Comfort Inn Brooklyn - Downtown
279 Butler Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 855-9600
Fax: (347) 436-1953
279 Butler Street, Brooklyn, NY, US, 11217
- Phone: (718) 855-9600
- Fax: (347) 436-1953
Arts & Museums
The Morbid Anatomy Library is a private collection of odd little things, quaint artifacts, interesting books and a plethora of ephemera related to all things dead. Available for research, those interested can go through the bizarre round up on Saturdays between 2p and 6p. Of course, you may have a few nightmares, but the experience will definitely be worth it.
Located in Downtown Brooklyn, this museum has been termed as a 'high-tech fun house' by the New York Times. The founding directors, Kathleen and William Laziza are renowned artists in their own right. The museum houses the 78 RPM record collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and provides an archive for several videotapes that feature New York's finest cutting edge artists. It also produces a broadcast television program, Spontaneous Combustion, which features new artists and contemporary artwork.
The Old Stone House is an archetype of a Dutch stone farmhouse with a very rich history. The exhibit at the Old Stone House tells the story of The Battle of Brooklyn which was the largest battle of the Independence War and of the heroic acts by the Americans involved. OSH prides itself to be a part of Brooklyn's history and is involved in serving the community by conducting family friendly events. It also hosts cultural events like readings by young and emerging writers, acts by theater groups and concerts by jazz and rock bands. It is also used as an education resource and museum. The Center exhibit, the Battle Of Brooklyn, 1776, is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and to groups by appointment. They also rent their Great Room which is on the second floor for kids’ parties, weddings, concerts, lectures, bar mitzvahs and more. You can visit the website for more details.
The New York Transit Museum is housed in an authentic decommissioned 1930s 60,000 square foot bi-level subway station in Brooklyn Heights. It is the custodian of the most extensive collection of urban transportation materials in the United States. The New York Transit Museum, is one of only a few museums in the world dedicated to telling the story of urban mass transit, from the people who developed it and are served by it to the city and region it has helped to shape. The Museum boasts a collection of vintage subway trains, along with a wide array of exhibits, programs, film screenings and workshops.
The 440 Gallery is a petite little art space in Brooklyn. Owned and managed by local artists, this space is where creativity is unleashed and experimentation is encouraged, to present final products that are truly brilliant. Though most of the works displayed here are done by artists who are members and managers of this gallery. Artists who are not members are also encouraged and invited for regular exhibitions. The art showcased is also sold, thus providing a wholesome support to the artists. Among the artists who are a part of the collective are Todd Erickson, Nancy Lunsford, Gail Flanery, and Tom Bovo. For more information please see the website.
This National Historic Landmark was originally founded in 1863 as The Long Island Historical Society. Today it acts as an archives and educational center with its sole purpose being the preservation of the history of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Historical Society presents the following exhibitions: Brooklyn Works: '400 Years of Making a Living in Brooklyn' in celebration of the first phase of its grand reopening after four years of extensive renovations. Enter re-created environments of tenement buildings and sugar refineries, see original advertisements and artifacts from products manufactured in Brooklyn, and hear the stories of workers from enslaved Africans to modern restaurant owners. Among the most influential photographs of Lewis Hine's career are these 25 gelatin silver prints of children at work in New York City - as newsies, bootblacks, doing piecework at home, and factory laborers. Hine's photographs documenting the appalling circumstances of child labor in America from 1906 to 1916 and helped change the course of history. Brooklyn's History Museum is located on site with a large collection of related art and memorabilia.
Housed in a four-story Queen Anne-style building, which was completed in 1881, the Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863, as the Long Island Historical Society. The Brooklyn Historical Society has developed an urban history center with exhibits, art, documents, artifacts, and programs regarding the cultures which make Brooklyn. The building is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Portions of its interior, including the library, are a designated Interior Landmark by the City of New York.
BRIC Rotunda Gallery is the beautiful art space of the vibrant BRIC arts media, one of the foremost upholders of contemporary art in Brooklyn. BRIC endeavors to integrate cross-cultural art forms through its diversity of exhibitions, art programs, workshops and events. Rotunda Gallery has hosted works of eminent contemporary artists. Thematic exhibits are very common at this venue. Art lovers shouldn't give this gallery a miss! Check website for upcoming events.
Since the Museum opened in 1897, it has been one of the highlights of the city's cultural map. The exhibits are located in a building designed by architect Stanford White. Choose from among Pacific, African and New World art, Asian art, Egyptian and ancient Middle Eastern art. Also see the vast collection of decorative art, European, American and contemporary painting and sculpture. The collection of Egyptian art is vast, and the American section includes pieces by masters Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent. This place is a must-visit for those who are interested in historical art.
Situated on the 4th floor of the Brooklyn Museum, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is an education and exhibition facility dedicated to feminist art. The center was established as a means to shedding light on the influence of feminism in terms of its cultural contributions and also to present feminism in an approachable and relevant manner. The center also includes a gallery dedicated to The Dinner Party; a gallery space for a regular exhibition schedule of feminist art, a study area with the best computer technology and also additional space for related public and educational programs.
Popularly known as RHV, Robert Henry Vintage Fine Art is committed to the cause of upcoming local and national artists by offering them the gallery space to hold their exhibitions at reasonable rates. Established in 2008 by the flamboyant duo of Robert Walden and Henry Chung, the center also focuses on unusual objects, furniture and antiques from the 1960's and 1970's. Drop by for a look at their exhibitions which change by the month.
Founded in 1966, BAC or the Brooklyn Arts Council is one of the oldest art centers in Brooklyn which is the backbone of the artist community. Offering grants and referrals to upcoming artists and arranging free exhibitions, seminars and workshops for the locals and visitors are just a few of the activities that BAC undertakes with unflinching commitment. Check the website for a look at their upcoming events, seminars and the online gallery.