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  Brooklyn Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brooklyn_Museum   (382 words)

 Online NewsHour: The Art of Controversy -- October 8, 1999
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.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec99/art_10-8.html   (1802 words)

 Brooklyn Museum of Art Entry and Plaza - Wired New York Forum
With the removal of the grand stair in the 1930s, the entrance to the Museum was shifted to grade level, and the original entry sequence lost.
When the Brooklyn Museum was designed in 1893, it was intended to be six times larger than it is. McKim, Mead andamp; White's grandiose master plan for it was truncated by the 1898 merger between the cities of Brooklyn and New York, which siphoned ambitions and funds to the other side of the East River.
With the completion of the Brooklyn Museum's new entrance pavilion, the city has gained one of the most attractive public spaces to be found anywhere in town.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3606   (3880 words)

 Park Slope, Brooklyn (1)
The park is the chief playground of Brooklyn, with picnic grounds, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, ponds, a zoo, a lagoon, parade grounds, bandstand, gravel walks, and broad driveways.
The city of Brooklyn purchased most of the area in 1859 at a cost of nearly four million dollars from the Litchfield estate, whose mansion serves as borough headquarters of the Park Department.
A progressive directorship has widened the cultural ties between the museum and the community; in the words of the director, "the whole museum is conceived as a place for enjoyment, recreation and education, not as an exclusive palace where art is remote from the common touch."
www.brooklyn.net /neighborhoods/park_slope_01.html   (4637 words)

 Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival > directions > brooklyn museum >   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brooklyn International Film Festival's film program is presented in Brooklyn Museum's 460-seat, 10,000 square foot auditorium.
B71 to the Museum; B41 and B69 to Grand Army Plaza; B48 to Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway.
Brooklyn Museum - 200 Eastern Parkway - Brooklyn, NY 11238
wbff.org /directions/bma.asp   (239 words)

 Arts Journal: Giuliani v. Brooklyn
The agreement requires city funding of the museum be permanently restored, and that both sides drop their lawsuits and appeals, and pay their own legal fees.
Controversial show Brooklyn Museum show was largely financed by those who stood to gain from promoting artists in the show.
Brooklyn Preview: Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman's actions while he was director of the Baltimore Museum of Art give some big clues about how he's dealing with Rudy Giuliani.
www.artsjournal.com /issues/Brooklyn.htm   (1617 words)

 Cultural sites of interest brought to you by Community Board 9 in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Museum is one of the nation's great art museums and one of the greatest treasures of our community.
At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the wilds of nature are tamed and presented for your enjoyment.
Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park is an oasis that lies just beyond the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
www.communitybrd9bklyn.org /eh_culture.htm   (302 words)

 GO Brooklyn
The sheer scope of "Open House: Working in Brooklyn" demands a mentally and physically exhausting - but spiritually exhilarating - trek across two floors of the museum (and a scavenger hunt of sorts throughout the rest of the institution) to see nearly 300 works of art by 198 Brooklyn artists.
The museum inaugurated the "Working in Brooklyn" series in 1985, and in the 1930s, the museum actually had a Gallery for Living Artists.
Museum admission is free on April 17, from 11 am to 11 pm, and on April 18, from 11 am to 6 pm.
www.go-brooklyn.com /html/issues/_vol27/27_15/openhouse.html   (1003 words)

 Maps & Neighborhoods - Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Academy of Music presents concerts, contemporary and classical dance, performance art, theater for young people, repertory and first run films; it's home to both the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Next Wave Festival.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a 52-acre urban oasis, with specialty gardens, world-class plant collections, and one-of-a-kinds is an urban oasis, has more Japanese cherry trees than Washington, D.C., not to mention roses, lilacs, and azaleas.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the United States, showcases one of the world's greatest Egyptian collections.
www.nycvisit.com /content/index.cfm?pagePkey=431   (807 words)

 Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum of Art, museum in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. Its predecessors were the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library (1823), the Brooklyn Institute (1843), and the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1890).
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences - Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, cultural and educational institution founded in 1823 in...
Brooklyn: Neighborhoods and Points of Interest - Neighborhoods and Points of Interest Brooklyn is a borough of well-defined neighborhoods, from the...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0809093.html   (249 words)

 Artcom Museums Tour: Brooklyn Museum of Art, The
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the nation's premier art institutions.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, through the Department of Cultural Affairs, receives continuing support from the City of New York, which owns the landmark building.
The second largest art museum in New York state and one of the country's premier cultural institutions, The Brooklyn Museum is acclaimed for its collection of select works of art from nearly every culture and period.
www.artcom.com /Museums/vs/af/11238-60.htm   (574 words)

 Mr. Steven Levine
The Brooklyn Museum, had it been fully completed, would have been the largest museum in the world in the center of a great city.
After 1898, the Brooklyn Museum was no longer in the center, but on the periphery of the metropolis.
Brooklyn philanthropists maintained their commitments to their borough's institutions, but they could not compete with the larger and better funded ones across the East River.
www.brooklyn.liunet.edu /depts/urbanstudies/levine.html   (308 words)

 FC-New York - Spotlight On - Brooklyn Children's Museum
The mission of the Brooklyn Children's Museum is to engage children in educational experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, programs, and use of its collection.
The Museum encourages children to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, others and the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science and the environment.
Brooklyn Children's Museum is currently seeking funding for its capital expansion project, to be completed in 2006.
fdncenter.org /newyork/spotlight/ny_spotlight_020104.html   (888 words)

 Brooklyn Children’s Museum - Wired New York Forum
The BCM is located on the northwest corner of Brower Park in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
The museum's president, Carol Enseki, said the museum hopes to raise its annual attendance to 400,000 from 250,000 with the new wing.
The museum is on city-owned land, and relies on city funding for operating support.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3686   (600 words)

Brooklyn, New York, cradle of tough guys and Nobel laureates, fourth largest city in the United States, proof of the power of marginality, and homeland of America's most creative diasporic culture.
No traveller from 1010 President Street has been known to venture further into the Prospect woods than the Carousel, though we've heard tales of secret paths, paddle boats, sheep, and long meadows.
Ask your father to stop the car on infrequent family forays down Flatbush Avenue toward the Manhattan Bridge and "the City." He won't: Junior's is for visitors from the City, crossing your path in their quest to recapture their own Brooklyns of old—no more retrievable at Junior's than, in the end, on the Internet.
www.brooklyn.net   (318 words)

 Brooklyn Museum Is Host for 'The Dinner Party'
The foundation is donating "The Dinner Party" to the museum, which will exhibit the work in a four-month show beginning today before moving it to newly renovated space in 2004.
Her intention, Chicago says in her 1996 book about the making of "The Dinner Party," was "to create a work of art that could symbolize the immense amount of material about women's history that I was discovering," and to call into question the male viewpoint from which history has been written.
At Brooklyn, "The Dinner Party" will appear from Sept. 20 through Feb. 9 in the Cantor galleries on the fifth floor rotunda, a space reserved for the museum's collection of Rodin sculptures (currently on view in Japan).
www.womensenews.org /article.cfm?aid=1045   (955 words)

 Brooklyn's History Museum - Are We There Yet?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Operated by the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Museum is an important research tool, especially when combined with the Donald F.
One popular title is Many Faces, Many Ways: The Multicultural Diversity of Brooklyn, designed to familiarize children with the concept of culture and to encourage them to appreciate their own cultures as well as those of their neighbors.
Museums such as this offer a wholesome experience, and a very personal look at ourselves.
www.fieldtrip.com /ny/86240890.htm   (314 words)

 NYC ARTS - Organization Details
Drop-in workshops and crafts events, geared to all ages, are held throughout the museum and include storytelling, science projects and sign-language instruction.
The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Science, parent of the museum, was founded in 1823.
In 1829 the Brooklyn Children's Museum was established as the nation's first such institution designed expressly for children.
www.nyc-arts.org /oDetail.aspx?OrgID=12361   (350 words)

 Brooklyn Attractions - Brooklyn Pass
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, called “the premier horticultural attraction in the region” by The New York Times, is New York City’s natural wonder, where no matter what the season, something is always in bloom.
The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest museums in the United States and one of the premier art institutions in the world.
A place of learning and wonder, the Jewish Children’s Museum is a unique institution where children and their parents - from all segments of the community - can explore Jewish history and heritage in a stimulating and interactive environment.
www.brooklynpass.com   (1279 words)

 Brooklyn Children's Museum - Are We There Yet?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Providing a great variety of interactive exhibitions and programs which draw upon issues relevant to the interests of its visitors, the Brooklyn Children's Museum is a wonderful place for a day with the family and for teachers with their students.
Programs and exhibits are based on a remarkable collection of 20,000 cultural artifacts and natural history specimens, live plants and animals, and award-winning exhibitions.
to Brooklyn Ave., turn right and go 4 blocks to museum.
www.fieldtrip.com /ny/87354400.htm   (270 words)

 Haber's Art Reviews: "Open House" at the Brooklyn Museum
The museum, like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has dared some things not ready for prime time, such as the Young British Artists in "Sensation." Now it wants to serve as a magnet for Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, suitably enough, pays attention to the urban present—what P.S. 1 a few years ago, in a sprawling show of its own, called "Greater New York" and plans again for "Greater New York 2005." This, too, is America.
The Brooklyn Museum unveiled its entrance pavilion April 17, 2004.
www.haberarts.com /ophouse.htm   (1374 words)

 Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Review - Viewzone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I traveled to Brooklyn as much to satisfy my curiosity as to show my support for the museum and its courage to withstand the volleys from these hopeful politicians and "born-agains".
The Brooklyn Museum is quite large and has a facade painted to resemble the famous pair of eyes adorning a Buddhist Temple in Katmandu in Nepal - a sight that has welcomed so many other pilgrims.
For some reason, the museum positions a guard in front of this exhibit who instructs people to "keep moving." It makes you feel that you are looking at something that you ought not to see.
www.viewzone.com /review.sensation.html   (2047 words)

 artnet.com Magazine News - ArtNet.com News 12/16/99
The museum said its conservators were able to clean the painting and that it suffered no permanent damage.
The Guggenheim Museum has found itself engulfed in a funding scandal involving a secret donation from Italian clothes designer Giorgio Armani, who is scheduled for a deluxe retrospective at the museum in 2000.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., is starting off the year 2000 with the first U.S. retrospective of renowned Mexican Surrealist Remedios Varios, Feb. 10-May 29, 2000.
www.artnet.com /magazine/news/artnetnews/artnetnews12-16-99.asp   (948 words)

 IgoUgo: Travel Reviews, Vacation Pictures, Travel Deals
One of the largest museums in the country, this local favorite is often overlooked by tourists who are preoccupied with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.
The museum is noted for showcasing the arts of sometimes neglected cultural groups, particularly tribes from island nations.
And almost everyone in Brooklyn has enjoyed one of the First Saturdays open house evenings at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, when admission is free and folks are treated to live music, snacks, and feature films.
www.igougo.com /planning/journalEntryActivity.asp?type=2&entryID=6243   (239 words)

 FileRoom.org - Brooklyn Museum
In response, the museum filed suit in a federal court seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the City from withdrawing funds and evicting it.
Despite the court's ruling in favor of the museum, Giuliani continued to seek ways to control the content of art shown in city funded institutions.
In response to the museum's inclusion of Cox's work, Giuliani assembled a "decency panel" to explore the possibilities of controlling the content of art shown in city-funded institutions.
www.thefileroom.org /documents/dyn/DisplayCase.cfm/id/346   (397 words)

 Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, NY
The museum received the Municipal Arts Society 2003 Certificate of Merit Award for making an exceptional contribution to the life of NYC and for an extraordinary job of bring the waterfront closer to all New Yorkers.
The Barge was also designated by the United Nations as the "Regional Craft of the International Year of the Oceans" in 1998 for The Waterfront Museum's work in opening up waterfronts for the use and enjoyment of the general public.
During the summer of 2002, the museum completed a critical Drydock Project to repair the last surviving railroad barge and protect it from further damage from wood-eating shipworms.
www.waterfrontmuseum.org   (419 words)

 Brooklyn Museum in The NYC Insider: an Insider's Guide to New York City
Summary: One of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States, with a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts that ranks among the finest in the world.
The Brooklyn Museum's collection of African masks, statues, jewelry, furniture and household objects is one of the oldest and most extensive in the world.
The Museum is more than just a place to look at art exhibits.
www.theinsider.com /nyc/museums/1brookly.htm   (752 words)

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