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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.

Brooklyn Artists Ball has emerged as an engaging and unique way to celebrate the borough’s contributions to the arts. This 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!

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 2, 2016) 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 will honor feminist scholar and activist for social justice, Angela Y. Davis. The evening features a private reception, followed by a conversation between Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. For more information, or to purchase an individual ticket, email us or call 718.501.6424.

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 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.