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Walking the Wonders of Grand Army Plaza
June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm| $20
Join historian Keith Muchowski on a guided tour of the iconic sites of Grand Army Plaza. As the main entrance of Prospect Park, nineteenth-century architects Vaux and Olmsted envisioned Grand Army Plaza as a grand introduction to Eastern Parkway, a picturesque home for Brooklyn’s finest cultural institutions.
In this walk to the Plaza, Muchowski explores the historical monuments, architecture, and landscapes of Eastern Parkway. Enjoy the sights of the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden, the Art Deco façade of the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, and the monumental Soldiers and Sailors Arch on the Plaza.
The hour-long walking tour begins and ends in the Rubin Lobby of the Museum. Then, take advantage of the included Museum admission for the remainder of the day and explore our collection on your own.
Tickets are $20 and include Museum admission and admission to Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.
Keith Muchowski is a librarian and professor at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) in Brooklyn. He also volunteers with the National Park Service at Governors Island National Monument and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. He blogs at thestrawfoot.com.
Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
Photo caption/credit: Memorial arch, 1899. Lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in. Photo: A.B. Mann, Brooklyn Museum