Fundraising Galas & Events

2018 Museum Gala

Saturday, June 16 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Save the date for our annual Gala. For the first time in many years, celebrate the Institute at the museum, in the galleries.

Hudson Valley Hops

Saturday, May 19 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, May 19, 2018 4–7 PM
Save the date and stay tuned for more details soon!

Discover the history of beer and brewing in Albany, New York, while enjoying samples from local breweries.  Visit albanyinstitute.org for more information.

$20.00

Hudson Valley Hops 2018

21 and over: Saturday, May 19 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

This fun, regional craft beer tasting is a fundraiser for the Albany Institute of History & Art and it's an opportunity for the community to see brewing and distilling artifacts from the museum's collection, hear from industry experts, and receive a commemorative glass.

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information!

Behind the Scenes Tour: Victorian Clothing & Jewelry

Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:00pm Saturday, March 24 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

THESE TOURS ARE SOLD OUT.

Join curator Diane Shewchuk for a look at how and where the museum stores its clothing collection. The tour will include a peek into the vault to see Victorian jewelry including tiaras and bracelets made of hair.

Each tour is limited to 12 people. RSVP required.

Tours offered:

  • Saturday, March 24 at 11AM
  • Saturday, March 24 at 2PM 

$20 per person

RSVP online by Wednesday, March 21 or to Barbara at (518) 463-4478 ext 414 or speckb@albanyinstitute.org.

MEMBER MORNING Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany

Friday, February 16 • 8:00am - 10:00am

Exclusive to Albany Institute Members! Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries, and tour the popular Well-Dressed exhibition before the museum opens to the public.

RSVP to Nicki Brown at membership@albanyinstitute.org or (518)463-4478 ext. 437.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Victorian Clothing & Jewelry

Friday, February 9 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Saturday, February 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm Saturday, February 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

THESE TOURS ARE SOLD OUT. NEXT TOURS WILL BE OFFERED MARCH 24, 2018 AT 11AM & 2PM. 

Join curator Diane Shewchuk for a look at how and where the museum stores its clothing collection. The tour will include a peek into the vault to see Victorian jewelry including tiaras and bracelets made of hair.

Each tour is limited to 12 people. RSVP required.

Tours offered:

  • Friday, February 9 at 2PM
  • Saturday, February 10 at 11AM
  • Saturday, February 10 at 2PM

$20 per person

RSVP online by Wednesday, February 7 or to Barbara at (518) 463-4478 ext 414 or speckb@albanyinstitute.org.

 

SPECIAL EVENT Freelancers Networking Event

Wednesday, December 6 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE)

There are over 16,000 fascinating creative freelancers living and working in the Capital Region—fashion designers, artists, filmmakers, event producers, and others.

Meet, mingle, and learn more about this new and innovative approach to creative careers.

Free, but registration required. Register at UpstateCreative.com.

Home for the Holidays: Free Thanksgiving Weekend

Friday, November 24 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, November 25 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, November 26 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come to the Albany Institute this Thanksgiving weekend for a variety of holiday themed programs and events. We'll be decked out in winter wonder and ready to welcome you and your out-of-town guests!

  • Take your photograph with Santa (12-4pm each day)
  • Discover decorated trees and mantelpieces
  • Admire a special exhibition of miniature dioramas by Joan Steiner, an award-winning illustrator and creator of the Look-Alikes® books
  • Make crafts
  • Shop for handmade items and one-of-a-kind gifts in our Museum Shop
  • Savor exquisite treats from Crisan Cafe
  • Explore our current exhibitions
  • and more!

 

SPONSORS

  • Omni Development Company, Inc.
  • M&T Bank
  • Capital Wine
  • The Costumer

Work of Art

Thursday, November 2 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm

This year, join us as we recognize Tony Iadicicco as a Work of Art for all of his remarkable accomplishments as a champion of contemporary art in the Capital Region. As Executive Director of Albany Center Gallery, Iadicicco has continued the legacy of ACG as a vibrant hub for artists and has grown it into an essential part of downtown Albany.

Join the Honorary Committee:

  • Collector: $250
  • Enthusiast: $150

To have your name listed in the printed invitation for the event, RSVP by September 28, 2017.

 

Tickets: $75 members | $100 non-members

RSVP online by October 25, 2017.

Work of Art is the Albany Institute of History & Art's fall fundraiser. This is the sixth year for this cocktail party and art auction event.

 

Thanks to our sponsors!

Platinum:

  • Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Inc.
  • Omni Development Company, Inc.
  • The Gorman Group
  • Times Union

Gold:

  • Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP
  • Keeler Motor Car Company

Silver:

  • Austin & Co., Inc.
  • Callanan Industries, Inc.
  • CMI Communications
  • Groff NetWorks, LLC
  • J. H. Maloy Inc.
  • Trudeau Architects, PPLC

Bronze:

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Bette Cring Construction Group
  • Capital Bank
  • CDPHP
  • CL King & Associates
  • Lavelle Finn LLP
  • The Massry Family
  • MM Hayes
  • Nigro Companies
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Sano-Rubin Construction Services
  • Stuyvesant Plaza
  • UHY LLP
  • The University at Albany Foundation
  • Wells Fargo

Copper:

  • Berkshire Bank
  • Boies Schiller Flexner
  • Connon Heyman & Weiss, LLP
  • E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy
  • Levitt-Fuirst Insurance
  • Robert E. Lynch
  • Mirkovic Teal Group
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Nowak Associates
  • The Pilates Principle
  • The Rosenblum Companies
  • Siena College
  • Stewarts Shops
  • Susan L. Blabey
  • Tabner, Ryan & Keniry, LLP
  • Woodland Hill Montessori School

 

The Party of the {Nineteenth} Century

Saturday, October 14 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

ONLINE RESERVATIONS CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13. Please call and speak to a staff member to add yourself to the list. Thanks!

Come celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions with live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and fun surprises!

 

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection
(October 7, 2017-February 19, 2018)

Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor's Original Illustrations for American Girl
(October 14, 2017-June 3, 2018)

 

RSVP
$25 AIHA member | $35 non-member
RSVP online by Friday, October 6.

Questions? Call (518) 463-4478, ext. 414.

 

Period inspired attire encouraged.


Looking for inspiration? We're partnering with The Costumer for discounts on rentals or purchases for this party!

More about the discounts offered by The Costumer, celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2017!

  • 20% off costume rentals for reservations made by October 1 (discount is 10% after October 1)
  • 10% of purchases

Mention this event when making your order!