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The Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, is the second largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States. Arnold L. Lehman is the museum's Director. A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings and sculpture. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham [2], Metropolis Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...

Brooklyn Museum, June 2005
Brooklyn Museum, June 2005

Opened in 1897, the Brooklyn Museum building is a steel frame structure—built to the standards of classical masonry—designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White and built by the Carlin Construction Company. Daniel Chester French, the noted sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, was the sculptor of two allegorical figures, Brooklyn and Manhattan, and of the figures on the pediment. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... From left to right: Will Mead, Charles McKim and Stan White McKim, Mead, and White was the premier architectural firm in the eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century. ... Daniel Chester French Signature, Daniel Chester French (April 20, 1850 – October 7, 1931) was an American sculptor. ... The Lincoln Memorial, on the extended axis of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is a United States Presidential Memorial built for United States President Abraham Lincoln. ...


One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one-and-a-half million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and the art of many other cultures. Housed in a 560,000 square foot (52,000 m²), Beaux-Arts building, approximately 500,000 patrons visit the museum each year. Located in Central Brooklyn, the museum is a half-hour from midtown Manhattan, and is serviced by the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum IRT subway 2/3 station, and the nearby Botanic Garden station of the BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle. The Museum is located on Eastern Parkway, at Washington Avenue, and is on the same parcel of land that contains the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Mount Prospect Park, and the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Beaux-Arts architecture denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, the home territory of this style, which influenced American architecture in the period 1885 – 1920. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... Botanic Garden is a station of the BMT Division of the New York Subway, located on the Franklin Avenue Shuttle Line, with its entrance on Eastern Parkway west of Franklin Avenue in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... The S-Franklin Avenue Shuttle is a shuttle train service of the New York City Subway operating in Brooklyn, New York. ... The Cranford Rose Garden in Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden located next to Prospect Park near Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1910, the 52 acre (210,000 m²) garden includes a cherry tree esplanade, a... Mount Prospect Park is a 7. ... The Main Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, 2003 The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), is the public library system of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ...


The Brooklyn Museum exhibits collections that embody the rich artistic heritage of world cultures, and is a worthwhile stopping point for any visitor. The museum resides within the conflux of the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Park Slope neighborhoods. It is nearby to Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, USA, bounded by Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue. ... Crown Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn in New York City. ... Flatbush is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City. ... A typical Park Slope block in spring. ... Prospect Park is A park in Brooklyn, New York In 19th century, when Brooklyn and Manhattan were separate cities; in response of Manhattans Central Park, Brooklynites hires the same architects in order to realize a Prospect Park. ...


In 2002 the museum purchased the work The Dinner Party by feminist artist Judy Chicago funded by a gift from The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation. Its permanent exhibition is due to begin in 2006. The Dinner Party is a work by Judy Chicago depicting place settings for famous women throughout history. ... Judy Chicago (born Judy Cohen on July 20, 1939) is a feminist artist, author, and educator. ...


The Brooklyn Museum changed its name to Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1997. On March 12, 2004, the museum announced that it would again be called by its previous name. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historic sites, many of which are internationally known. ... Sensation was a notorious exhibition of Young British Artists which took place in 1997 (18 September-28 December) at the Royal Academy of Art in London and later toured to Berlin and New York. ... Education in New York City is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions. ...

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Brooklyn Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (382 words)
The Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, is the second largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States.
Opened in 1897, the Brooklyn Museum building is a steel frame structure—built to the standards of classical masonry—designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White and built by the Carlin Construction Company.
Located in Central Brooklyn, the museum is a half-hour from midtown Manhattan, and is serviced by the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum IRT subway 2/3 station, and the nearby Botanic Garden station of the BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle.
Online NewsHour: The Art of Controversy -- October 8, 1999 (1802 words)
After a report on "Sensation," a controversial exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, a museum director and a culture critic debate.
Today, a federal court in Brooklyn heard the museum's plea for an injunction to block the city's actions against its lease and funding until the entire exhibition issue is resolved.
For the first time in the course of that lease, the Brooklyn Museum has violated that obligation to put on an exhibit that really is to have open access to the public, to train young people in artistic things, and to really put on an appropriate show for the citizens of the city.
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