Virtually explore the Brooklyn Museum with Smarthistory as your guide
videos + essays
Drawing on Minimalist forms, Gates provokes active reflection on the social lives of the objects he employs.
Members of the Kuosi society express the authority, affluence, and strength of the ruler through masquerade.
Oller's Hacienda La Fortuna was painted as Puerto Rico experienced an intense transition at the end of the Spanish-American war.
Japanese objects came through Mexico on their way to Spain, and had a lasting impact on the arts of the Americas.
Odundo's pottery draws on traditions from around the world and reveals the relationship of clay to the body
Twin figures known as Ère Ìbejì reveal how a Yorùbá mother navigates the loss of twins
Ghanaian coffins are famous for their creative shapes
Cloth paintings (patas) mapped the topography of sacred Jain pilgrimage sites (tirthas)
Visiting the Lower East Side in 1905
Though at first glance this nude seems plucked from classical antiquity, it actually alludes to modern politics.
Cuzco School paintings came into such high demand that they were exported to patrons residing in far-flung cities located in present-day Chile and Argentina, and even Italy.
Judy Chicago's landmark installation gives notable women from history a seat at the table.