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Director’s Circle

Members of the Director’s Circle are our most passionate supporters, and their generosity ensures visitors of all backgrounds have the opportunity to engage with the visual arts. The support we receive from the Director’s Circle allows us to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world, and its possibilities.

To learn more, please contact Kristel Kempin, Manager, Director’s Circle and Individual Giving, by calling 718.501.6246 or via email.

The Director’s Circle is generously supported by



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  • Invitations to after-hours, curator-led exhibition tours and cocktails
  • Opening-night exhibition previews and receptions
  • Advance opportunity to participate in galas and other special events

Additionally, all members of the Director's Circle receive the benefits at the highest level of general Museum Membership:

  • Members-only viewing hours for special exhibitions
  • Exclusive 10% discounts at our Shop and restaurants (Café and The Norm), and for group tours
  • Free parking (up to six passes annually; not valid during Target First Saturdays)
  • Discounted and early registration for Gallery/Studio classes and family programs
  • Priority access to public programs
  • Special neighborhood discounts
  • Free admission to other cultural institutions with reciprocal memberships


$5,000—all benefits at the Innovator level, plus:

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  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes programs, with access to how the Museum works—from art storage and conservation, to education and exhibition making
  • Opportunity to name a seat in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium
  • Reserved seating at public and education programs, upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis


$10,000—all benefits at the Influencer level, plus:

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  • Invitations to private collection visits
  • Art-fair passes, upon request
  • Opportunity to travel with the Brooklyn Museum
  • Opportunity to host an event at the Brooklyn Museum (rental fees apply)
  • Access to Concierge Services—call our dedicated Patron’s Desk for all Museum queries, including tickets to special events and public programs, parking passes, neighborhood discounts, and reservations at The Norm


$25,000—all benefits at the Leader level, plus:

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  • Invitation to our annual cocktail party with Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Anne Pasternak
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition opening dinners with artists, curators, and other Museum leaders
  • Opportunity to host a group of your friends for a private, curator-led tour, followed by cocktails at The Norm (four guests total)