The World in Brooklyn: Selections from the Brooklyn Museum
Saturday, November 19, 2005 - Monday, March 6, 2006
For more than 180 years, the Brooklyn Museum has been central to the cultural life of Brooklyn, serving its citizens through education and the arts. As Brooklyn evolved from a small village into the seventh-largest city in the United States and then into a borough of New York City, the Museum grew and changed just as dramatically. Today, its ten curatorial departments hold works of art from many of the world’s cultures, a collection as diverse and as strong as the population of Brooklyn itself.
The World in Brooklyn exhibition features masterworks of Egyptian, African, Native American, European, Chinese, Indian and American art. It illustrates the ways in which the arts can express the most important values of a culture and how those values can be shared with others.
The World in Brooklyn is organized by the Brooklyn Museum.
The New York Museum expresses its gratitude to the Brooklyn Museum, Bank of America, First Lady Libby Pataki, the New York State Senate, and the New York State Assembly.
Many thanks to our generous media sponsors: Lang Media, Capital News 9 and Times Union