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Albany Institute of History & Art

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125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 122102296
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Events

When: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The galleries, museum shop, and Crisan Café will be open for extended hours all with free admission.
When: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Crisan Café at the Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission; food and drink on your own
Join the 1791 Club at Crisan Café and treat yourself to some delicious desserts.
When: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
Anja Adriaans, founder and chair of Albany-Nijmegen Friendship, will discuss and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the relief effort for Nijmegen.
When: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Jennifer Raab, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art, Yale University The most celebrated painter in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century, Frederic Church created monumental and celebrated landscapes unsurpassed in their attention to detail. Raab will examine the cultural, scientific, and aesthetic significance of this pictorial approach as well as Church’s later turn from the painted to the physical landscape of Olana, a move that allowed the artist to rethink scale and process while engaging with pressing ecological questions.
When: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
Join Mary DeWitt, Sara DeWitt, and Stephanie Woodard, third and fourth generation descendants of the original Rapp Road community founders for a discussion of the important role that these families played in the history of Albany.
When: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free for AIHA members; $10 for non-members
Join us for a special night of celebration and refreshments as we open this dynamic new exhibition.
When: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History and Art
Cost: Members: Free Adults: $10 Seniors: $8 Students: $8 (must present ID) Children 6-12: $6 Children under 6: Free
The exhibition, The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth century to the present day
When: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 until Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative. Saturdays from 10AM-4:30PM
When: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ben Thompson, Exhibition Curator, and Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
When: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
The galleries, museum shop, and Crisan Café will be open for extended hours.
When: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Dr. Sahar Saleem, Professor of Radiology at Faculty of Medicine-Cairo University Dr. Saleem, who was personally involved in the research, will review what is known about the life, death, and mummification of the great Pharaohs and queens of the New Kingdom including Tutankhamun, Amenhotep III, Tiye, Ramesses II, and Ramesses III.
When: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Visit the museum for free today! Plus, the whole family will enjoy making model chairs in our Art Studio. Sponsored by M&T Bank
When: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $10 per person
Come see where we store some of our historic chairs. You’ll be surprised at what we have! Then, hear more remarkable stories from chairs throughout Albany in the special event, In the Hot Seat.
When: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
A pecha kucha (whirlwind tour) revealing some of the stories behind highlighted chairs in the collections of Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) members.
When: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative. Saturdays from 10AM-4:30PM
When: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $40 per person, pre-registration required
Join curator Diane Shewchuk for a discussion and close-up look at 40 of the museums folding fans. The fans were selected by enthusiastic fan collector and museum consultant Dr. Abbey Cash and range in date from the 18th century to the early 20th century. Lunch will follow.
When: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Susan Rather, Associate Chair, Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Austin. Rather will examine the status of artists from different geographical, professional, and material perspectives. Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.
When: Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 3rd floor, Dutch Gallery
Cost: Members: Free Adults: $10 Seniors: $8 Students: $8 (must present ID) Children 6-12: $6 Children under 6: Free
This installation focuses on a single painting and its making, The Arrival of Governor George Clinton, by Rensselaer County artist Len Tantillo.
When: Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History & Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University Norton will discuss her most recent research and how it relates to Liberty's Daughters her award-winning examination of the interplay of gender, society, and politics in America from the beginnings of settlement to 1800. Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities
When: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Did you know Oprah collects Shaker furniture? For decades, Shaker furniture has been sought by collectors worldwide. Join for a special program on the history and design of Shaker chairs.
When: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative. Saturdays from 10AM-4:30PM
When: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Vivian Beer and Jon Brooks, Designers Award-winning artists Beer and Brooks will present an overview of their work and then discuss the works included in the exhibition, Beer’s Current Chair and Brooks’ Solid Elm Ball Chair.

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