An Unlikely Prospect
I originally went to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to see some greenery at the Brooklyn Botanical (and check out the nearby Hungry Ghost coffee shop). But, when I got off the 2,3 train stop I was standing right at the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum and figured it’d be a waste not to check it out.
The Brooklyn Museum features the most diverse set of art in probably all the New York museums. It showcases both ancient and contemporary, Western and non-Western art across its five floors, so every corner turned and every elevator stop opens to completely unexpected finds. I particularly liked the third and fourth floors, which open up to a massive open space of blue diamond tiles, romanesque arches and an art deco style black chandelier. The floor space (on the 3rd fl) currently features walls lined with European paintings and Egyptian art while the upper floor (4th) features temporary exhibitions and glimpses of the open space below (currently feminist art and the Decorative arts). The 4th floor in especially worth checking out, for this weird and creepy antique room collection. Some of the rooms are decorated normally… and some rooms are utterly trashed by black crows and other strange birds. ‘it’s very hard to describe and I didn’t read the plaques so I’m not sure what it all symbolizes. If you’re in the mood for the unexpected, check out the Brooklyn Museum.