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Aurora Borealis Gala

Saturday, November 14, 2015

6:30 pm - 12 am EST

Aurora Borealis guests with Eija-Liisa Ahtila's Horizontal, 2011 (Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

On Saturday, November 14, the Albright-Knox hosted Aurora Borealis, a gala in honor of the opening of Monet and the Impressionist Revolution1860–1910 and celebrating the landmark exhibitions Looking at Tomorrow: Light and Language from the Panza Collection, 1967–1990 and Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Ecologies of Drama.

The evening included a cocktail reception in the Sculpture Court of the 1905 Building, featuring a screening of the museum’s new AK360 video, and dinner amid the masters of Impressionism in the 1962 Building. Following a Nordic-inspired menu created by the culinary master chefs of Delaware North—celebrating 100 years as global leader in hospitality—guests mingled among Monet’s masterworks.

The Albright-Knox extends its sincerest appreciation to Presenting Sponsor Delaware North, Möet Hennessy USA, The Floristry, and Advantage Technology Integration. The museum also extends its appreciation to M&T Bank, generous sponsors of Monet and the Impressionist Revolution1860–1910. Thank you also to all of the evening’s guests who attended and supported this event, which is so vital to the museum. 

All proceeds benefit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Presenting Sponsor

Honorary Chairperson

Countess Rosa Giovanna Magnifico Panza Di Biumo


Helen and Andy Cappuccino
Daniel Lewis
Sarah Williams and Robert Bojdak

Benefactor Hosts

Charles E. Balbach
M&T Bank
Paul William Beltz, P.C.
Anne and Philipp Rimmler
Catherine and Stephen Foley
Christine Sabuda and Christopher Bihary
The Superior Group
Carolyn and John Yurtchuk

Patron Hosts

Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Barbara and Douglas Baker
Penny and Charles Banta
Jennifer and Scott Fisher
Gagosian Gallery
Martha and Tom Hyde
Roberta and Michael Joseph
Jody and Gerald Lippes
NOCO Energy Corporation
University Of Buffalo Neurosurgery

Special Arrangements for the Evening

Beth Anne Breneman
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Casady Design
The Floristry
Moët Hennessy USA
Catherine Nicastro