2020 Museum Gala: Now An Artful Evening!

Member Events, Fundraising Events

Update July 31, 2020:
We are happy to announce that the Albany Institute will host An Artful Evening on Wednesday, November 4! This event is a combination of our two annual signature events, the Museum Gala and Work of Art. Find out more below. Click here to learn how to submit original artwork for our silent art auction, and click here for more information about corporate sponsorship.

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 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. 

While we may not know yet what form An Artful Evening will take, it 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.

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

Wednesday, November 4 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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