The Brooklyn Museum posits itself as museum rife with “intelligent, cutting-edge exhibitions and programs that reflect a fresh view of traditional and historical works as well as engagement with today’s most important artists and artistic practices and ideas” on its About page, and it’s not wrong. Couple with its mission statement — “to act as a bridge between the rich artistic heritage of world cultures, as embodied in its collections, and the unique experience of each visitor. Dedicated to the primacy of the visitor experience, committed to excellence in every aspect of its collections and programs, and drawing on both new and traditional tools of communication, interpretation, and presentation, the Museum aims to serve its diverse public as a dynamic, innovative, and welcoming center for learning through the visual arts” —the Brooklyn Museum serves as a revolving door for some of the most brilliant and exciting institutions for art not just in New York City, but in the United States.
Currently on limited exhibition at the museum — Pretty/Dirty by Marilyn Minter; the Iggy Pop Life Class taught by Jeremy Deller; Ruins and Rituals by Beverly Buchanan; A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt; and Infinite Blue — the breadth of the museum’s diverse audience is overwhelmingly clear. The museum, which sits in the Prospect Heights neighborhood and shares its lush green locale with the Prospect Park Zoo, is also home to several long-term installations, including American Art, Ancient Egyptian Art, European Art, Assyrian Reliefs, The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, I See Myself in You: Selections from the Collection, Decorative Arts and Period Rooms, Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas, the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, Visible Storage Study Center, Williamsburg Murals: A Rediscovery, and Double Take: African Innovations.
The museum is currently readying itself for its Georgia O’Keeffe’s Living Modern installation, which will run from March 3rd until July 23rd. The exhibition will explore O’Keeffe’s progressive lifestyle by analyzing elements of her everyday life, including her wardrobe, the way she posed for the camera, personal photographs, paintings, and donated photographs of her homes throughout the years.