Fundraising Galas & Events

Home for the Holidays: Free Thanksgiving Weekend

Friday, November 24 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, November 25 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, November 26 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come to the Albany Institute this Thanksgiving weekend for a variety of holiday themed programs and events. We'll be decked out in winter wonder and ready to welcome you and your out-of-town guests!

Updated schedule available soon!

  • Visit with a live reindeer (Friday and Saturday)
  • Take your photograph with Santa
  • Discover decorated trees and mantlepieces
  • Admire a special exhibition of miniature dioramas by Joan Steiner, an award-winning illustrator and creator of the Look-Alikes® books
  • Make crafts
  • Shop for handmade items and one-of-a-kind gifts in our Museum Shop
  • Savor exquisite treats from Crisan Cafe
  • Explore our current exhibitions
  • and more!

 

SPONSORS

  • M&T Bank

Work of Art

Thursday, November 2 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm

This year, join us as we recognize Tony Iadicicco as a Work of Art for all of his remarkable accomplishments as a champion of contemporary art in the Capital Region. As Executive Director of Albany Centery Gallery, Iadicicco has continued the legacy of ACG as a vibrant hub for artists and has grown it into an essential part of downtown Albany.

Join the Honorary Committee:

  • Collector: $250
  • Enthusiast: $150

To have your name listed in the printed invitation for the event, RSVP by September 28, 2017.

 

Tickets: $75 members | $100 non-members

RSVP online by October 20, 2017.

Work of Art is the Albany Institute of History & Art's fall fundraiser. This is the sixth year for this cocktail party and art auction event.

The Party of the {Nineteenth} Century

Saturday, October 14 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

ONLINE RESERVATIONS CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13. Please call and speak to a staff member to add yourself to the list. Thanks!

Come celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions with live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and fun surprises!

 

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection
(October 7, 2017-February 19, 2018)

Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor's Original Illustrations for American Girl
(October 14, 2017-June 3, 2018)

 

RSVP
$25 AIHA member | $35 non-member
RSVP online by Friday, October 6.

Questions? Call (518) 463-4478, ext. 414.

 

Period inspired attire encouraged.


Looking for inspiration? We're partnering with The Costumer for discounts on rentals or purchases for this party!

More about the discounts offered by The Costumer, celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2017!

  • 20% off costume rentals for reservations made by October 1 (discount is 10% after October 1)
  • 10% of purchases

Mention this event when making your order!

DONOR CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute

Tuesday, July 25 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Exhibition donors are invited to join us for a champagne reception in the new installation of Hudson River School paintings.

RSVP by July 19 to (518) 463-4478 ext. 403

 

IMAGE: Dawn of Morning, Lake George, Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900), oil on canvas, Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, 1943.95

EXHIBITION RECEPTION The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute

Sorry, registration is currently closed.

Sorry, registration is currently full.

Tuesday, July 25 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CALL (518) 463-4478 ext. 414 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING TONIGHT'S EVENT.

Come celebrate the opening of our new installation of Hudson River School paintings with live music, tasty hors d'ouevres, and cash bar.

Free for AIHA members | $10 non-members

RSVP online. Questions? Call (518) 463-4478 ext. 414

 

IMAGE: Catskill Mountains, Asher B. Durand, c.1830, Oil on canvas, ht.13 3/4" x 18", Albany Institute of History & Art, Gift of Miss Jane E. Rosell, 1987.20.2

OPENING RECEPTION & AWARD CEREMONY 2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

Friday, June 16 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Online ticket sales have been suspended. Tickets are still available via phone at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 or at the front desk.

Mingle with artists and enjoy refreshments at the opening reception and award ceremony of the 2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Remarks and awards at 7PM.

The 2017 Juror is Jack Shear: photographer, curator, collector, and President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.

 

Free for AIHA members; $10 non-members | cash bar

RSVP online

Questions? Contact Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 or thomasb@albanyinstitute.org.

2017 Museum Gala

Saturday, June 10 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Grand Garden Gala will be held on the grounds of a beautiful private home in Loudonville, New York on Saturday, June 10th. Please join us to celebrate our honoree Ellen Jabbur and her many years of service and philanthropy to the museum.

This year’s fundraiser will help support our fall exhibition which will highlight a selection of the Institute’s finest collection of Victorian costumes and accessories.

Hold your breath as you watch the Belmont Stakes. Enjoy a delicious dinner by Mazzone Catering. Dance the night away to the sounds of Silver Arrow Band.

The annual Gala is the museum’s most significant fundraiser, and provides support to our education programs and exhibitions. There are several ways to support this year’s event:

  • Corporate Sponsorship: $1,500—$25,000+
  • Honorary Committee:
    • Benefactor $500
    • Patron $350
  • Junior Honorary Committee (40 years and under): $300
  • General Admission:
    • $225 members 
    • $275 non-members

Please visit our website www.albanyinstitute.org or contact Director of Development & Communications Nancy Laribee at 518-463-4478 x 402 or laribeen@albanyinstitute.org for more information.

Please RSVP by Monday, June 5, 2017

 

Click here to see a preview of the Live Auction Items

$225.00

RECEPTION Albany-Nijmegen: The Sister-City Initiative

Wednesday, May 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

This year is the 70th anniversary of war-relief for the people of the City of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and it is a history tied to the City of Albany’s Tulip Festival.

Join us as we host a special reception honoring that relationship. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and music performed by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck.

Special guests include Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Paul Grondahl, and Anja Adriaans, founder and chair of Stichting FAN: Friendship Albany-Nijmegen .

 

$50 per person | RSVP to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext 412 or online

Each reservation also includes admission to Tulip Trivia: The History & Mystery of Albany's Tulip Festival at 7:30pm

Proceeds go to support the Albany-Nijmegen Sister-City Projects of the Capital City Fund

IMAGE: Help Nijmegen! April 13th-30th Adopt a Family! Times Union, Albany NY, Friday, April 18, 1947, Albany Institute of History & Art Library, MG238/F3, DI 1123


There are three events on May 10:

 

Sponsors
The Sister City Project: Albany-Nijmegen

Albany Medical Center
The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany
The Foy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Jay Harold Jakovic, Esq.
Charles M. Liddle III & Nancy H. Liddle Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
New York State Archives & New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Chet and Karen Opalka
Palace Theatre
Park Albany
Frank and Sarah Slingerland
Standish Family Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Special Thanks to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

 

SPECIAL EVENT Tulip Trivia: The History and Mystery of Albany's Tulip Festival

Wednesday, May 10 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm

ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE REGISTER AT DOOR (CASH ONLY)

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE UNIVERSITY CLUB AT 141 WASHINGTON AVENUE

Hosted by @AlbanyArchives Matt Malette and the City of Albany Gardener Jess Morgan

Think you know Albany’s history? Join us for a fun-filled event in honor of Tulip Festival!

$10 per person: light fare, cash bar | Sign-up online at www.albanyinstitute.org

This event is presented in conjunction with the City of Albany and the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau and sponsored by All Over Albany.

 

Proceeds go to support the Albany-Nijmegen Sister-City Projects of the Capital City Fund

IMAGE: Workmen Installing Tulip Festival Advertisement, Unidentified photographer, Gelatin silver print, ht. 8 1/2" x w. 6", Albany Institute of History & Art Library, Morris Gerber Collection_F49B26P_1993.010.5478P

 

There are three events on May 10:

 

Sponsors
The Sister City Project: Albany-Nijmegen

Albany Medical Center
The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany
The Foy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Jay Harold Jakovic, Esq.
Charles M. Liddle III & Nancy H. Liddle Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
New York State Archives & New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Chet and Karen Opalka
Palace Theatre
Park Albany
Frank and Sarah Slingerland
Standish Family Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Special Thanks to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tours

Thursday, April 20 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Curious about where we store our collections? Want to see some of the things that are not on view?

Take a tour with curator Diane Shewchuk and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes at the oldest museum in New York State.

Space is limited to 12. RSVP required.

$15 per person | RSVP to (518) 463-4478 ext 412

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. PLEASE CALL (518) 463-4478 ext 412