Work of Art

Join us for the fourth annual Work of Art! This year's fundraising event will feature a contemporary art auction.

Join us for the fourth annual Work of Art!

Enjoy fine fare, support the museum and local artists at our Work of Art Auction, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting (opening November 21).

The centerpiece of this year's Work of Art fundraising event will be a silent art auction. This auction will celebrate and promote one of the Capital Region's greatest assets: its vibrant community of working artists. The Albany Institute has worked with contemporary artists for generations, and this art auction will continue the museum's support of local art. Proceeds raised will be shared between the Albany Institute and the presenting artists, encouraging generations of art creators and art appreciators to continue to thrive in the Capital Region.

See a sample of some of the artwork that will be included in this year's auction (PDF)

Tickets start at $75. For more information and to purchase tickets, order them here, call Briana at 463-4478, ext. 412, or email her at Tickets will not be mailed. Please check in at our registration desk on the night of the event.

This event is hosted by the Work of Art Committee: Deborah Groesbeck Bennett, Frances Chiaretta-Smith, Beth Desmond, Sarah Elmendorf DeStefano, Barbara Featherstonhaugh, Denise Gorman, Barbara K. Hoehn, Ellen Jabbur, Kimberly Sanger Jones, Jean Lewis Maloy, Morgan White Whalen

Thank you to our lead sponsor UHY LLP. Additional sponsors include: Austin & Co., Inc; Capital Bank; Cannon, Heyman & Weiss, LLP; The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center; E. Stewart Jones, Hacker, Murphy, LLP; Price Chopper's Golub Foundation; Groff Networks, LLC; J. H. Maloy Inc.; Keeler Motor Car Company; Mirkovic Teal Group; MM Hayes; M&T Bank; Nigro Companies; Omni Development Company, Inc.; The Pilates Principle; Woodland Hill Montessori School; The University at Albany Foundation 

IMAGE: Margin of Silence, Kay Sage, 1942, Oil on canvas, ht. 18" x w. 15", Albany Institute of History & Art, gift of the estate of Kay Sage Tanguy, 1964.38.

Katherine (Kay) Linn Sage (Tanguy) was an internationally known Surrealist painter who was born in Albany, New York. Sage's work includes forms covered with rigid draperies, sometimes suggesting figurative shapes beneath. This piece, Margin of Silence, is the Albany Institute's most traveled painting, having been most recently on view at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.

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