Fundraising Galas & Events

AIHA Gala 2014

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Friday, June 6 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm

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Sip cocktails on the lawn, participate in an art auction, and enjoy other entertainment at this year's Albany Institute Museum Gala! Share a seat under the tent for a lovely dinner catered by Mazzone Hospitality. While dining, place your bids in a lively auction and enjoy other delights. The evening honors E. Stewart and Kimberly Jones for their philanthropic support of our community.

Tickets start at $200 and proceeds benefit the exhibitions and programs of the Albany Institute. Please call Andrew at 463-4478 ext. 412 to join us or to make a donation in Kim and Stewart's honor.

Gala Committee

Deborah Bennett, Frances Chiaretta-Smith, Denise Crisafulli, Barbara Featherstonhaugh, Nichole Gialanella, Barbara Hoehn, Nuhar Jaleel, Kimberly Sanger Jones, Jill Leonard, Jean Lewis Maloy, Jennifer Oberting, Morgan White Whalen, Karen Writer

Gala History

The Albany Institute of History & Art’s Gala is one of the most prestigious events in the Capital Region, attracting more than 350 individuals from our business, social and philanthropic community. Corporate Sponsors enjoy a wide range of benefits, from participation in the gala evening ceremonies, to name recognition on the invitation, program book, and AIHA’s Newsletter.

The Gala provides the financial foundation for the Albany Institute, an organization that has served the Capital Region community since it was founded in 1791. The Institute is one of the oldest museums in the country, and remains committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley.

$200.00

Times Union.com/Table Hopping and the Albany Institute of History & Art Present: Hudson Valley Hops 2014

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Saturday, April 12 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Come join us at the third annual Hudson Valley Hops, a celebration of the history of brewing in Albany and today's craft beer industry in the Hudson Valley. There will be an exhibition of historic local brewery artifacts, a series of talks by beer historians and brewery experts, local craft beers, good food, and a commemorative glass for participants.

$25/Albany Institute members; $30/general public
Online registration closes Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:59pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door on April 12. 

Please call (518) 463-4478 for more information.

Breweries include:

  • Adirondack Brewery
  • Brown's Brewing Company
  • Chatham Brewing LLC
  • C.H. Evans Brewing
  • Crossroads Brewing Company
  • Druthers
  • Old Saratoga Brewing Company
  • Ommegang Brewery

Sponsors include:

  • The Ginger Man
  • Hilton Albany
  • The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
  • Iron Gate Cafe
  • Lionheart Pub
  • El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
  • Mazzone Hospitality
  • Morgan Linen Service
  • The Restaurants at the Desmond
  • Spectrum Theatres
  • Times Union
  • Washington Tavern

Guest Speakers Include:

  • Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod from the Albany Ale Project
  • Dietrich Gehring from Indian Ladder Farms
  • Roger Savoy from Homebrew Emporium
  • Sam Filler from the Craft Beer Initiative at Empire State Development
  • Peter Olson with a presentation on Zythum: An Egyptian Precursor to Beer

$30.00

Mad Hatter Tea Party

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Sunday, March 2 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Coccadotts is Albany's favorite cupcake maker and winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars!

Come celebrate their achievement at this Wonderland-themed tea party. Children of all ages can be inspired by Coccadotts creations, decorate cupcakes, and, as the proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Institute, be pint-sized philanthropists at the same time!

$10 per person (includes admission into the galleries!)

Please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

$10.00

Potent Potables

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Wednesday, February 26 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

February 26, 2014, 6PM-8PM

CHAMPANGE PUNCH
CHERRY BOUNCE
LIME RUB SHRUB
PUMPELLY PUNCH
REGENTS PUNCH

Savor delicious treats and see a special exhibition of the Albany Institute's collection of punch bowls, including the beautiful Regents Punch Bowl.

COST: $25 per person. Ages 21 and over. ID required.
Please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

This event is hosted by the Albany Institute's Special Events Committee.

 

 

IMAGE: Punch Bowl, China, c. 1765, porcelain, enameled and gilded, Albany Institute of History & Art, Gift of Col. WIlliam Gorham Rice and his son, William Gorham Rice, Jr., u1972.25.1. The Rice family lived in the Rice House, now part of the Albany Institute of History & Art.

$25.00

The Art of Song

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Friday, February 14 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us as two guest artists from Opera Saratoga, soprano Deborah Selig and tenor Gregory Zavracky, perform a variety of songs about love. The intimate setting of the Albany Institute's galleries will delight and excite audiences and warm everyone's hearts on Valentine's. There will also be a champagne and wine reception with savory hors d'oeuvres.

The performance is scheduled early so that guests have plenty of time to enjoy dinner in downtown Albany.

Admission is $50 per person.

Please RSVP by February 7 to Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

 

IMAGE: Dawn Pierce, soprano, and Patrick McNally, baritone, at our 2013 Valentine's Day event.

$50.00

These Exalted Acres Discussion

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Thursday, January 23 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Paul Grondhal, author, and Will Waldrown, photographer, of These Exalted Acres, a Times Union publication, and Norman S. Rice, Albany Institute Director Emeritus, for a talk and discussion about the history of Albany Rural Cemetery and the research that went into writing These Exalted Acres.

A reception and book signing will follow.

Admission is $25 per person. Please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

$25.00

MEMBER MONDAY Recent Acquisitions

Monday, November 18 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Albany Institute of History & Art regularly acquires objects and library materials for its collections through donations and purchases. Join Curator of History & Material Culture, Dr. Douglas McCombs, for a look at recently acquired collections.

FREE for members!

Space is limited. Please RSVP with Kate at 463-4478 ext. 412 or paulyk@albanyinstitute.org.

Membership certainly has its benefits!

1901 Albany Ale Cask Tap

Saturday, November 2 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Join the Albany Ale Project and C. H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Institute of History & Art as we tap the first cask of Albany Ale made in over 100 years! There will be both food and brew at this event.

Tickets are $15.00 per person and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited to 150 people.

 


The Art of Collecting

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Thursday, October 24 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Have you ever wondered what's behind closed doors? Join us a private collectors open their homes and discuss their personal collections. This tour is based in downtown Albany and will include the homes of Douglas Cohn, DVM, and Christine Miles, AIHA Director Emeritus. This event is the inaugural tour for The Art of Collecting program focused on private collections and collecting.

Cost to attend: $50 per person or $75 per couple, includes wine and hor d'oeuvres. For more information, or to RSVP, call Kate Pauly at (518) 463-4478, ext. 412.

IMAGE: Landscape with Tree, John W. Casilear (1811-1893), oil on canvas, c. 1860, Collection of Douglas Cohn, DVM

Reception for The Mystery of the Albany Mummies Exhibition

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Saturday, September 21 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a special reception for the opening of GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies.

$25 per person, includes wine and hors d'oeuvres

For more information or to RSVP, please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext 412.