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Brooklyn Museum

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights
Address: 200 Eastern Parkway
Website: brooklynmuseum.org

Unlike many of Manhattan's museums, which tend to be stuffy and full of old people, the Brooklyn Museum stands out in its ability to keep its finger on what's relevant right now. Their current exhibit Raw/Cooked, a showcase of undiscovered Brooklyn-based artists, is telling of the museum's ability to curate exhibits that resonate. Inspired rotating exhibitions compliment the museums charming permanent collection, including an extensive Egyptian display that includes a full mummy chamber and an outdoor sculpture garden. And, thanks to recent extensive renovations, the museum is only getting better. -Shanté Cosme

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