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The 150th Anniversary Gala

A Dinner Dance in Celebration of the Beginning of the 150th Anniversary Year of the Academy

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 6:30 pm

Guests enjoyed a seated dinner in the Lower Galleries of the 1962 Knox Building amid an installation of Clyfford Still paintings (seen here), and other works from the Gallery's Collection

Presented by

Featuring
The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Sculpture Court, 1905 Albright Building

8 pm Seated Dinner
Lower Galleries, 1962 Knox Building

9:30 pm Dancing
Sculpture Court, 1905 Albright Building 

Black Tie
Elmwood Avenue Entrance
Valet Parking

   

All proceeds benefit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


Sponsors

The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is presented by First Niagara. Support for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Collection-based exhibitions and installations is generously provided, in part, by Peggy Pierce Elfvin; The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.; The John R. Oishei Foundation; and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. Additional support for The Long Curve has been provided by Agnes Gund.

PRESENTING SPONSORS
First Niagara
Delaware North Companies

SUPPORTING SPONSORS
The Floristry
Moët & Chandon

SILVER SPONSORS
Drs. Helen and Andrew Cappuccino, Buffalo Spine Surgery
Catherine and Stephen Foley
NOCO
Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey in Honor of Catherine and Stephen Foley
Jody Ulrich and Gerald Lippes
Leslie and Howard Zemsky 

PATRONS
Penny and Charles Banta
Amy and Joseph Bueme
Alison and James Derrick
Lisa and Scott Friedman
Amy J. Habib
Hodgson Russ / Martha and Tom Hyde
Roberta and Michael Joseph
The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
M&T Bank
Matrix Development Corporation
Paul William Beltz LLP
Lisa and Ted Pierce
Anne and Philipp Rimmler
Amy Habib Rittling and Mark Rittling
Kristin and John Somers
Lisa and Peter Walsh 

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE EVENING
Empire Merchants North
Chris O’Donnell
Wendy Trout, Calligrapher
Twilight


The 150th Anniversary Gala Committee 

 
CHAIRPERSONS
Catherine and Stephen Foley
Lisa and Scott Friedman
Jody Ulrich and Gerald Lippes 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Penny and Charles Banta
Amy and Joe Bueme
Helen and Andy Cappuccino
Amy J. Habib
Martha and Tom Hyde
Roberta and Michael Joseph
Connie and Seymour H. Knox IV
Lisa and Ted Pierce
Anne and Philipp Rimmler
Amy Habib Rittling and Mark Rittling
Kristin and John Somers
Lisa and Peter Walsh
Leslie and Howard Zemsky


Event Recap

 
On Saturday, November 5, the Albright-Knox hosted a special fundraiser kicking off the 150th Anniversary of the Gallery and the opening of the special exhibition The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The evening included a cocktail reception in the Sculpture Court of the 1905 Albright Building, with music by Natural Elements, dinner in the Lower Galleries of the 1962 Knox Building, and desserts and dancing to the music of Twilight in the Sculpture Court.

Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and service were generously provided by Presenting Sponsor Delaware North Companies; champagne and beverages were generously provided by Moët & Chandon; and décor was generously provided by The Floristry.

The Gallery also extends its appreciation to Presenting Sponsor First Niagara and event co-chairs Kate and Steve Foley, Lisa and Scott Friedman, and Jody Ulrich and Gerald Lippes.

View photos from the 150th Anniversary Gala, below.


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