CommunityWalk Map - Museums of Brooklyn
Museums Visited in Brooklyn:
Art Museums:
The second largest museum in New York City, and one of the largest and oldest museums in the country (opened in 1897).  Its permanent collection is world renown and consists of over 1.5 million items, ranging from Egyptian artifacts to modern art masterpieces.  The museum is perhaps best known for extensive collections of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern artifacts, the art of Africa, American painting, the Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and a large decorative arts section that contains furnished rooms and several entire houses.  The museum is located in a complex of Victorian parks and gardens that also includes the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park and the Prospect Park Zoo.
     Museum rating: Pauline: 9, Paul: 8 (out of 10).

Center for Arts and Culture of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Small art gallery on the 3rd floor of Restoration Plaza, a large community center designed by I. M. Pei in the historically African American community of Bedford-Stuyvesant.  The gallery features works from emerging or established contemporary artists of African descent. 
     Museum rating: Pauline: 3, Paul: 3 (out of 10).
History and Historical Buildings:
Unique museum devoted to the history of mass transit in New York City, located in a decommissioned subway station.  Exhibits focus on subway, bridge and tunnel building, and the different vehicles used for mass transit throughout New York's history.  Display items include actual buses, trolleys, and a large selection of historical subway cars and turnstiles.  The vehicles are set up to be climbed on and played with.  The hands-on interaction is great for children, and the subject matter can be equally interesting for adults.
     Museum rating: Pauline: 8, Paul: 7 (out of 10) 

Brooklyn Historical Society
Multi-floor museum, library and education center with historical and artistic exhibits dedicated to Brooklyn's 400 year history.  The museum is located in the picturesque neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, in a lovely Queen Anne style Landmark Building with extensive terra cotta ornamentation.
     Museum rating: Pauline: 6, Paul: 7 (out of 10) 

City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization
Quirky museum dedicated to preserving the little things in New York City's history.  Includes postcard collections, historic neon signs, antique subway turnstiles and an extensive collection of Statue of Liberty replicas.  Located in the funky neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
     Museum rating: Pauline: 6, Paul: 7 (out of 10) 

Old Stone House
Reproduction of a 1699 Dutch stone farmhouse with small exhibits on the history of Brooklyn.  The house was the location of part of the Battle for Brooklyn, during the American Revolutionary War.  The house also served as the clubhouse for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
     Museum rating: Pauline: 2, Paul: 4 (out of 10).
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