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The Brooklyn Museum: A Collection of Culture, Art, and History

The Brooklyn Museum, a 560,000 square-foot Beaux-Arts building, is a piece of art itself. It’s located in central Brooklyn right next to Prospect Park and the Botanic Garden. With origins dating back to the early 19th Century, the Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and the largest museums in our nation.Whether your interest is paintings, ancient masks, sculptures, or even Feminist Art, this valuable museum features pieces from across the world—and across the centuries. Below are just a few of the permanent collections you can view:
  • Egyptian Art: See a Predynastic knife dating between 3300 and 3100 BCE. Marvel at the head from a female sphinx and see old hieroglyphics.
  • Contemporary Art: Sculptures, paintings, photographs, and other mediums are on display from some of the most famous contemporary artists.
  • Arts of Africa: View grave markers, pendants, ceremonial staffs, awe-inspiring statues, and other phenomenal art from Africa.

Visiting Exhibitions
The Brooklyn Museum has dozens of visiting exhibitions scheduled every month. This month you can interact with, “Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe,” “GO: A community-curated open studio project,” “Wish Tree,” and many others. These exhibitions will inspire just as much as they entertain and educate.

Getting to the Museum
Whether you want to take the subway, walk, or drive, getting to the museum isn’t complicated. If you’re visiting Brooklyn, NY, and need transportation to the museum, Empire Rent a Car has the perfect vehicle for you.

At Empire Rent a Car, we offer high-quality car rentals, van rentals, and SUV rentals that are incredibly affordable. Additionally, our eight locations throughout NYC make it easy to pick up a rental, regardless of where you are in the city. Getting a car rental for your time in the Big Apple will give you the freedom to go where you want, when you want to—without having to waste your trip waiting on public transportation. Contact us at 800-750-8782 to make a reservation today. Countless attractions—like the Brooklyn Museum—await you.

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