Support: Special Events

Join us for a distinctive and memorable experience at the Brooklyn Museum, one of New York's premier visual arts institutions. Your sponsorship of an event, or purchase of a ticket or table, provides vital support for our education, exhibition, and outreach programs—and your gift is tax-deductible (excluding goods and services provided). For more information, or to be added to the mailing list for upcoming events, please contact (718) 501-6423 or email

Women in the Arts
October 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that this year's Women in the Arts honorees are Jennifer Rubell and Mera Rubell. For the past eleven years, the Brooklyn Museum has presented the annual Women in the Arts award for outstanding achievement by a leading member of the arts community in New York. In previous years of the event, we have had the exceptional privilege of honoring Laurie Simmons and Lena Dunham, Yoko Ono, Shirin Neshat, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, The Guerrilla Girls, Annie Leibovitz, Maya Lin, Mary Schmidt Campbell, and Elizabeth A. Sackler.

This year's benefit will be held on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets begin at $500 and include a program and seated luncheon. Proceeds from the event support the many educational and artistic programs offered by the Brooklyn Museum and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. 

For more information and to secure your table now, please call the Development office at (718) 501-6436. You can also purchase tables online.

Brooklyn Artists Ball
April 16, 2014

Our biggest annual fundraising event celebrating the borough's contributions to the arts. In 2014 we honored development visionaries and art patrons Jane and David Walentas and celebrated artists Jenny Holzer, Kehinde Wiley, and Ai Weiwei. Guests dined at one-of-a-kind table environments created especially for the evening by Brooklyn artists, followed by an After-Party. Get a taste with this short video about last year's Ball.