At 560,000 square feet, the Brooklyn Museum is New York City’s third largest museum. It’s a renowned institution for visual arts and features an extensive collection of over 1.5 million works. Feel free to browse the world-class exhibitions, then attend an educational program or event. You can even sign up for a gallery tour! Whether you’re a history buff, artist, or an NYC local, a trip to this facility is a must. Here are some of our favorite Brooklyn Museum exhibitions.
Top 3 Brooklyn Museum Exhibitions
1. The Sculpture Garden
Created in 1966, the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden houses objects that have been rescued from New York City demolition sites. These remarkable works represent some of the oldest buildings in the city! Many are made out of metal or carved out of limestone, brownstone, granite, and marble. The sculptures range from fruit and flowers to human and animal forms and were executed by well-known artists as well as anonymous stone carvers.
2. The Egyptian Galleries
More than 1,200 objects are featured in the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. After a ten-year reinstallation process, this gallery now illustrates important themes in Egyptian culture, including women’s roles, technology and materials, and art and communication. It’s located on the third floor of the museum and is comprised of sculptures, paintings, pottery, papyri, and more.
3. Arts of Asia
“Arts of Asia” is one of America’s foremost collections of Asian art. It includes more than 350 works from Japan, Korea, China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas. Here, visitors can browse a diverse array of objects including Japanese guardian figures, Indian miniature paintings, and Korean ceramics.
Museum Tours & Hours
One of the best ways to explore the Brooklyn Museum is to take a guided tour! Join the museum guides for daily public tours that focus on a variety of themes, eras, and movements in art. Or book a group tour for ten or more adults. There are even tours for school groups, which help students construct meaningful experiences with works of art.
The Brooklyn Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to stop by the gift shop before you leave! You can peruse an eclectic mix of jewelry, books, clothing, crafts, and foods from around the world.
Book Your Stay with At Home In Brooklyn
After a wonderful day, head home to our Park Slope bed and breakfast and unwind! Our inn is within walking distance of the museum and has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Enjoy comfortable guest rooms, luxurious amenities, and attentive service throughout your stay. We even offer a delicious continental breakfast each morning! Visit our accommodations page to see what’s available and contact us to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!
Looking for more great places to explore?
Read our blog about the Brooklyn Central Library!
Photo by Jon Grizzle, courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.