Saturday, January 20, 2007

Brooklyn Museum of Art

The Brooklyn Museum of Art is the second largest museum in New York City, right after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. It opened in 1897 and today, it boasts one of the finest Egyptian art collections outside of Cairo, Egypt. The museum has 560,000 square feet (52,024 square meters) of floor space and over 1,500,000 piece of artifacts in its collection.

The Brookly Museum of Art received a major face lift and added an additional 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters) of glass pavilion in 2005. The new lobby consists of an exhibition space for sculptures and a specially made aluminium and glass staircase that leads up to an open promenade on the second floor.

This photo shows the new glass pavilion and the stairs leading up to the promenade. The sculptures in the background are two of a number of pieces by Rodin in the museum collection.