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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.

In thanks for this generosity, Members enjoy a number of exclusive programs and private events, including A Night at the Museum, A Closer Look, First Look and Preview Parties, and much more!

All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change. Please note that Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

To learn more, contact us at or by calling 718.501.6246.


$2,500—all benefits of general Membership, plus:

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  • Invitations to exhibition openings and First Look and Preview Parties
  • Invitations to A Night at the Museum, featuring after-hours, curator-led exhibition tours and cocktail receptions

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

  • Invitations to Members-only previews, viewing hours, and curator-led tours
  • Exclusive discounts at our Shop, Café, and The Norm
  • Discounted and early registration for art classes
  • Priority access to select public programs
  • Complimentary admission to more than 30 art museums across North America

Interested in our young patrons group? Learn more about the Young Leadership Council!


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

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  • Invitations to go behind the scenes in A Closer Look, a series offering exclusive access to our conservation lab, archives, and art storage with Museum conservators and curators
  • 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
  • Reserved seating at public programs, upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis, plus opportunities to meet speakers during private receptions
  • Opportunity to host an event at the Brooklyn Museum (rental fees apply)
  • New this year, exclusive invitations to our educational seminar series Challenging the Canon, featuring thought-provoking discussions led by experts in their fields

Looking for benefits the whole family can enjoy? Learn about Brooklyn Families!


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

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  • Salons with Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Museum
  • Invitations to visit private collections in New York
  • Opportunity to travel with the Museum's Director and curators
  • Art fair passes (subject to availability)

Interested in visiting the studios of contemporary artists? Learn about our Contemporary Art Committee!