The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute

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Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection

October 7, 2017—February 19, 2018

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Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage

September 2, 2017 — March 31, 2018

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The Fashionable Portrait

July 15, 2017—March 31, 2018

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Crisan Cafe at the Albany Institute

Stop by the cafe the next time you are at the museum or in downtown Albany.

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Great Gifts at the Museum Shop

The Museum Shop offers a wide selection of local, regional, and specialty items and is a great place to shop for gifts!

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    The Fashionable Portrait

    July 15, 2017 - March 31, 2018

    Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage

    September 2, 2017—March 31, 2018

    Ancient Egypt




    Program Descriptions 

    Art for All

    Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative!  Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute art studio on Saturdays for drop in art making.


    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!

    • FREE ADMISSION DAY  Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
    Monday, Jan. 15, 10:00AM-5:00 PM
    Drop-in Art Making 10AM-4:30PM


    Friday, December 29, 2:00 – 3:00PM
    Ages 8 and above
    $15 non-members; $10 members 
    Craft your own special drawstring bag inspired by Victorian reticule handbags.  Participants will practice basic cross stitch technique for the drawstring, and add on fancy details with beads, ribbon and more!

    ADULT ART WORKSHOP: Lace Bracelets

    Thursday, December 7, 6:00-7:30PM
    $15 non-members; $10 members 

    Create your own jewelry inspired by the embellishments in Victorian fashion.  Use beads, and buttons to decorate a piece of lace into a personalized accessory for you, or a fabulous gift item for the upcoming holidays.


    Bring your class or group to the museum!


    Evening at the Institute

    Thursday, November 16, 5-8PM
    Free admission

    Home for the Holidays Free Admission Weekend

    Friday, November 24, 10AM-5PM
    Saturday, November 25, 10AM-5PM
    Sunday, November 26, 12PM-5PM
    Free admission

    The Albany Book and Paper Fair

    Sunday, November 26, 10AM-4PM
    This event is located at the Polish Community Center at 225 Washington Avenues Extension, Albany

    1st Friday

    Friday, December 1, 5-8PM
    Free admission

    Art for All: Recycled Mini Look-Alike Sculptures

    Saturday, December 2, 10:30AM-4:30PM

    Drop-in art making
    Included with museum admission

    Say No to the Dress

    Sunday, December 3, 2PM
    Included with museum admission