Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

Dedicated in 1966, the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden at the Brooklyn Museum is a preeminent collection of terracotta, stone, and metal architectural elements salvaged from now-demolished structures throughout the metropolitan area and reinstalled... more

Dedicated in 1966, the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden at the Brooklyn Museum is a preeminent collection of terracotta, stone, and metal architectural elements salvaged from now-demolished structures throughout the metropolitan area and reinstalled outside the Museum's Norman M. Feinberg Entrance. Most of these remarkable objects date to the period between 1880 and 1910, recording a great era in the cultural, architectural, and industrial history of New York City. Beyond the significance of individual works, the collection as a whole demonstrates the Museum's agile response to the destruction of architectural treasures even before the historic preservation movement reached its stride in the late 1960s. As public appreciation of architectural ornament and sculpture has grown, the Museum's collection has served not only as an archive of historic objects, but also as a welcoming outdoor installation beloved by visitors. Recognizing the importance of these two functions, the Brooklyn Museum's 1986 Master Plan features the collection installation as a primary outdoor Museum space to be developed, a complement to the public plaza on Eastern Parkway. Original works of art in th... more

Dedicated in 1966, the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden at the Brooklyn Museum is a preeminent collection of terracotta, stone, and metal architectural elements salvaged from now-demolished structures throughout the metropolitan area and reinstalled outside the Museum's Norman M. Feinberg Entrance. Most of these remarkable objects date to the period between 1880 and 1910, recording a great era in the cultural, architectural, and industrial history of New York City.

Beyond the significance of individual works, the collection as a whole demonstrates the Museum's agile response to the destruction of architectural treasures even before the historic preservation movement reached its stride in the late 1960s. As public appreciation of architectural ornament and sculpture has grown, the Museum's collection has served not only as an archive of historic objects, but also as a welcoming outdoor installation beloved by visitors.

Recognizing the importance of these two functions, the Brooklyn Museum's 1986 Master Plan features the collection installation as a primary outdoor Museum space to be developed, a complement to the public plaza on Eastern Parkway.

Original works of art in the reconfigured and revitalized garden invite visitors to the Museum as they approach the Norman M. Feinberg Entrance, adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A later phase will extend installation of the architectural collection into the Eastern Parkway plaza area as well.

These projects, which include rich interpretative programs introducing the history and context of the collection, exemplify the Museum's mission to serve the public as a dynamic and rewarding destination.

The reconfiguration of the Museum's outdoor spaces also includes the renovation and reorientation of the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum subway stop. Within the train station, an exciting display of historic New York architectural ornaments invites visitors into the newly designed public plaza.

The MTA station project presents an important yet uncelebrated collection, increasing public awareness and appreciation of New York's architectural richness, while also illustrating that great art is not limited to the inside of the Museum.


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Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
11/29/2020 11:00 AM
Sun, November 29
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
12/02/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, December 02
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
12/03/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, December 03
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
12/04/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, December 04
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
12/05/2020 11:00 AM
Sat, December 05
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
12/06/2020 11:00 AM
Sun, December 06
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Occurs 48 more times through Feb 14

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000

Schedule

November 29, Sunday 11:00AM
December 2, Wednesday 10:00AM
December 3, Thursday 10:00AM
December 4, Friday 10:00AM
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