Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
3071
Reproduction Record ID:
3071
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
museum
Title:
Brooklyn Museum Entrance
Title Type:
descriptive
Material:
glass (material)
Material Type:
other
Material:
steel (alloy)
Material Type:
other
Creator:
James Stewart Polshek and Partners, established 1980
Creator Dates:
1980
Creator Type:
corporate
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
2004
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Location Type:
site
Location:
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Style Period:
Contemporary
Culture:
American
Subject:
pavilions (building divisions)
Subject:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
entrances
Subject:
walkways
Subject:
alterations (object components)
Description:
"For most museums, a new entrance is no big deal. But the 5,000-square-foot crystal arc that's just been added to the Brooklyn Museum is much more than a doorway: 'This openness and transparency is about getting people to feel that they belong,' said Arnold Lehman, the museum's director, in an interview. Not long after he joined the museum seven years ago, he brought his wife, who took one look at the building's magnificent but fortress like facade and declared it 'like a ministry on a ring road in Moscow.' The towering, 260-foot-long granite and limestone facade represented the apogee of the borough's guilded-age urban ambition... Lehman's ambition is to reflect the borough's vibrancy within these massive walls. He is trying to draw in its staggeringly diverse communities, especially those brimming with people who have never considered museum going a habit worth developing... (116)
Information Source:
Russell, James S. "A New Entrance by the Polshek Partnership Opens the Treasures of the Brooklyn Museum to a New Generation of Viewers." Architectural Record 192, no. 10 (116-122)
Reproduction Creator:
Larson, Jerry
Reproduction Creator Type:
donor
Reproduction Date:
2004-2007
Reproduction Date Type:
creation
Reproduction View:
Entrance
Reproduction View Type:
interior view
Reproduction Rights Statement:
Images in this collection are provided for the non-profit educational use of University of Cincinnati students, faculty and staff only. Use of these digital images is limited to teaching and other educational purposes in a manner that respects fair use.

Brooklyn Museum Entrance