Thursday, April 20 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Curious about where we store our collections? Want to see some of the things that are not on view?
Take a tour with curator Diane Shewchuk and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes at the oldest museum in New York State.
Space is limited to 12. RSVP required.
$15 per person | RSVP to (518) 463-4478 ext 412 or online
21 and over: Saturday, April 8 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
This fun, regional craft beer tasting is a fundraiser for the Albany Institute of History & Art and it's an opportunity for the community to see brewing and distilling artifacts from the museum's collection, hear from industry experts, and receive a commemorative glass.
This year, we're toasting to the bicentennial of the groundbreaking of the original Erie Canal!
Participating brewers: (as of March 23, 2017)
Argyle Brewing Co.
Brown's Brewing Company
Green Wolf Brewing Company
Rare Form Brewing Company
Rip Van Winkle Brewery
The Beer Diviner
The best IPAs in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys will be selected in a blind taste test!
Master of Ceremonies: Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union restaurant critic
Special Invitation: Irish Red Ale
People's Choice Awards: Select your favorite brew among all the beers served at this year's event!
Plus music by George Ward, designated balladeer of the Erie Canal
Register online or call (518) 463-4478 ext. 412
In advance: $35 non-members/ $30 members
At door: $40 non-members/ $35 members
New World Bistro
Special thanks to:
Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti
Free cab rides home courtesy of Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti
If you don't have a designated driver, simply call 1800-LAW-1010 (1-800-529-1010). Enjoy Hudson Valley Hops- have a good time and please drink and drive responsibly.
Monday, April 3 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Members are invited to join the AIHA Board of Trustees for a reception with light refreshments followed by an illustrated review of 2016.
Then, join the curatorial staff for a special tour of the exhibition New to the Collections and get a sneak peek at some of the 2017 acquisitions to the collection.
Free, but RSVPs are required | RSVP online or to (518) 463-4478 ext.412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 25 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, November 26 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, November 27 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Come to the Albany Institute this Thanksgiving weekend for a variety of holiday themed programs and events. We'll be decked out in winter wonder and ready to welcome you and your out-of-town guests!
Elizabeth Sonneborn | Capital Wine | Fenimore Asset Management, Inc. | Price Chopper's Golub Foundation | Woodland Hill Montessori School
Saturday, November 12 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hudson Valley and New York City resident Patrick Harbron began his career photographing the icons of rock and roll. From Blondie to The Who, Harbron has captured these artists and many others at pivotal moments in their careers. Now, explore more than 70 of his concert and portrait photographs of influential musicians from the 1970s and 1980s. This exhibition also includes some of Harbron's concert posters, memorabilia, and souvenirs, as well as guitars from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
food | drink | music
concert attire encouraged
$25 AIHA members/ $35 non-members
sign up here or call 518.463.4478 ext 403
RSVP by November 8
Exhibition sponsors: Bank of America
David & Lois Swawite
Lavelle & Finn, LLP
Campito Plumbing & Heating | Digitalx-Press
Thursday, November 3 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Celebrating 225 Years of History & Art
Join us for the 5th annual Work of Art fundraiser!
Preview our upcoming exhibition Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron, savor delicious hors d’oeuvres by Mazzone Catering courtesy of John J. Nigro, and enjoy music by Peg and Bill Delaney.
This event features a contemporary art auction with a wide selection of pieces by local artists. Bid in this silent auction to spruce up your own home or find the perfect gift, all while supporting local artists and the Albany Institute.*
Tickets are available for purchase at $75 for members; $100 for non-members. For more information please contact Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 or email@example.com.
RSVP has been extended to October 27, 2016.
*Proceeds from the art auction are split 50/50 between the artist and the Albany Institute. Check out samples of the artwork here.
Saturday, June 11 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Please join us and be a part of the 2016 Annual Museum Gala.
This year marks the 225th anniversary of the Albany Institute of History & Art. It is with pleasure that the museum announces its 2016 Gala will celebrate the Albany Institute’s 225th anniversary and founding in 1791, when George Washington was President. Our 2016 Museum Gala will be held on Saturday June 11, 2016 at the estate of our gracious hosts, Catherine and Bernard Conners, in Loudonville, New York.
This not-to-be missed evening will begin with cocktails and a viewing of the Belmont Stakes followed by a lovely seated dinner by Mazzone Catering. Throughout the night, auctions with auctioneer Dr. Mark Fruiterman, performance, and dancing accompanied by the Silver Arrow Band will create a truly memorable event as we support a worthy cause.
Saturday, April 16 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Thanks to sponsors and participants for making the 5th annual Hudson Valley Hops a success!
Steve Barnes of the Times Union’s Table Hopping, celebrity judges Ric Orlando from New World Bistro, Dimitrios Menagias from the City Beer Hall, Silvia Meder Lilly from The Lark + Lily and Beer Master, Sarah Jane McLaughlin of New World Bistro.
And of course, a very happy 35th anniversary to Wm.Newman's Pale Ale!
Sunday, January 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kathryn Sheehan, the Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian and Registrar at the Rensselaer County Historical Society
Join us for an insider's view of many of the most intriguing objects in our exhibition. Sheehan's whirlwind talk will range from the little-known Witenagemot Tree to the Collar City's world renowned industrial products.
Free with museum admission
Join us for a special evening of wearing, sharing, and collecting Patty Tobin’s delightful jewelry, including the raffle of a one of a kind piece that the Institute’s collection inspired Patty to make just for us. The piece is a beautiful necklace made of citrine gemstones. Raffle tickets will be available for $10 each.
Free admission. RSVP to Briana at (518) 463-4478, ext. 412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds benefit the Albany Institute of History & Art.
Elizabeth Reiss, Director of Development
518-463-4478, ext. 402