Lesson Descriptions

Ancient Egypt: Art & Culture (Grades 3–8)

The Albany Institute's collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt as well as its mummies provide students with an opportunity to learn about culture and customs of daily life in ancient Egypt.  They will be able to compare and contrast modern life with that of the past through discussion of relics and artifacts illustrating the art of the time.  

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Traders & Culture (Grades 3–8)

The lives of people who settled in the Hudson Valley in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and the Native Americans who lived along side them are illuminated for students through the exploration of the Albany Institute’s collection of paintings, account books, furniture, ceramics, maps, metal ware, documents, tools, and more.

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Discovering the Museum (Grades pre-K–1, ages 4–6)

Introduce young children to the museum as a place to explore and discover works of art and historical objects.  Students will be led on an interactive journey through our galleries making valuable connections between the past and their lives today.

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Art, Artists, & Nature: The Hudson River School (Grades 4–12)

Landscape paintings created by 19th century Hudson River artists celebrate the majestic beauty of our region.  Students will learn about 19th century American culture and environmental concerns.

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