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Published June 13th 2011
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the most well-known of New York City's art museums, but it by no means the only one in New York City. The borough of Brooklyn has its own art museum, with six current exhibitions and eight permanent collections.
Getting to the Museum
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. You can take the Red 2 or Red 3 subway line and disembark at the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum station. You're only on the subway for 30 minutes, which gives you enough time to relax and get ready for your trip to the museum. You can also take the bus, as there are three stops located near the museum, or you can drive.
Hours of Operation and Admission Prices
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. On Thursdays and Fridays, operating hours are 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
There is no admission price, but a "suggested contribution" of $10 for adults is $10. Students with a valid ID as well as adults 62 and older can contribute $6 for entrance to the museum. Children under twelve and members of the Brooklyn Museum of Art are free.
There are also several long-term installations at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, any of which will most likely pique your interest. Visitors who enjoy Egyptian art and artifacts will enjoy visiting The Mummy Chamber, while collectors will want to compare their items with those found in the Small Wonders from the American Collection exhibit. Other rooms and exhibits include the Decorative Arts Galleries and Period Rooms as well as the jewelry displayed in the From the Village to Vogue collection.
These are just a few of the rooms and exhibits that you will find at the Brooklyn Museum of Arts. Make plans to visit the Museum soon.