The Brooklyn Museum is the second-largest art museum in New York City and is one of the largest in the United States, housing a prestigious collection of over 1.5 million pieces from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art.

Honored with TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence, a tour of the Brooklyn Museum takes most visitors approximately four to five hours. Museum curators have displayed the permanent collection using various mediums adding to the any visitor’s experience and enjoyment. Additionally, curators described each work so that you can appreciate the background and context of each artist’s intellectual and creative process.

The Egyptian exhibit is world-renown including Ramses the Great, several pages from the Book of the Dead and plenty of sarcophagi. Many visitors feel that the Egyptian and Near East exhibits make the museum well worth the visit.
In addition to the extraordinary sculpture courtyard that features a beautiful Rodin, the museum features an exquisite array of Impressionists like Monet, Manet, and Cassatt; as well as American masters including Inness, Sargent, Hopper and more. You’ll also experience intelligent, cutting-edge exhibitions and programs that reflect a fresh view of traditional works as well as today’s most important artists. The restaurant and café are both exceptional and include terrific Brooklyn souvenirs.
The Brooklyn Museum offers five floors of artwork collections:
1st Floor – Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
2nd Floor – Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
3rd Floor – Egyptian Art, European Paintings
4th Floor – Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
5th Floor – Luce Center for American Art: American Art, Arts of the Americas

If you plan to visit the Brooklyn Museum, take a few hours to tour the nearby Brooklyn Botanical Garden first, after which you can show your Botanical Garden admission receipt with a small donation in order to enter the Museum. Before your trip, be sure to log onto the museum’s website to see a full schedule of upcoming events, including music and dance performances, workshops, films, and gallery talks so that you can make the most of your vis