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Friday, April 27, 2007

The Brooklyn Museum

For most visitors and many residents, New York City is Manhattan. And with all there is in Manhattan, Brooklyn can be easily overlooked. But this borough, the largest of the 5 that make up the city, is a world unto itself with many treasures both large and small. The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the country. With permanent collections of more than a million objects, its holdings include objects ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art and represent almost every culture. The Museum is housed in a 560,000-square-foot landmark Beaux-Arts building designed by McKim, Mead & White. It is located in central Brooklyn, a half-hour from midtown Manhattan, with its own subway stop. The Brooklyn Museum is set on Eastern Parkway, one block from Grand Army Plaza, in a complex of parks and gardens, conceived in the 19th century, that is also home to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (with which the Museum shares a parking lot), the Prospect Park Zoo, and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. In 2004, a $63 million dollar renovation was completed. The museum also has very diverse exhibits atypical for an art museum - I believe this makes it more accessible to a broader audience. Even if you are not an art museum goer, I highly recommend a visit ...

7 comments:

Kate said...

Collages are a great way to develop a theme. Good job!

Strangetastes said...

Lovely photos of a little known NYC treasure. A couple of Christmases ago, my son and I were in town and went to the Met. The line was over two blocks long. We hopped on the No. 2 train and went to the Brooklyn Museum, which was nearly empty. Neither of us had ever been there (even though I grew up in NYC, on the very same block Ming lives on now). We saw a terrific show of the photographer Edward Burtynsky - there's a link to him on the home page of my blog.

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Monica said...

Wow, you are right. I had no idea there´s such a beautiful museum in Brooklyn. Definetely worht a visit!
Thanks for showin this.

Brian said...

Kate - I like the collages too, but they take a much more substantial time to do in order to choose and fit the photos.
strangetastes, monica - thanks.

Brian

Nick said...

Thanks for the tip on what sounds like a great museum.

Quick note: Brooklyn is the most populous borough, but Queens is geographically the largest.

lv2scpbk said...

I really like all your photos. This looks like a nice place to visit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing some of New York's less visited spots. It is amazing to me that people are satisfied going to the same three or four places which are always crowded. Hopefully seeing your photos encourages people to not only visit some of the sights that you are featuring but also to explore on their own and find some undervisited treasures of their own. Thanks!