2020 Museum Gala: Now An Artful Evening!

Member Events, Fundraising Events

Update October 11, 2020: Tickets are now onsale! Purchase tickets or join the Honorary Committee. (You will be directed to an external site.)

Join us virtually on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 for An Artful Evening to celebrate the vibrant cultural landscape of our region. This year we have combined our two signature events – the Museum Gala in June and Work of Art in November – into one. An Artful Evening, chaired by Deborah Groesbeck Bennett and Dr. John Bennett will be either in-person or virtual depending on where we are in the fall.

Our Museum Gala honorees are Peter and Rose-Marie Ten Eyck of Indian Ladder Farms, an apple orchard, cider mill, and retail farm market near Voorheesville, NY. Peter and Rose-Marie have been generous supporters of the Albany Institute for over 30 years. During Peter’s more than 10 years of Albany Institute Board service, he 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.

Our Work of Art honoree is Amy Biancolli, a former Times Union reporter who has enthusiastically covered the art, history, and culture of the Capital Region for over 15 years.  Her consistent and thoughtful coverage has enhanced this region’s rich and diverse cultural offerings. Amy will remain in Albany as she begins her new job this fall for Mad in America, nonprofit webzine covering the experiences of people in the mental-health system. 

An Artful Evening will feature a silent auction of works by contemporary artists, continuing the Institute’s support of our vibrant community of regional artists. Proceeds from the auction are shared between the Albany Institute and the artists. Our Museum Gala and Work of Art account for a significant portion of the museum’s annual operating budget. By combining our two signature events, we will significantly reduce overhead so that your support will go directly to exhibitions and education programs at a time when we need it most. Your support of An Artful Evening will enable us to continue fulfilling our mission of connecting people to art and history and each other.

Digital Program Available Here


Wednesday, November 4 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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