Exhibitions: Decorative Arts Galleries and Period Rooms

Jan Martense Schenck House: exterior and interior

Jan Martense Schenck House, Flatlands, Brooklyn, circa 1675-76. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Atlantic and Pacific Company, 50.192mn


Long-Term Installation

Decorative Arts Galleries, 4th Floor

Our decorative arts collection is housed on our fourth floor. The focus of the collection is a group of twenty-three American period rooms ranging in date from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century. Interspersed with the period rooms are galleries that display an outstanding collection of American and European decorative arts. Additional objects from the decorative arts collection are on display on the fifth floor in American Identities and the Luce Visible Storage ▪ Study Center.


See the adjacent Period Rooms.

John D. Rockefeller House: Moorish Smoking Room


Blog posts

Playing House: Working with Artists : In the exhibition Playing House four artists, Betty Woodman, Ann Chu, Ann Agee and Mary Lucier, install their own artwork into read more...
Calling Rapaljes, Rapeljes, Raplees and all descendants! : Get ready for some surprising encounters when you visit the Brooklyn Museum’s beloved period rooms this February, when several of read more...
All Geared Up for a Timely Repair : For 19th-Century Modern, which opened last month, the conservation department undertook the cleaning and stabilization of many objects, among them read more...
Take a seat... : Starting on December 2nd, that's exactly what you'll be able to do in the Museum's Fourth Floor Schenck Gallery—in a read more...
Italian Design on Display : Newly on view on our 4th floor: Italian Post-World War II Design The Brooklyn Museum has been at the forefront read more...
The Schenck Houses – their story through the Museum Library and Archives : Drawing by Daniel M. C. Hopping. From the book American interiors, 1675-1885: a guide to the American period rooms in the read more...
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Gallery Tour: "Through the Looking Glass"

Friday, February 20, 2015

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of glass in the installation.