Brooklyn Museum Beaux Arts Court Renovation

Ennead Architects; Robert Silman Associates; Jaros Baum & Bolles

The Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux Arts Court is a gallery, special events venue, and the location of Target First Saturdays, the Museum’s popular monthly program of free art and entertainment.

The glass block floor of the Court had been seriously damaged by years of wear. Rather than embarking on a difficult demolition project, the existing floor was retained, while a new terrazzo and structural glass floor was built above the existing.   The block allows radiant light from the Hall to suffuse the floor of the Beaux-Arts Court, while permitting light from the Court to filter through to the Great Hall Galleries, below.