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  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Statuette of Blacksmith

Karl Mueller originally patented the design for this genre figure in 1868, producing it in several sizes in metal in partnership with his br...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Funnel-Shaped Lid

    The Egyptians frequently capped their pottery vessels with hollow, funnel-shaped lids. Some Seventeenth Dynasty potters decorated these util...

     
     

    We're renovating our second floor to bring you a better experience, which means the Libraries and Archives are closed to the public until Spring 2014. In the meantime, our Library Online Catalogue is available for research. If you're a researcher who needs to access our resources, send us an email and we'll do our best to assist you. Thanks for your patience.

    Recent Blog Posts

    Candy Garments at Bendel's Holiday Windows
    If you want to see a fun window display go over to the Henri Bendel at 721 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street. Their designers used our Fashion Sketch... read more.

    Connecting Cultures Through Books!
    The presence of three books in the new Connecting Cultures installation  gives me a welcome opportunity to talk about these key works that... read more.

    A Recent Donation from Camille and Luther Clark
    The Brooklyn Museum Library collection has recently been enriched with the donation of several rare items of African American art given by Camille... read more.

    Project CHART at the Brooklyn Museum
    The Institute of Museum and Library Services has been an important supporter of several initiatives to make the Brooklyn Museum’s collection... read more.

    Help us pin Brooklyn to the map!
    If you know and love Brooklyn we need your help to get 300+ images from our collection pinned to Historypin's map before their launch on July 11... read more.

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    "Hello Chris, Thanks for the wealth of information you've added to this image! Have you visited our #mapbk project on FLickr. We'd love it if you geotagged some of those images. Here's the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn_museum/sets/72157626844588977/. Deb Wythe Digital Lab"
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    "This photo depicts the north side of Remsen Street looking west from Court Street. The building in the right foreground is the Garfield Building (1881, J. C. Cady). In the left foreground is the corner of the Dime Savings Bank (1883-84, Mercein Thomas). The Franklin Trust Company Building (1891, George L. Morse) can be seen in the distance above the row houses. The photo probably dates between 1891 (when the Franklin Trust Company Building was completed) and 1897 (when the Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building was erected immediately to the west of the Garfield Building)."
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