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In Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Academy and DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 6 pm

Janine Antoni and Jill Sigman, 2012


Featuring DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012

Performance by Janine Antoni
and Jill Sigman at 6:30 pm
Cocktails and Seated Dinner
Performance by gelitin

Black Tie
Elmwood Avenue Entrance
Valet Parking

For more information, please contact Caterine Gatewood at 716.270.8274, or

All proceeds benefit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. 


DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012 is presented by M&T Bank.

This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of the late Peggy Pierce Elfvin. Additional support has been provided by Mark McCain and Caro MacDonald, Deborah B. and Brian J. Lipke, and The Watt Family Foundation.

Janine Antoni and Jill Sigman’s performance is a project of Creative Capital.


This performance in Buffalo is made possible through the generous support of Sara G. Skerker, with additional support from The Phyllis L. Goldman Memorial Endowment Fund.

M&T Bank
Delaware North Companies

Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Penny and Charles Banta
Elisabeth Roche Wilmers and Robert G. Wilmers 

Charles E. Balbach
Robert J. Bojdak and Sarah C. Williams
Drs. Helen and Andrew Cappuccino
Catherine and Stephen Foley
Galerie Lelong
Hodgson Russ LLP
Roberta and Michael Joseph
The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.
LPCiminelli, Inc.
Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Carolyn and John Yurtchuk
Leslie and Howard Zemsky 

The Floristry
Magic Hat
Southern Wine & Spirits

DECADE Gala Committee 

Elisabeth Roche Wilmers and Robert G. Wilmers 

Penny and Charles Banta
Robert J. Bojdak and Sarah Williams
Helen and Andy Cappuccino
Victoria Beck Newman and James Newman 

Charles E. Balbach
Steven G. Biltekoff
Catherine and Stephen Foley
Sarah C. Goodyear
Martha and Thomas R. Hyde
Roberta and Michael Joseph
Connie and Seymour H. Knox IV
Victoria and Northrup R. Knox, Jr.
Jody and Gerald Lippes
Leslie and Howard Zemsky

Event Recap

A weekend of events celebrating the special exhibition DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012 took place at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on October 26 and 27, 2012. Beginning on Friday, October 26, artists, gallerists, scholars, Buffalo cultural colleagues, and Gallery supporters participated in a series of conversations between artists and curators, the premiere of an installation by Susan Phillipsz in the Gallery’s Auditorium, a performance by John Bock, and a panel discussion on commerce and creativity.

The weekend culminated in a black-tie gala presented by M&T Bank and Delaware North Companies on Saturday, October 27. More than two hundred and forty guests enjoyed a gourmet meal provided by Delaware North Companies, as well as performances by Janine Antoni and Jill Sigman, and the artist collective gelitin.

The Albright-Knox extends its appreciation to honorary chairpersons Elisabeth Roche Wilmers and Robert Wilmers, as well as event chairpersons Penny and Charles W. Banta, Helen and Andy Cappuccino, Victoria Beck Newman and Jim Newman, and Sarah Williams and Robert J. Bodjak.

View photos from the DECADE celebration weekend, below.