The hardest part about moving was leaving Brooklyn. We’re still adapting to our new life, and have been loving the new adventures and people we have meet but there’s nothing like Brooklyn. So every now and again we need our fix. With my sister visiting, it was the perfect time to enjoy a day in Brooklyn where our crew decided to go to the Brooklyn Museum.
We went on a Saturday as a part of their Target First Saturday program where they have tons of activities, including music, tours, films, interactive art, and more. Even though it was one of their busiest days, the museum was manageable with three kids as we explored many of their collections.
One of our favorites was the Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) exhibit where we saw a collection of colorful and hand-painted signs. This includes logos and sayings that have a commercial appeal with messages like: “Too Tired to Sleep,” “Life Long,” “Kiss Me Out of the Dark,” among many others.
Other favorites were the decorative arts’ rooms and the feminist art collection. The gorgeous family sculpture garden is always a treat, but it was a little too cold to spend much time there.
They also have tons of interesting exhibits opening soon, including a boombox retrospective and a look into masks in African Art.
Another incredible aspect of the museum is its location where you can check out the Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park and the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library all in one day.
For more info, please visit: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/