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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.

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

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

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

  • Invitations to Members-only previews and viewing hours
  • Exclusive discounts at our Shop, Café, and The Norm
  • Free parking (six passes annually; not valid for 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

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 behind-the-scenes events, with a firsthand view of how the Museum works—from art storage and conservation to education and exhibitions
  • Opportunity to name a seat in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium (limited availability)
  • Reserved seating at public and education programs, upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Opportunity to host an event at the Brooklyn Museum (rental fees apply)

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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  • Invitations to private collection visits
  • Art fair passes (subject to availability)
  • Opportunity to travel with the Brooklyn Museum
  • 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

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


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

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  • Invitation to annual cocktail party with Shelby White and Leon Levy Director
  • Invitation for two to attend one exhibition opening dinner 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)