The Easel

22nd June 2021

The Brooklyn Museum Tells a Fascinating New Story in Its Decorative Arts Galleries

In newly renovated galleries the Brooklyn Museum is displaying its decorative arts collection in a “less Eurocentric” way. Not easy when everyone wants to see pieces by Tiffany, Bauhaus, Memphis. The influence of Japan (see the ‘Ginza Robot’ cabinet), China, and women all get more fulsome recognition. There is also an effort to highlight today’s social equity debates. Just as is happening in the painting galleries, it’s a “a stab at rewriting history”.