New York's Capital Region in 50 Objects

Publication update:
This new book will be available in the Museum Shop starting December 8, 2016!

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The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

October 1—December 31, 2016

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Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron

November 5, 2016—February 12, 2017

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Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

June 22, 2016 - December 31, 2016

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Albany Insitute

Museum Celebrates 225th Anniversary in 2016

The Albany Institute of History & Art is New York's oldest museum. We will be celebrating with special exhibitions, events, and admission rates all year!

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Great Gifts at the Museum Shop

The Museum Shop offers a wide selection of local, regional, and specialty items and is a great place to shop for gifts!

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Crisan Cafe at the Albany Institute

Stop by the cafe for delicious foods prepared by Crisan Bakery.

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    Exhibitions

    The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

    October 1—December 31, 2016

    Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes®

    November 25, 2016 - January 29, 2016

    Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron

    November 5, 2016—February 12, 2017

    Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

    June 22, 2016–December 31, 2016

    Fellow Citizen: Aaron Burr

    September 17, 2016 - December 31, 2016

    Ancient Egypt

    Ongoing

    Education

    FAMILY PROGRAMS

    Program Descriptions and Registration

    Art for All

    December 3, 10 & 17: Multi Media Chair Collages

    Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative!  Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute art studio on Saturdays for drop in art making.

    FAMILY DAYS

    Join us for a design challenge that will exercise both your artistic and engineering skills!

    SCHOOL & GROUP PROGRAMS

    Bring your class or group to the museum!

    Calendar

    #GivingTuesday

    Tuesday, November 29

    FILM SCREENING
    WMHT Documentary Hamilton's Albany

    Friday, December 2
    5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm
    Free admission

    ART FOR ALL
    Multi Media Chair Collages

    Saturday, December 3, 10-4:30PM
    Free with museum admission

    FAMILY PROGRAM
    Build it! Chair Art Design Challenge

    Sunday, December 4
    2PM
    Free with museum admission

    LECTURE
    The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden

    Sunday, December 11, 2PM
    Free with museum admission