Every culture produces its own art forms. Some of these may be paintings, and other pieces may be sculptures that were created in wood or metal. Whatever the medium, each piece shows an important view of the culture being featured. Cultural art museums serve several functions. They display the local art of a country or area. They are a place where children learn about their history and its place in the world. These museums also serve as a place for adults to be reminded of their cultural heritage. Each cultural art museum is a carefully crafted set of displays that defines the heritage of a group of people.