I did it. I went to Brooklyn. More specifically, the Brooklyn Museum.
It took me forever to get out there, so I missed the guided public tour. Will have to make another trip out there for that.
After my long journey out to Brooklyn, I was starving, so my friend and I headed straight to the cafe. The food? Um, no. I’ll wait to come back in the fall when Saul Restaurant opens inside the museum.
Now onto the art.
The museum is HUGE, so here are just a few highlights.
Love the aubergine walls in this room of European paintings on the third floor. Some of the exhibition rooms had wonderful brightly colored walls.
Onto the fourth floor where there’s a long-term exhibition of Period Rooms. It’s set up so they’re not just random rooms, but like real houses where you can wander around inside. That was pretty well laid out.
Peeping inside a dining room.
A note to the Brooklyn Museum: Please replace the protective glass in this exhibition so that they’re not so super reflective. It was hard to get a good look inside the rooms since the glare hindered the experience.
On the fifth floor is the Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui exhibition which is on display until August 4th. Thirty sculptures, using found materials, span several gallery rooms.
A close-up of the bottle caps and metal pieces that make up the sculpture.
I had no idea the Brooklyn Museum was as big as it is. Look for a post in the fall for my return visit…which will include better food!
INFO: Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway | Brooklyn, New York 11238 | 718.638.5000
ADMISSION: $12, Suggested