200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brooklynâ€™s premier institution is a less-crowded alternative to Manhattanâ€™s bigger-name spaces. Among the museumâ€™s many assets is a rich, 4,000-piece Egyptian collection, which includes a gilded-ebony statue of Amenhotep III and, on the ceiling, a large-scale rendering of an ancient map of the cosmos, as well as a mummy preserved in its original coffin. Masterworks by CĂ©zanne, Monet and Degas, part of an impressive European art collection, are displayed in the museumâ€™s recently renovated Beaux-Arts Court. On the fifth floor, American paintings and sculptures include native son Thomas Coleâ€™s The Pic-Nic and Louis RĂ©my Mignotâ€™s Niagara. Donâ€™t miss the renowned Pacific Island and African galleries (this was the first American museum to display African objects as art). … More.
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Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn
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The New York Times
This eclectic, imaginatively thought-out one-gallery immersion experience in world art, all from Brooklyn’s collection and installed in the museum’s revamped Great Hall, serves as a teaser to the fabulous collections in the galleries beyond.
— Holland Cotter