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The Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Our mission is to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities.

The Museum is closed today for the Christmas holiday, but we wish you a cozy and happy day inside with your loved ones! ...
12/25/2019

The Museum is closed today for the Christmas holiday, but we wish you a cozy and happy day inside with your loved ones! If you're hoping to make one last visit this year, we'll be open tomorrow through Sunday, December 29. Regular museum hours will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.⁠

Joel Meyerowitz (American, born 1938). JFK Airport (Caddy and Christmas Star), 1968. Gelatin silver photograph. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Julian and Elaine Hyman, 2000.132.1. © artist or artist's estate

Join our friends KAWS, Julia Chiang, and Tia and Mark Gonzales of krooked skateboards on January 26 as they host our epi...
12/24/2019
Brooklyn Museum: Family Party 2020

Join our friends KAWS, Julia Chiang, and Tia and Mark Gonzales of krooked skateboards on January 26 as they host our epic annual kids' art party. Don't miss out on artist-led activities, mind-expanding projects, bouncy castles, a kid-led dance party, snacks, and more!

Visit http://bit.ly/33X94ux to learn more. Proceeds support the Museum and our groundbreaking education programs.

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

12/23/2019
Happy Holidays

From all of us at the Brooklyn Museum, Happy Holidays! ⁠We hope you visit us throughout the holiday season and into the New Year. Our 2020 calendar of exhibitions and programs will make you want to hustle on over!

Our January 9 Brooklyn Talks: Chani Nicholas and Tourmaline is just around the corner! Astrologer Chani Nicholas and art...
12/22/2019
Brooklyn Museum: Brooklyn Talks: Chani Nicholas and Tourmaline January 2020

Our January 9 Brooklyn Talks: Chani Nicholas and Tourmaline is just around the corner! Astrologer Chani Nicholas and artist Tourmaline discuss the intersection of astrology and storytelling and celebrate Nicholas' new book You Were Born for This, an introduction to how your birth chart reveals your unique talents, opportunities, and challenges.

For tickets and more information, visit http://bit.ly/36LbrCu.

Our 2017 exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 was named one of the most important art exhibit...
12/21/2019
The Most Important Art Exhibitions of the 2010s

Our 2017 exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 was named one of the most important art exhibitions of the decade!

A guide to the shows that changed art history over the course of this decade.

Looking for last minute gifts for that fashion lover in your life? Give them an out-of-this-world design experience with...
12/20/2019
Brooklyn Museum: Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

Looking for last minute gifts for that fashion lover in your life? Give them an out-of-this-world design experience with a trip to Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion. Tickets are still available through January 5.

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Treat yourself to music and art this holiday weekend. Step inside a limited listening installation of yasiin bey’s lates...
12/19/2019
Brooklyn Museum

Treat yourself to music and art this holiday weekend. Step inside a limited listening installation of yasiin bey’s latest studio recording, which can only be experienced in-person, here at the Museum. Book your advance ticket today!

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Photos: Tiffany Sage/BFA.com

#BKMPicks | Join Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies for Paris Fragrance Odyssey, a one-of-a-k...
12/18/2019
Pratt Institute | School of Continuing and Professional Studies | SCPS Study Abroad Program

#BKMPicks | Join Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies for Paris Fragrance Odyssey, a one-of-a-kind study abroad trip in the fragrance capital of the world. Learn secret beauty rituals of the French court, define your olfactive profile, and design your own perfume.

SCPS in Partnership with World Strides ISA, a leader in academic tours, offers specialized study trips to locations around the world led by acclaimed Pratt faculty. Experience unique and in-depth learning experiences with peers in a creative and enriching environment. Open to all, the SCPS Study Abr...

Holiday's can be stressful, but a good meal shouldn't be! Bring your family, friends, and out-of-town guests to enjoy a ...
12/16/2019
Pierre Cardin — The Norm

Holiday's can be stressful, but a good meal shouldn't be! Bring your family, friends, and out-of-town guests to enjoy a delicious French meal at Maxims at The Norm at Brooklyn Museum, presented in partnership for #pierrecardinbkm. Make a reservation at http://bit.ly/2M5MlqG.

Set your intentions for the New Year at our Dance Party: What's Your Sign?, our astrology-themed dance party on January ...
12/16/2019

Set your intentions for the New Year at our Dance Party: What's Your Sign?, our astrology-themed dance party on January 24. We'll be serving music by ELSZ and Zenobia, as well as gallery tours, tarot readings, and a special bazaar of herbs and medicines from local healers and apothecaries.

Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/34PIlBv.

12/15/2019
Pierre Cardin: Legacy

At 97, Pierre Cardin arrives at the office each morning and continues to design. He remains curious about what’s next, what’s new, and what’s in our collective future. Don't miss his forward-thinking retrospective #PierreCardinBKM, on view through January 5.⁠⠀

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Archival footage supplied by British Pathé.

"JR’s practice retains much of the graffitist’s instincts and moral center: the guerrilla application, the anti-authorit...
12/14/2019
JR’s Street Gallery Comes Indoors

"JR’s practice retains much of the graffitist’s instincts and moral center: the guerrilla application, the anti-authority ethos, the elevation of those shunted to the margins." — The New York Times

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At the Brooklyn Museum, his pictures skim the surface of social problems. It can be a frustratingly reductive vision of world peace. “I think being naïve is what has helped me the most,” he says.

Pairing diverse African works with objects from around the world, African Arts—Global Conversations prompts meaningful c...
12/13/2019
Brooklyn Museum: African Arts—Global Conversations

Pairing diverse African works with objects from around the world, African Arts—Global Conversations prompts meaningful conversations on the rightful place of African arts in the global art historical canon. Opens February 14. #bkmafricanarts

“I want to be part of a future of museum professionals who want to keep art museums honest and representative of their s...
12/12/2019
Brooklyn Museum

“I want to be part of a future of museum professionals who want to keep art museums honest and representative of their surrounding communities.” Rose Verona Camara was a summer 2018 Citi intern in the Museum’s registrar’s office and is currently a graduate student at the Courtauld Institute of Arts. Do you want to change the history of museums? Interning is a great way to start! Rose will inspire you with her story, and advice on how to make the most of a museum internship. Visit bit.ly/bkminternsblog to hear more. #BKMInterns

Still looking for gift ideas? Check out our #BKMShop Holiday Gift Guide for some inspo. Remember to place your online or...
12/11/2019
Holiday 2019

Still looking for gift ideas? Check out our #BKMShop Holiday Gift Guide for some inspo. Remember to place your online orders by Friday, December 13 to ensure they arrive before present time! 🎁❄️🌟

#BKMPicks: Meet us at The Forum at Columbia University on December 12 at 6:30 pm for The Studio Museum in Harlem's fourt...
12/10/2019

#BKMPicks: Meet us at The Forum at Columbia University on December 12 at 6:30 pm for The Studio Museum in Harlem's fourth annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk. This year they honor Dawoud Bey with an evening of conversation between Bey and Thelma Golden. Reserve your ticket here: http://bit.ly/33Km3zy

This week we mourn the loss of Dianne Pilgrim, a renowned Decorative Arts scholar, curator, and museum director who serv...
12/10/2019

This week we mourn the loss of Dianne Pilgrim, a renowned Decorative Arts scholar, curator, and museum director who served as curator and chairman of the decorative arts department at the Brooklyn Museum from 1973-88. Among her many contributions, Dianne showcased facets of decorative arts from previously overlooked eras of the late 19th and 20th centuries, resulting in the groundbreaking exhibitions The American Renaissance 1876-1917 and The Machine Age in America: 1918-1941, both co-organized with Richard Guy Wilson. In 1980 and 1984 she also led the renovations of our beloved period rooms which had national impact. Dianne championed universal design and its ability to improve life for all people, and was an early advocate for making museums more accessible. She will be truly missed by our entire Brooklyn Museum family.

Kicking off in the New Year, Winter Meet the Museum (Ages 2-3) and Winter Family Art Magic (Ages 4–6) invites families w...
12/10/2019

Kicking off in the New Year, Winter Meet the Museum (Ages 2-3) and Winter Family Art Magic (Ages 4–6) invites families with young kids to adventure through our galleries and dive into a new art project each week.

Register for Meet the Museum at http://bit.ly/2JPemRL
Register for Family Art Magic at http://bit.ly/2CsXDiM

Warm up with wonderful wintery music, performed by the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. The program features music by Richar...
12/09/2019

Warm up with wonderful wintery music, performed by the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. The program features music by Richard White, Sergei Prokofiev, and Duke Ellington. Plus, enter a raffle to win the opportunity to conduct Leroy Anderson's festive “Sleigh Ride” and lunch with the BSO maestro. For tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/2qCTBC4.

12/08/2019

Couldn't make it to last month's Brooklyn Children's Book Fair? Not to fret—we've added a selection of books to our online #BKMShop! Place your orders by December 13 to ensure delivery in time for holiday gifting. Shop online at http://bit.ly/2DKKAKr.

If you're looking to check off all of @vulture's 16 Things to do in New York suggestions, tomorrow's the last day to che...
12/08/2019
16 Things to Do in New York City Over the Next Two Weeks

If you're looking to check off all of @vulture's 16 Things to do in New York suggestions, tomorrow's the last day to check out Garry Winogrand: Color!

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Bad Bunny at Barclays, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, a New Korean Cinema film series, and more.

Dance your way into 2020 with the year’s final Salsa Party at Brooklyn Museum Hosted By Balmir Dance Society. On Decembe...
12/07/2019

Dance your way into 2020 with the year’s final Salsa Party at Brooklyn Museum Hosted By Balmir Dance Society. On December 12, the evening starts with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances.

Critic Holland Cotter named #NobodyPromisedYouTomorrow as one of @nytimes's  Best Art of 2019. Today's the your last cha...
12/07/2019
Best Art of 2019

Critic Holland Cotter named #NobodyPromisedYouTomorrow as one of @nytimes's Best Art of 2019. Today's the your last chance to see this "very lively" show!

This was a year of highs that included political protest in the art world, a historic Whitney Biennial, inspiring monuments and a revamped MoMA.

#BKMPicks | Our #PierreCardinBKM exhibition is part of #BrooklynFallsforFrance, a cultural season of Francophone events ...
12/04/2019

#BKMPicks | Our #PierreCardinBKM exhibition is part of #BrooklynFallsforFrance, a cultural season of Francophone events in Brooklyn organized by the Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US!

Sign up for updates at brooklynfallsforfrance.org to find out how you can experience a slice of contemporary Francophone culture across NYC's largest borough, from street performances and virtual reality presentations to large scale theatrical projects and retrospectives.

"Inventively organized by Drew Sawyer, the Brooklyn Museum's curator of photography, with help from independent curator ...
12/04/2019

"Inventively organized by Drew Sawyer, the Brooklyn Museum's curator of photography, with help from independent curator Susan Kismaric and filmmaker Michael Almereyda, the show is a triumph, revealing an artist whose photographs in color were an extension of his obsessive work in black-and-white." — The Wall Street Journal

Be sure to make one last visit to see Garry Winogrand: Color before it closes this Sunday, December 8.

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12/03/2019

Help us remain a home for great art and courageous conversations—and double your impact at the same time! In honor of #GivingTuesday, today’s global day of giving back, every dollar donated today will be matched thanks to a generous Trustee! Your gift of any amount will make a big impact on what we can accomplish in the year ahead. Please consider contributing to our 2019 Matching Gift Challenge at http://bit.ly/2CSvW5i.

On view in our Education Gallery, Seen and heard, an exhibition by artists from the Institute for Community Living (ICL)...
12/03/2019
Brooklyn Museum: Seen and Heard

On view in our Education Gallery, Seen and heard, an exhibition by artists from the Institute for Community Living (ICL), explores how art can shape identity and empower artists to reclaim their own narratives, rather than be perceived by others through the lens of a diagnosis or disability.

See it through December 15, 2019.

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

"Our founders were not showing off their wealth or their taste or generosity; they were creating an educational institut...
12/01/2019
What I’ve learned: Anne Pasternak, Director of the Brooklyn Museum | Christie's

"Our founders were not showing off their wealth or their taste or generosity; they were creating an educational institution in a city full of immigrants. The idea was to expose new immigrants to each other’s cultures, and so become better neighbours, better citizens, and construct a better America." Here more about our institutional history, collection, and visions for the future. (via Christie's)

After three years at the helm of what she plans to make ‘the most trailblazing museum on the planet’, Pasternak talks Matisse, ancient Egypt and Richard Serra

Originally recorded in London in 2015, yasiin bey’s Negus has been presented around the world, with each sound recording...
11/30/2019

Originally recorded in London in 2015, yasiin bey’s Negus has been presented around the world, with each sound recording and related installation tailored to its unique environment. Grab your tickets and experience it in Brooklyn through January 26.

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⁠ ⁠📷 Tiffany Sage/BFA.com

There's no better way to share your love of art and to support the Brooklyn Museum than with a Gift Membership! Membersh...
11/29/2019

There's no better way to share your love of art and to support the Brooklyn Museum than with a Gift Membership! Membership provides an entire year of unforgettable experiences, including exclusive exhibition previews, special Member hours, and free admission to all exhibitions. Order Gift Memberships by December 9 for delivery of this limited edition JR Membership card curated by Swizz Beatz before the holidays!

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2Kisa7o

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#Thanksgiving feasts are arguably the best part of the holiday, whether your serving up something traditional, or puttin...
11/28/2019

#Thanksgiving feasts are arguably the best part of the holiday, whether your serving up something traditional, or putting your own spin on the classics. What do you have cooking today?⁠

⁠While we spend the day with our loved ones, please note that the Museum is closed to the public. We look forward to welcoming you back to our galleries on Friday. #HappyThanksgiving!⁠

Lilly Martin Spencer (American, born England, 1822-1902). Kiss Me and You'll Kiss the 'Lasses, 1856. Oil on canvas. #BrooklynMuseum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 70.26 #BKMAmericanart

Our collaboration with Only NY  includes this tee inspired by our #BKMEgyptianArt collection! The featured illustration ...
11/27/2019
Brooklyn Museum

Our collaboration with Only NY includes this tee inspired by our #BKMEgyptianArt collection! The featured illustration is of a sphinx, an ancient Egyptian composite that combined human and animal forms. Small figurines of sphinxes were made as temple offerings or as part of the decoration of cult objects. When added to ritual objects, sphinxes such as this one served a protective role. Head to the #BKMShop to see the full collection. #BKMArchives ⁠

📷 @alec_kugler⁠ and @catbyrnes⁠. Sphinx of King Sheshenq, circa 945–718 B.C.E. Bronze. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.586.

#BKMPicks: GRAMMY Award winners Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance present their Holiday Concert this Dec...
11/27/2019
Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert

#BKMPicks: GRAMMY Award winners Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance present their Holiday Concert this December at BRIC, also featuring the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats Youth Big Band.

GRAMMY Award winners Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra present their Holiday Concert this December at BRIC, also featuring the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats Youth Big Band.In 2002, O'Farrill established the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in order to bring the vital musical traditions of Afro....

Winter Camp registration for ages 8–10 and 11–13 is officially open! From February 18–21, campers will spend their break...
11/26/2019

Winter Camp registration for ages 8–10 and 11–13 is officially open! From February 18–21, campers will spend their break exploring portraiture behind the camera and on canvas, while making art inspired by JR, Kehinde Wiley, and Jacques-Louis David.

Register at http://bit.ly/33aKBSV.

Scholarships are also accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at http://bit.ly/2NxdraV.

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11/25/2019
Black Art Has Its Moment, Finally

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For our art critic, the greatness of black visual culture, past and present, mainstream and outsider, was repeatedly asserted during the 2010s.

What better way to start off the week than with a #BKMInterns success story? Head to http://bit.ly/bkminternsblog to lea...
11/25/2019
Brooklyn Museum

What better way to start off the week than with a #BKMInterns success story? Head to http://bit.ly/bkminternsblog to learn how Maribel Vitagliani—who completed the @Citi paid internship program in 2018—made the jump from intern to full-time staff in our #BKMConservation lab.

BKM Intern Success Story! Maribel Vitagliani completed the Brooklyn Museum’s paid internship program—funded by the Citi Foundation—during the summer of 2018 in the Department of Egyptian, Classical,...

"With a project this good, you never know who you're going to run into while in yasiin bey: Negus. The listening install...
11/24/2019
Dave Chappelle, Q-Tip & Brooklyn Show Out for Yasiin Bey’s ‘Negus’ Premiere

"With a project this good, you never know who you're going to run into while in yasiin bey: Negus. The listening installation, which features yasiin bey's first multi-track recording in 10 years, is on view now at the Brooklyn Museum." — via Essence

The artist, formerly known as Mos Def, returned to Brooklyn to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Black on Both Sides" and a new music-art exhibit

Who wants to deal with Black Friday crowds next week when you can get the little readers in your life great gifts at the...
11/23/2019
8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Who wants to deal with Black Friday crowds next week when you can get the little readers in your life great gifts at the Thirteenth Annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair, right here at the Brooklyn Museum? With 40 local authors and illustrators all in the Museum's pavilion this afternoon, there will be plenty of books to go around. And you don't even have to get here at 4 a.m. to get the good picks!"

Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

Did you know our official name in the early 1900s was the Central Museum? But, since everyone called us The Brooklyn Mus...
11/23/2019
ONLY NY X BKM

Did you know our official name in the early 1900s was the Central Museum? But, since everyone called us The Brooklyn Museum, we made the switch. Then, from 1997 to 2004, we were the Brooklyn Museum of Art. And now, once again, we’re simply the Brooklyn Museum! The logo featured on this shirt was created in celebration of our 100th birthday in 1997.

Head to the #BKMShop to see the full Only NY collection inspired by designs in the #BKMArchives.

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