The Brooklyn Museum is the second-largest museum in New York City, and one of the largest and oldest museums in all of North America.
The building, constructed in the Beaux-Arts style, contains works of art from a wide variety of cultures, with a collection of ancient Egyptian masterpieces that is considered to be one of the most important in the world.
The museum also boasts unique collections of African, Islamic, Pacific and Asian art among its treasures. There are also examples of modern North American and European art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by such artists as Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Claude Monet, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Georgia O’Keeffe and Max Weber. The mission of the Brooklyn Museum is to act as a bridge joining the rich cultural heritage of the world’s cultures.