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Council for African American Art

Members of the Council for African American Art support the acquisition, study, conservation, and presentation of a distinctive and internationally recognized collection of African American art. The generosity of the Council ensures that all visitors have the opportunity to engage with African American art at the Brooklyn Museum.

All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change. Please note that Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Information about the tax-deductibility of your Membership will be shared upon receipt of your gift.

For additional information, please contact us at individual.giving@brooklynmuseum.org or by calling 718.501.6589.

Image: Beauford Delaney (American, 1901–1979). Untitled (Fang, Crow and Fruit) (detail), 1945. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Fund for African American Art in honor of Arnold Lehman, A. Augustus Healy Fund and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 2014.73. © Estate of Beauford Delaney, by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esq., Court Appointed Administrator

$2,500

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  • Invitation to our yearlong calendar of exclusive Council for African American Art events
  • Invitations to after-hours exhibition tours and cocktail receptions
  • VIP invitations to Museum exhibition previews and receptions
  • Complimentary admission to ticketed exhibitions and public programs, upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis

All Members of the Council for African American Art also receive benefits at the Groundbreaker level of general Museum Membership, including:

  • Invitations to Members-only previews and viewing hours
  • Exclusive discounts at our Shop, Café, and The Norm
  • Free parking (six passes annually; not valid on First Saturdays)
  • Discounted and early registration for art classes
  • Priority access to select public programs
  • Complimentary admission to more than 30 art museums across North America

$5,000

Includes all the benefits above, plus:

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  • Additional invitations to outings around the city with Museum curators
  • Reserved seating at public programs, upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Opportunity to host an event at the Brooklyn Museum (rental fees apply)

$10,000

Includes all the benefits above, plus:

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  • Access to Concierge Services—ability to call a dedicated Patrons Desk for all Museum queries, including tickets to special events and public programs; parking passes and neighborhood discounts; and reservations at The Norm
  • Opportunity to travel with the Museum's Director and curators
  • Art fair passes (subject to availability)