Lectures

Below you will find upcoming lectures and events from the Albany Institute of History and Art

LECTURE Under the Dress

General: Sunday, January 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Diane Shewchuk, Curator

Interested in seeing examples of Victorian under garments from the museum's collection or learning what it took to dress the mannequins in the exhibition Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection? Join curator Diane Shewchuk for a lively show and tell.

Included with museum admission

LECTURE Pleasing the Powerful Goddess: Amenhotep III’s Statues of Sekhmet

General: Sunday, April 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dr. Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

In the fifteenth century BC, pharaoh Amenhotep III commissioned over seven hundred over-lifesized statues of the lioness-headed goddess Sekhmet, “the Powerful One,” in hard granodiorite, as part of one of the largest sculptural programs ever undertaken.

Today, these statues are scattered in museums all over the world, Albany included; numbers of them still turn up in excavations in Egypt. Learn about these statues, their meaning, and the ongoing story of their discovery.

Included with museum admission