“Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn,” will open at the on April 19, in the newly renovated Great Hall, featuring a taste of the cultures and objects on view at the museum – think of it as a primer for what the museum has to offer.
The long-term exhibit will provide an introduction to the museum's different collections, ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, as the museum attempt’s to represent almost every culture around the world, both past and present.
Earlier this year we reported on , which has already brought a newly expanded gift shop. Next up are the museum’s restaurant and café, which will feature a bar and an outdoor dining terrace.
Museum Director Arnold Lehman said, in a statement, that the goals for the museum’s first floor re-design were to “create a more coherent visitor experience, larger footprints for the Museum's shop, restaurant, and exhibition galleries, and space to create a remarkable installation of major works from the permanent collections.”