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Brooklyn Museum

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The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City’s second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Significant areas of the collection include antiquities, specifically their collection of Egyptian antiquities spanning over 3,000 years. African, Oceanic, and Japanese art make for notable antiquities collections as well. American art is heavily represented, starting at the Colonial period. Artists represented in the collection include Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Max Weber. The museum also has a “Memorial Sculpture Garden” which features salvaged architectural elements from throughout New York City.

School Groups:
• Self-guided and guided visits are available throughout the school year. All school groups must make
advanced reservations.
• Guided visits led by museum educators focus on 3-5 objects to develop observation and critical-thinking skills. Teaching approaches include open-ended and guided questions, conversation, storytelling, drawing, writing, sensory learning, and movement.
• A museum educator will contact you by phone or email to discuss ways to customize age-appropriate
teaching strategies and activities used during your visit.
• Lessons support Common Core Learning Standards, Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and
State Learning Standards for the Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Science.

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