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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 contact 718.501.6409 or email us.

Brooklyn Artists Ball (April 2016) is our biggest annual fundraising event celebrating the borough's contributions to the arts. Dine at unique table environments created just for the occasion by Brooklyn artists, then join our stellar Dance Party. In 2015, we honored Arnold Lehman, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Museum.

Wine Dinner and Auction supports our School Partnership Program. This annual event was inaugurated in May 2015 at Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel and included a wine tasting, culinary artistry, a live auction of rare bottles and wine-themed travel opportunities, and a festive dessert presentation.

Sackler Center First Awards (June 2016) are presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art to honor women who are first in their fields. The 2015 Sackler Center First Awards honored performer, actor, writer, and icon Miss Piggy, for more than forty years of blazing feminist trails with determination and humor, and for her groundbreaking role inspiring generations the world over. The evening featured a private reception, followed by a conversation between Miss Piggy and Gloria Steinem. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Women in the Arts (November 2016) awards are presented annually for outstanding achievement by a leading member of the arts community in New York and include a program and seated luncheon. Proceeds support the many educational and artistic programs offered by the Brooklyn Museum and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. This year's honoree was Marina Abramović. Please check back soon for details on next year's event!

Fund for African American Art Annual Benefit (March 9, 2016) 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 recognizes Charlynn and Warren Goins for their many years of incredible leadership, inspiration, generosity, and friendship.