Redesigned in 2004 by Polshek Partnership Architects, this modern, elegant space features an expansive sheer glass pavilion that overlooks our welcoming public plaza. The brick piers dividing the pavilion and adjacent lobby are the same bricks that once enclosed our five front doors, excavated, restored, and permanently exposed in the space. This grand pavilion artfully melds the historical and contemporary components of the building.

The museum's magnificent Beaux-Arts Court is a timeless space measuring 10,000 square feet and two stories high and rising 60 feet above the floor to culminate in a dramatic skylight. It boasts historic features such as original archways, a large brass chandelier, and an updated glass-tile floor originally completed in 1927. While rich in history, the Beaux-Arts Court offers modern-day amenities including air-conditioning, a contemporary lighting system, and a recently completed bridal suite.

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium is a modern, 4,700-square-foot auditorium, located in the heart of the Museum, which is equipped to fulfill all the audio-visual needs of your next event. The auditorium features a stage measuring 56 by 22 feet, with a 28-by-16-foot screen that supports DVD, VHS, and 35mm projector formats.


RoomStanding CapacitySeated CapacitySeated Dinner Capacity
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium-415-
Beaux-Arts Court6608801200
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby500300250

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238


Max Seated: 880

Notable Features

  • Outdoor Space
  • In-House A/V
  • In-House Furniture
  • Guest Rooms
  • In-House/Preferred Catering Required