An excellent facility forced to play second fiddle to its more glamorous Central Park sister, the Brooklyn Museum has a comprehensive collection of European and American paintings and sculptures, plus an outstanding (and well-explained) Egyptian collection. Check out the The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, a massive ceremonial banquet arranged on a triangular table commemorating important women from history, or join the party each month on Target’s First Saturdays when thousands of New Yorkers from all five boroughs enjoy free programs of art and entertainment from 5 to 11 p.m.
Brooklyn Museum Information
- Public Transportation: Very good (2 or 3 subway line to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum B41, B69, B48 buses)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Wednesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. First Saturday of each month 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
- Admission: $8 (suggested donation), students and seniors $4 (suggested donation), children under 12 free. On the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays, visitors enjoy free art and entertainment each month 5–11 p.m.
- Tours: Free and led by museum guides (schedules vary)
- Membership: Individual membership fee of $55 entitles members to free unlimited general admission for one , invitations to members-only preview receptions, free parking during members-only events, and discounts at museum shops. Adults (62+), artists, educators, and students save $10 on individual membership dues. The $150 Contributor membership gets you reciprocal admission to other museums.