10 Fabulous Museums to Visit in New York


9. Brooklyn Museum

Photo: brooklynmuseum.org

World-renowned and perhaps the oldest museum on the planet – the Brooklyn Art Museum. It is located near the center of Manhattan. It’s a museum with the most extensive collection of art after the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The total area of the museum is huge – over 50 thousand square meters. And in terms of the number of visitors per year, it is in the lead – about half a million people.

The current Brooklyn Museum is a temple of art. It contains paintings by American and European painters, a rare collection of examples of the life of ancient Egypt and “pre-Columbian” America, Africa, and Oceania.

Temporary exhibitions are the latest brilliant know-how of the museum. Here were presented “Scythian gold of the burial mounds of Ukraine”, drawings by Winslow Homer, and breathtaking paintings by Leah Krasner.

In addition, you are welcome to enjoy fascinating beauty in the halls where the furnishings of residential premises of various eras – Period Rooms and a sculpture garden – Frieda Schiff Warburg Memorial Sculpture Garden.

Particular attention is paid to the feminist view of art, and the museum has its own Feminist Art Center with a large database of contemporary artists. And since 2000, the museum has been organizing free exhibitions for children during the summer period in order to familiarize them with the spiritual and historical heritage of the planet.

Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn