Since the Brooklyn Museum opened in 1897, it has been one of the highlights of the city's cultural map. The exhibits are located in a building designed by architect Stanford White. Choose from among Pacific, African and New World art, Asian art, Egyptian and ancient Middle Eastern art. Also see the vast collection of decorative art, European, American and contemporary such as paintings and sculptures. The collection of Egyptian art is vast, and the American section includes pieces by masters Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent. This place is a must-visit for those who are interested in historical art.