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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 call 718.501.6409 or email us.

Trailblazers: Women in the Arts (October 20, 2016) awards are presented annually to the most fearless women making an impact on the arts, culture, and philanthropy today. The event features a breakfast reception, an exhilarating and important conversation with our honorees, and a seated luncheon. Contributions support the Brooklyn Museum and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art’s educational and artistic programs. This year we honor Sarah Arison, Ellen Gallagher, Miyoung Lee, Janet Mock, Lowery Stokes Sims, and more!

Fund for African American Art Annual Benefit (Spring 2017) supports our Fund, founded in 2010, that supports and encourages purchases and gifts of precontemporary art by leading African American artists. The Fund enables us to represent the depth of African American artistic practice over the course of two centuries more fully and permanently than any other New York museum. This year the Fund recognized Charlynn and Warren Goins for their many years of incredible leadership, inspiration, generosity, and friendship.

Brooklyn Artists Ball (April 2017) has emerged as an engaging and unique way to celebrate the borough’s contributions to the arts. This past year's honorees were Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, whose incredible leadership and commitment to art and artists have so greatly impacted our Museum, Brooklyn, and beyond! Guests were among the first to experience our newly renovated collections galleries, and enjoy a major new installation by celebrated artist Tom Sachs, while being entertained by art and music world game changer (and Brooklyn Museum Trustee) Swizz Beatz!

Sackler Center First Awards (June 8, 2017) are presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art to honor women who are first in their fields. The 2016 Sackler Center First Awards honored feminist scholar and activist for social justice, Angela Y. Davis. The evening featured a private reception, followed by a conversation between Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.