Brooklyn Museum: Three shows to visit, one closing soon

Following the "more than Manhattan" theme of the piece below, here are three current exhibits worth visiting at The Brooklyn Museum (America's most over-shadowed major museum) this season—but for one, you'll have to hurry, because it ends July 6!

 

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties documents the influence of the Civil Rights movement on artists, and their effect and involvement in the movement...including something most people are very surprised to learn about Norman Rockwell. Open until July 6th.

 

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work 1963-74 focuses on the early work of the feminist artist whose most famous large installation, The Dinner Party is a permanent feature of the Museum. Open until Sept. 8th.

 

Ai Weiwei: According to What? features work by one of the most provocative and intentionally controversial contemporary artists of China. Through Aug. 10th.   

 

The Museum's dining area has been taken over by the Michelin-starred Saul restaurant, which is quit pricy, but Washington Avenue just north of the Museum has become a new restaurant row, including Bar Corvo, a satellite of Park Slope's Al Di La.

 

In the other direction, directly behind the Museum is the entrance to another gem: the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

 

 

 

 

 

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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