The Brooklyn Museum has strong collections of Egyptian and African art. It’s Arts of the Americas collection includes Pre-Columbian art.
Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas is on view in the Arts of the Americas Galleries on the 5th Floor. It contains Pre-Columbian art including Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican Aztec and Mayan, Peruvian Incan, and other artifacts.
First Saturdays (except in September) are something of a cultural block party. The Museum is open late until 11 pm and hosts multicultural performing arts.
The Museum is an 1897 Beaux-Arts building. It was designed by legendary New York City architects McKim, Mead and White to be the world’s largest art museum.