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Brooklyn Museum of Art [1895- ]

January 1, 1895

ECA Control Number: 15398

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Art Museum/Institution

Museum/Institution Name: Brooklyn Museum of Art

Aka: BMA ; Brooklyn Museum

Location(s): 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Founded: 1895
Closed/Acquired: not applicable


Located near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn and founded in 1895, the Beaux-Arts building, designed by McKim, Mead and White, was planned to be the largest art museum in the world. The museum initially struggled to maintain its building and collection, only to be revitalized in the late 20th century, thanks to major renovations. 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.[2]

Citation: “Brooklyn Museum.”.  Wikipedia.  Updated  October 06, 2016.  Accessed October 07, 2016.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Museum



1964 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, “American Painting: Selections from the Collection of Daniel and Rita Fraad”, 1964.
1941 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, “Recent Acquisitions on View”, March 22 – April 27.
1940 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, “Paintings by Brooklyn Artists”, April 6-28.
1932 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, “Paintings and Sculpture by the Society of Scandinavian American Artists with a Memorial Group of Paintings by Emil Carlsen with works by Dines Carlsen“, April 12 – May 15.

1931 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, “Modern Decoration and Design by members of the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen (AUDAC)”, May 2 – July 1.
1931 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, “American Federation of Arts, Traveling Exhibition of Fifty Paintings”, May 7-28.
1916 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, “Contemporary Swedish Exhibition from the Panama-Pacific Exposition?”, 1916.


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Last Update:
October 07, 2016

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Digital-born Publication Title: Emil Carlsen Archives
Publication Subtitle: World's Largest Visual Reference Dedicated to the Preservation of the Work of Danish-American Impressionist/Realist Painter, Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Library of Congress Subject Authority Heading: Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
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Language: English
Creator/Author: Emil Carlsen Archives
Published by: Emil Carlsen Archives, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011
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