Only a small fraction of the public collection is visible on these walls—the rest of the collection is in storage.
Before you go: there is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and students to enter the museum. Members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted for free.
Getting there: 2, 3 trains to Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum
Once you arrive at the museum: purchase tickets at their Visitor Center. Follow the large arrow that says “EVERYBODY.” Walk through the archway and follow signs for the elevators. Proceed to the 5th floor, Luce Center for American Art. Walk into the first room, and continue straight into the second room.
Your key will unlock: a hidden door on the left-hand wall, between the portrait of Mrs. Sylvester Gardiner by John Singleton Copley, and the portrait of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale.