Brooklyn Museum is one of those places where I would like to hide behind an exhibit and get locked in overnight. Clocking in at New York’s second biggest museum by floorspace it houses a properly ecelectic collection of which here is a little flavour:
My favourite, a portarait of civil rights leader, Angela Davis, composed entirely of protest slogans.
The Spacelander Bicycle, designed by Benjamin J Bowden in the 1940s as a futuristic urban-travel vehicle only to be swiftly consigned to history by the zombie-like takeover of the automobile, for which American cities have been designed ever since. only 522 ever made.
Style in a tin box – an aluminium portable record player, made with love in 1935.
Ed Dreis’ mid-century industrial snapshots convey striking modernity, even half a century on.
And this great cops and robbers scene, the author of which I failed to record.
Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
Travel from the Box House Hotel (why would you stay anywhere else?): Greenpoint to Fulton; walk to Atlantic Avenue – then metro to Eastern Parkway
One Response to “Brooklyn Museum”
Fascinating. I want to go there.