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Acknowledged as one of the finest in the world, many of the works from this collection are presented in a major reinstallation of more than 500 objects on the third floor of the renovated Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing. On display are such diverse objects as elaborate cosmetic containers and pieces of jewelry of the New Kingdom, mummy cartonnages, and the world-famous Brooklyn Black Head of the Ptolemaic Period. In addition to its renown permanent collections, the Museum has a wide array of special exhibitions, film programs, lectures, concerts, and special programs for children and families.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the nation's premier art institutions. It contains approximately one and a half million works of art, housed in a Beaux-Arts, six-story, 450,000-square-foot structure designed in 1893 by the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. Its collections represent virtually the entire history of art, ranging from one of the world's foremost Egyptian collections to one of the country's most comprehensive holdings of American painting and sculpture.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, through the Department of Cultural Affairs, receives continuing support from the City of New York, which owns the landmark building. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Institute for Museum Services.
Founded as a library in 1821, the Museum has occupied its present McKim, Mead & White landmark building since the late nineteenth century. The massive Beaux-Arts structure contains approximately one and a half million works of art. An entire wing of the Museum has been recently redesigned and completely renovated, creating three new floors of new gallery space, one of the most beautiful settings for viewing art in New York.
Museum Shop Hours: The Brooklyn Museum of Art Shop and artSmartr Children's Shop are open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on days the Museum is open. The Brooklyn Museum of Art Shop at the Equitable Tower, 787 Seventh Ave
Subway: 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum; 4 or 5 to Nevins Street and cross platform to 2 or 3; or the D or Q to Seventh Avenue stop (four subway stops from SoHo), walk around Grand Army Plaza, and one block up Eastern Parkway.
Bus: B71, B41, B69, B48
On-site parking available.
Mummy Cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpere.
ca 949-718 bc. Linen or papyrus mixed with plaster inlaid with glass and lapis lazuli. 69 3/4 inches 177cm.
African, Mossi Peoples.
Storm in the Rocky Mountains, MT. Rosalie.
by Alfred Bierstadt (1866) Oil on canvas. 83 by 142 1/4 inches.
Georgia O'Keeffe. (1948) Oil on masonite panel. 48 by 52 inches.