Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park is known for its collections of world art

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Storytelling at Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 24, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ A concert of chamber works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French) and Telemann’s ‘Don Quichotte’ Overture-Suite (Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum

Los Hacheros

Saturday, December 7, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Celebrate the Golden Age of 1970s salsa with Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum


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Brooklyn Museum Tickets

$16 at the door, $10 students, seniors, disabled
Membership

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Visit the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday-Sunday, 11am – 6pm (10pm Thursdays, 11pm First Saturdays)
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn,  NY 11238 | Prospect Park
Subway (2) (3) to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum
www.brooklynmuseum.org | (718) 638-5000

Latin Art in the Brooklyn Museum Collections

The Brooklyn Museum has strong collections of Egyptian and African art. It’s Arts of the Americas collection includes Pre-Columbian art.

Arts of Africa

The Museum started collecting African art in 1900. An expansion of the collection with objects from what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo led to the African Art Exhibition of 1923, one of the first exhibitions of African art in the United States.

Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas

On view in the Arts of the Americas Galleries on the 5th Floor, this collection contains Pre-Columbian art including Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian and other artifacts.

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

The Center produces excellent exhibitions of women’s art. Yes, it’s the Sackler family that helped create the U.S. opioid crisis, but Elizabeth is not from that branch of the family. Anyway, the curation is excellent.

First Saturdays

First Saturdays (except in September) are sort of a cultural block party. The Museum is open late until 11 pm and hosts multicultural performing arts. First Saturdays are FREE from 5-11pm.

Beaux-Arts

The Museum is an 1897 Beaux-Arts building. It was designed by legendary New York City architects McKim, Mead and White and was originally intended to be the world’s largest art museum.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

A Haitian-Puerto Rican New Yorker, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was the first international Black art star. In 2017, his Untitled (1982) set auction records for an American artist, a Black artist, and Contemporary art.

Basquiat’s interest in art came from his mother. As a child, she regularly took him to the Brooklyn Museum.

Take your kid to the museum!


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Previously at the Brooklyn Museum

Edna Vázquez is not our father’s mariachi

Saturday, October 5, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Carnegie Hall Citywide has the fiercely independent folk singer bring her post-Mariachi style to a Latinx Pride celebration at First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum. FREE

West Indian Day Parade 2019 NYC’s Labor Day Carnival

Thu-Mon, Aug 29-Sep 2, 2019
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Reggae Afrobeats Soca
Summer Jam Youth Fest
BrassFest
Junior Carnival Parade
Panorama Steelband Championship
Dimanche Gras Carnival Sunday Party
VIP Breakfast
Parade
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Brooklyn Museum and the Parade on Eastern Avenue turns the neighborhood into a Caribbean Carnival

Septeto Santiaguero plays Brooklyn Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Saturday, October 6, 2018
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ The successors to the Buena Vista Social Club play traditional Cuban son with contemporary influences for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, Indigenous Chilean art

Wed-Sun, May 18-November 25, 2018
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Chilean artist resurrects an ancient Indigenous Andean knotted cord writing and reading system at the Brooklyn Museum

‘Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Costa Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan, Mexican, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican & Uruguayan artists.
Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
April 13 – July 22, 2018

Basquiat comes home to the Brooklyn Museum that inspired a young artist

Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
January 26 – March 11, 2018

Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze

Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday – Sunday
November 17, 2017 – April 22, 2018