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Hidden Brooklyn Gems Part II - Arts & Culture

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Williamsburg is a big part--but not the only part--of Brooklyn's flourishing arts, entertainment, food and nightlife scene.

Photo: Brooklyn Museum of Art. By Kent Wang. read more about Hidden Brooklyn Gems Part II - Arts & Culture

Rose Water

Rose Water

  • 787 Union Street
  • (Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
  • tel:1 718 783 3800
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11215
Williamsburg Galleries

Williamsburg Galleries

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art

  • 200 Eastern Pkwy
  • (at Washington Avenue)
  • tel:+1 718 638 5000
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11238

In a city bursting with culture, the Brooklyn Museum, opened in 1897, is one of the highlights. Located just past beautiful Prospect Park, and adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the museum is housed in a majestic building designed by the architect Stanford White. In addition to various special exhibitions--a particularly notorious one, featuring works from the collection of Charles Saatchi, was criticized by then-mayor Rudolph Giuliani and led to a court battle over public funding for controversial art--the museum's permanent collection contains a wide range of Pacific, African and New World art, Asian art, Egyptian and ancient Middle Eastern art, decorative art, European, American and contemporary painting and sculpture.
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Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Academy of Music

  • 30 Lafayette Avenue
  • Peter Jay Sharp Building
  • tel:718 636 4100
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11217
Aurora

Aurora

  • 70 Grand Street
  • between Wythe Ave and Kent Ave
  • tel:7183885100
  • Visit website
  • Brooklyn, 11211
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • 900 Washington Ave
  • At Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
  • tel:+1 718 623 7200
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11238
Union Hall

Union Hall

  • 702 Union Street
  • at Fifth Avenue
  • tel:(718) 638-4400
  • Visit website
  • Brooklyn, 11215
Prospect Park

Prospect Park

  • Eastern Parkway to Parkside Avenue
  • At Grand Army Plaza, bounded by Prospect Park West, Parkside Ave., and Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
  • tel:+1 718 965 8951
  • Visit website
  • Brooklyn, 11225