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We the People Gala

Friday, November 9, 2018

6 pm EST

Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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The Albright-Knox’s annual gala will celebrate the opening of the new exhibition We the People: New Art from the Collection. Whether creating paintings or videos, sculptures or photographs, the artists in this exhibition are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives. The featured works are all new additions to the museum’s collection and most have never before been on view at the Albright-Knox.

This black-tie affair will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Sculpture Court, with the opportunity to view the exhibition in the adjoining galleries. Amid the extraordinary work in the exhibition, special guest artist Subodh Gupta will contribute his culinary talents to the evening. We look forward to an unforgettable evening celebrating incredible art, world-class cuisine and wines, and fellowship among our community in the museum’s historic galleries.

The We the People Gala is now sold out! Thank you for your interest in supporting the museum. If you would like to make a donation or are interested in underwriting opportunities, please contact Deputy Director of Advancement Cathy Gatewood at or 716.270.8274, or Manager of Major Gifts Erin Sheets at or 716. 270.8385.

This signature fundraising event supports the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s artistic, educational, and public programs.


Courtesy rates for out-of-town guests have been arranged at the Westin Buffalo (3 miles from museum). Please call 716.858.5900 and mention the "Albright-Knox block" in order to receive the discounted rate.

Artist Subodh Gupta (right) with Delaware North chefs preparing khichdi and aloo bharta, a pair of traditional Indian dishes, to be shared during the cocktail hour. All photographs by Tom Loonan.

Penny and Charles Banta

David and Audrey Mirvish with Janne Sirén

Albright-Knox Board President Alice Jacobs and Jeremy Jacobs Jr. Photograph by Joe Cascio.

Christopher and Michelle Glynn

Douglas Baker, Cathy Gatewood, Barbara Baker, and Susan O'Connor Baird

Samuel Magavern and Monica Angle

Roger and Karen Walcott, Janne and Sonja Sirén, and Angela McLellan-Desai and Ravi Desai

A guest, Robert Desjardins, and Pamela Dinsmore

Roscoe Henderson and Penelope Panagopoulos

Rachel and Scott Stenclik

Kevin Robinson and Deborah Russell and Peter Jones

Tina Sabuda and Chris Bihary

Carol, Drew, and Sandy Gundlach

Presenting Sponsor


Penny and Charlie Banta
Audrey and David Mirvish

Gala Committee

Barbara and Douglas Baker
Charles E. Balbach
Pamela Dinsmore and Robert Desjardins
Michelle and Christopher Glynn
Meg and Jed Hunter
Alice and Jeremy Jacobs Jr.
Roberta and Michael Joseph
Sonja and Janne Sirén
Rachel and Scott Stenclik
Nicole and Steve Swift
Heather and Jon Williams
Sarah Williams and Robert Bojdak

Exhibition Sponsors

Equipment and technical support for We the People: New Art from the Collection has been provided by Advantage TI.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Additional support has been provided by a gift in honor of Robert Lang Miller Sr.