Exhibitions: Decorative Arts Galleries and Period Rooms

John D. Rockefeller House: Moorish Smoking Room

Moorish Smoking Room, The Worsham-Rockefeller House. New York, built circa 1864–65, remodeled circa 1881. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and John D. Rockefeller III, 46.43

Long-Term Installation

Decorative Arts Galleries, 4th Floor

Period Rooms
Our collection includes twenty-three complete period rooms. In order to preserve these premier examples of American architecture and interior design, these rooms were disassembled and moved from their original locations up and down the East Coast, then reassembled and furnished for display in our galleries.


Schenck Houses

Nicholas Schenck House

Nicholas Schenck House

Jan Martense Schenck House

Jan Martense Schenck House


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...
Shonibare at Play in the Period Rooms : Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play is a work that was made specifically for our period rooms. read more...
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