The Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s big museum. The third largest museum in New York City has strong collections of Egyptian and African art.
First Saturdays are sort of an evening block party of free cultural programming. The reviewing stands for Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade, Labor Day Carnival are in front the museum.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE BROOKLYN MUSEUM: Prospect Park, Brooklyn FREE -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
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
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
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
Brooklyn Museum Prospect Park, Brooklyn Wednesday – Sunday January 26 – March 11, 2018
Brooklyn Museum Tickets
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238
(2)(3) to Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Museum
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
The Arts of the Americas Galleries on the 5th Floor exhibit 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. Elizabeth is from a different branch of that family. The curation is excellent.
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.
A Beaux-Arts Masterpiece
The museum is an 1897 Beaux-Arts building. Originally intended to be the world’s largest art museum, it was designed by legendary New York City architects McKim, Mead and White.
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 used to take him regularly to the Brooklyn Museum. Take your kids to the museum!