The World on Display
The Brooklyn Museum is known for its diverse collections that reflect a wide range of cultures. From its massive, world renowned galleries of Egyptian and African art to the Asian and Islamic collections, the museum features a rich representation of works of art from many different heritages.
The first floor of the museum features the Arts of Africa and the Arts of the Pacific. Arts of Asia and the Islamic World occupies the second floor, and Egyptian Art and European Paintings are found on the third floor. The museum is famous for its fascinating permanent collection of ancient Egyptian material including mummies and objects related to mummification. Contemporary, feminist and decorative art galleries are located on the fourth floor and the Luce Center for American Art is situated on the fifth floor of the museum.
Also located on the first floor is the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, which features outdoor architectural sculptures and fragments that once adorned New York City buildings. Salvaged from demolition sites, much of the collection are works by anonymous craftsmen dating from the turn of the 20 th century, including a replica of the Statue of Liberty.