2018 Museum Gala

Member Events, Fundraising Events

Join us for a night to remember at the 2018 Museum Gala on June 16, 2018 at the Albany Institute of History & Art. This year’s gala is At the museum, For the museum.

Tickets for this event are no longer available online. Please contact Nicki Brown at brownn@albanyinstitute.org for more information.


The Albany Institute of History & Art’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the 2018 Museum Gala. This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, June 16 with with dinner in the museum galleries for the first time in a long time. We will celebrate the museum’s award-winning exhibitions and programs.

Phoebe Powell Bender is our 2018 Museum Gala honoree. Recognized as an immensely accomplished and devoted volunteer within the non-profit community, Phoebe has worked tirelessly with countless boards and organizations to support the arts, public policy and reproductive health for over 50 years. 

The annual gala is Albany Institute’s largest fundraiser in support of our exhibitions and educational programs. This year’s gala will celebrate the museum. There is no better way to experience this celebration than to have dinner in our beautiful galleries, surrounded by artwork. It promises to be a night to remember. The evening will begin with cocktails followed by a lovely seated dinner from Mazzone Hospitality. Auctions, pop-up exhibitions, and surprise entertainment will be part of the festivities. This year’s gala will be a truly memorable event as we continue to support the museum’s future.

Tickets are $225 each for AIHA Members and $275 each for Non-members. You may join us in honoring Phoebe Powell Bender by joining the Honorary Committee at the Junior level (40 & under) at $300 each, the Patron level at $350 each, or the Benefactor level at $500 each. Thank you for supporting the Albany Institute!


Information for guests: Valet is available in front of the museum building at 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York.

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