2020 Museum Gala

Member Events, Fundraising Events

Update April 1, 2020:
Please note that we have decided to postpone the Museum Gala, originally scheduled for June 5, to a later date. The Gala is the museum's largest fundraiser of the year and many non-profits like the Albany Institute are making decisions to postpone similar key events in light of the current health crisis. We do not have any details at this point but when we have more information to share, we will. We thank you for your patience and support. We look forward to celebrating with you when we can.


Join us for a night to remember at the 2020 Museum Gala at the Albany Institute of History & Art. This year’s gala is again At the museum, For the museum.

The Museum Gala is Albany Institute’s largest fundraiser as it supports our exhibitions and educational programs. This year’s gala, inspired by the current exhibition Recycled & Refashioned: The Art of Ruby Silvious, will celebrate the museum with cocktails and dinner by Mazzone Hospitality in our galleries surrounded by artwork. It will be a memorable event as we continue to support the museum’s future.

Join us to honor Peter and Rose-Marie Ten Eyck of Indian Ladder Farms, an apple orchard, cider mill, and retail farm market near Voorheesville, NY. Indian Ladder is a Capital Region institution with a 104 year history of growing apples. Peter lives on the farm with his wife Rose-Marie. He is the 10th generation of the Ten Eyck family living in the Capital Region - the farm is now run by the 11th generation, their daughter Laura and son Peter. He has served on the boards of KeyCorp, Albany Academy, and Cornell. Rose-Marie (Weber) Ten Eyck came to Albany to teach in the School of Education at the University at Albany. She received her doctorate in linguistics from Cornell, taught at McGill University, and conducted research in Mexico and Peru. She is now retired, surrounded by apple trees and Ten Eycks.

 Peter and Rose-Marie have been generous supporters of the Albany Institute for over 30 years. During his more than 10 years of Albany Institute Board service, Peter served as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Collections Committee. The museum is proud to have many items in its collection related to the Ten Eyck family.

The Museum Gala Committee is thrilled to have Deborah Groesbeck Bennett and Dr. John Bennett as this year's Gala Co-Chairs. The Bennetts themselves have been steadfast supporters of the museum and we are grateful for their help with this year's event.

Click here to join the Honorary Committee. (You will be redirected to a secure external site)

Friday, June 5 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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