Brooklyn Museum Highlights
This splendidly illustrated new book features more than one hundred masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum that tell the story of art from the ancient Egyptians to the most cutting-edge contemporary artists. It is the nature of a catalogue like this to select a few important objects from a field of many and to tell the reasons why they are significant. But this book also pauses from time to time to show how these works can mean more when seen together in thematic, cross-cultural groupings, than when set apart. It pursues comparisons across and beyond the traditional collection areas in order to make illuminating and often surprising connections between objects from different cultures. Brooklyn Museum Highlights provides an introduction not only to the Museum's masterpieces, but also to a new way of seeing these works of art.