I did it. I went to Brooklyn. More specifically, the Brooklyn Museum.

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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.

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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.

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Now onto the art.

The museum is HUGE, so here are just a few highlights.

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Love the aubergine walls in this room of European paintings on the third floor. Some of the exhibition rooms had wonderful brightly colored walls.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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2 Comments

  • Georgia
    6 years ago

    So cool that El Anatsui's work is in NY and you got to see it. I've read about his work and have always wanted to see it. I guess I have to schedule a trip before August 18.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    6 years ago

    Georgia, go!

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