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Albany Institute of History & Art

(518) 463-4478
125 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 122102296

Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is a museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region.

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When: Sat, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Albany Institute's exhibitions. Schedule is subject to change, please call (518) 463-4478 to confirm.
When: Sun, May 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Albany Institute's exhibitions. Schedule is subject to change, please call (518) 463-4478 to confirm.
When: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
The Albany Institute will be open for extended hours. Explore the galleries, visit with friends, and shop in our museum store! Free admission
When: Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies Join Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne, historian and former program director at the New York State Archives, for a lively and engaging presentation about the many ways in which the Empire State-and Albany, its capital-have played a key role in the course of American history. In his talk, based on his recently published book, The Spirit of New York, Dr. Dearstyne will share insights into many events in Albany and the upper Hudson Valley that affected the course of New York State history as well as stories of fascinating people such as Jackie Robinson and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose leadership brought changes not to just New York but to the whole county as well. Free with museum admission
When: Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
The Albany Institute will be open for extended hours. Explore the galleries, visit with friends, and shop in our museum store! Free admission
When: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
Richard Kendall, Clark Art Institute, Curator at Large Exhibition curator Richard Kendall will discuss the research and origin of the exhibition and catalogue as well as the significance of its theme. Fundamental to the project has been a close study of the artist's work throughout his career and his rarely discussed preoccupation with the natural world, from flowers, birds, and insects to the majestic landscapes of rural Holland and the south of France. Still underestimated in many approaches to Van Gogh's art is his passion for reading, which included guides to nature, poetry that addressed the countryside, and literally hundreds of novels in Dutch, English, and French that celebrated rural life in an age of expanding towns and cities. This issue will also be explored in the lecture, which will be illustrated with works from Van Gogh and Nature and other sources. Free admission
When: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 until Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 until Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 until Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 until Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 until Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
James Schlett, Journalist, Author, Poet Join award-winning journalist, James Schlett for a reading of selections from his recently published book, A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosopher's Camp in the Adirondacks, published by Cornell University Press. The book recounts the story of a group of artists, poets, and philosophers who ventured into the heart of the Adirondacks in 1858 to camp, hike, hunt, and converse. This "philosopher's camp" helped spark the transcendentalist and preservationist movements in America. The book includes a color insert featuring twelve paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Thomas Cole, Frederic E. Church, Asher B. Durand, and Sanford Gifford. Free admission
When: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 until Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 until Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Egypt: A Step Back in Time Week 7: August 18-20 (Ages 6-12) Travel back to ancient Egypt, as we discover artifacts and symbols in the museum's ancient Egypt exhibition. We'll discover papyrus, & ceramics and make our own versions of jars and ancient papers in the art studio!
When: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 until Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
When: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 until Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $60 non-members; $45 members per week
Tuesdays-Thursdays 9AM-Noon $60 non-members; $45 members per week Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Registration is required and space is limited. Scholarships May Be Available For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org Join us to dabble in landscape art, book arts, and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and our permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, and collage.
When: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 non-members; $8 members - per class
Summer 2015 Theme: Opposites Ages 3-5 with an Adult Friday Mornings 10AM-11:30AM July 10th - September 4 $10 non-members; $8 members per class For more information contact Barbara Collins at 463-4478 ext. 405 or by e-mail at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org 'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available. Opposites! This summer we'll discover many types of opposites as we explore everything from texture to light to temperature. Together we'll explore the galleries, read stories, create our own exciting art projects, and have a great time with sensory play exploration. In the studio we'll create our artwork using methods like painting, collage and weaving.
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