200 Eastern Parkway; 718 638 5000; 10am-5pm Wed-Fri; Subway 2, 3 to Easter Parkway/Brooklyn Museum; About $6 for students, $11 adults
The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 650,000 square-foot Beaux-Arts building and only a 30-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the U.S., showcasing everything from Egyptian masterpieces to amazing contemporary work. Part of a complex of 19th-century parks and gardens – including Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Prospect Park Zoo – it’s a must-see for Museum-goers.
Of note: Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, an important feminist artwork of the 1970s and a milestone in twentieth-century art, is at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The Dinner Party comprises a massive triangular banquet table with each of its thirty-nine place-settings commemorating an important woman of history. This is prime fodder for all you contemporary art history students, for sure.number of view: 990