NileGuide Expert Says:
The collection of Egyptian art is one of the best of its kind in the world, while the American section contains pieces from masters like Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and Georgia O'Keeffe.
200 Eastern Pkwy, New York, NY, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
The museum hosts a free party from 5-11 pm on the first Saturday of each month (except September). Check out the adjoining Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a little nature to go with your art.
In a city bursting with culture, the Brooklyn Museum, opened in 1897, is one of the highlights. Located just past beautiful Prospect Park, and adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the museum is housed in a majestic building designed by the architect Stanford White. In addition to various special exhibitions--a particularly notorious one, featuring works from the collection of Charles Saatchi, was criticized by then-mayor Rudolph Giuliani and led to a court battle over public funding for controversial art--the museum's permanent collection contains a wide range of Pacific, African and New World art, Asian art, Egyptian and ancient Middle Eastern art, decorative art, European, American and contemporary painting and sculpture.