the Brooklyn Museum
    If you like classical music, check out the offerings at the Brooklyn Museum. We attended an orchestra concert there, and had a fabulous afternoon in Brooklyn. There are restaurants within a couple of blocks from the museum for lunch, too. The concert featured the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and a teenage Julliard sensation, Kento Hong, was the violin soloist for one of the pieces on the program. The performance was impressive, and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of beautiful music! The concert ticket included admission to the exhibits of the Brooklyn Museum, but I did not know that when I booked, so I had already purchased tickets to the nearby Brooklyn Botanic Garden - we unfortunately had to forgo the museum visit. However, the combination of the museum and a symphony concert is a real bargain at under $20 per person.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Jill C
    28 contributions
    Very cool museum
    We spent a few hours here on a weekend afternoon with the added bonus of a market occuring outside the museum. It's a really cool building and the variety of artwork and exhibits inside is interesting. I really enjoyed my visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 16 May 2023
  • Dirk V
    Ghent, Belgium145 contributions
    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
    182 contributions
    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, Florida624 contributions
    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 York248 contributions
    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 York3,563 contributions
    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
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,563 contributions
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, NY248 contributions
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, OH130 contributions
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, FL624 contributions
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
Washington180 contributions
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
Lancashire182 contributions
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, UK5 contributions
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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tosl
Jersey City, NJ785 contributions
Jul 2023
All this for a donation - I have been here many times over the last 20 years and the Brooklyn Museum still delivers. It is not the size of the MET but nor are there the crowds or $25 admission. They have recently renovated the halls so it was a new experience and well worth it. It may seem crowded when you enter but crowds quickly thin once you head up to the galleries. Parking is easy, the botanical gardens are next door, and there are food trucks outside (the cafe is too crowded and expensive). Well worth the effort to get to Brooklyn and visit.
Written 16 July 2023
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,716 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
I have been coming to the Brooklyn Museum for years and have been a member for over twenty years. I have never seen the museum get so political with its exhibitions leaning one way or the other. A museum is supposed to be a place of thought and of having an opinion whether you like the art or not. It is not supposed to give you one way of thinking and then shove it down your throat. I am not sure what is going on with the curators here, but it is getting to the point that it isn't fun coming to the museum.

An art museum is a place to see the art and form your thoughts on it. It should challenge you to think about it and consider it not tell you how to think. It is getting very one sided.
Written 1 July 2023
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Dirk V
Ghent, Belgium145 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
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 .
Written 29 June 2023
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