About: Public Support for the Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is a not-for-profit corporation whose Trustees operate the Museum in a building owned by the City of New York. The People of the City of New York provide major funding for the Museum’s operations through the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The combined generosity of the Museum’s Members, Trustees, and visitors, as well as that of corporate, foundation, government, and individual donors, underwrites the Museum’s programs and activities each year.

We extend special thanks to the following elected officials and government bodies whose support helps sustain the Museum’s operations, educational activities, and special exhibitions: