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!

Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

June 22, 2016 - December 31, 2016

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Masterworks: Paper

 
 
 
April 30—October 16, 2016

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

October 1—December 31, 2016

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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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Albany Institute

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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    Exhibitions

    Masterworks: Paper

    April 30, 2016–October 16, 2016

    Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

    June 22, 2016–December 31, 2016

    Fellow Citizen: Aaron Burr

    September 17, 2016 - December 31, 2016

    Ancient Egypt

    Ongoing

    Education

    FAMILY DAYS

    Enjoy this holiday Monday, and drop in the art studio between 10:00-4:30 to make a model chair inspired by the Art of Seating exhibition.

    FAMILY PROGRAMS

    Program Descriptions and Registration

    Art for All

    October 1,8, 15, 22: Mini Chairs

    October 29: Egyptian Masks

    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.  Activities are based off of our current exhibitions and include techniques involving painting, drawing, multi media work, collage and more!

    LEGO BUILDING CHALLENGE: ROCK & ROLL

    November 11th, 12th, and 13th

    Let your imagination run wild, share your vision, and earn awards in our lively Lego Building Challenge!

    SCHOOL & GROUP PROGRAMS

    Bring your class or group to the museum!

    Calendar

    Evening at the Institute

    Thursday, September 29
    5PM—8PM
    Free admission

    MEMBER EVENT
    Exhibition Preview & Champagne Reception

    Friday, September 30, 5-6PM
    For Sponsor Level ($250) AIHA members and above. RSVP to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412

    EXHIBITION OPENING
    The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

    Friday, September 30, 6-8PM
    Free/AIHA members; $10/non-members

    ART FOR ALL
    Mini Chairs

    Saturday, October 1, 10-4:30PM
    Free with museum admission

    LECTURE & GALLERY TALK
    The Art of Seating

    Ben Thompson, Exhibition Curator and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL

    Sunday, October 2, 2PM
    Free with museum admission