Family Days

Don't miss these fun-filled family programs, which include lots of museum activities for participants of all ages—art workshops, performances, gallery activities, and more.

SPECIAL EVENT Saratoga Sings of Art & Inspiration

Tuesday, May 1 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Join the artists of Opera Saratoga for Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration - a concert of opera and song inspired by the visual arts.

Soprano Asleif Willmer, mezzo soprano Paulina Villarreal, baritone John Tibbetts, and pianist Sara Chiesa will join together for an entrancing program featuring music by Mozart, Poulenc, Granados, Bolcom and more! 

Admission to the concert is free, but advance registration is highly recommended as space is limited! 

Register here


SPECIAL EXHIBITION The City School District of Albany 2018 Elementary School Art Show

Friday, May 4 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, May 5 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, May 6 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm

We are delighted to partner with the City School District of Albany to present this wonderful showcase of student talent featuring visual art works by students from each of the twelve Albany elementary schools.

This exhibition grew out of our service with the Superintendent's Arts Advisory Committee that was formed in order to build creative relationships and share resources with stakeholders, community organizations, and arts professionals.

  • Friday, May 4 from 5—8PM | Free admission
  • Saturday, May 5 from 10AM—5PM | Included with admission
  • Sunday, May 6 from 10AM—5PM | Included with admission



Ages 6 & up: Sunday, May 20 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages 6 and above
All painters must register.
Museum admission is included with registration.
$25 non-members; $20 members per painter

Join us for an afternoon of painting fun for the whole family!  This special paint workshop is a great parent child bonding opportunity and makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift, too.  To start we’ll get experimental as we try out mark marking by painting without brushes.  Engaging materials like feathers, and bubble wrap will be used to create movement, pattern and lines.  We’ll also paint our own masterworks as our teaching artist leads us through a beautiful birch tree landscape painting created on canvas board.

A discounted Family gift membership for participants of the family paint workshop. Normally $85, for this workshop only, we can offer it for just $60. A Family Membership means free admission for two adults and two children or grandchildren under age 18, and comes with other benefits like 10% off in our Museum shop, and special Members-Only programs. To purchase this discounted gift membership, contact Nicki Brown at 518.463.4478, ext. 437 or

For more information about the paint workshop contact Sarah Clowe at 518-463-4478- ext 435 or e-mail to
Registration tips:
If using a mobile device to register please change viewing settings to full desktop view to allow purchase to be completed.

Emergency contact information is not necessary to fill out with registration since this is not a drop off program.


Participation in the event assumes consent for photographs to be used for museum purposes unless participants otherwise notify the Albany Institute of History & Art.