The nineteenth-century art historian and critic Henry Tuckerman wrote of John Frederick Kensett in his Book of the Artists (1867): "In some of his pictures the dense growth of trees on a rocky ledge, with the dripping stones and mouldy lichens, are … Learn More
Join us in the fall for more Art for All! The first Art for All begins on October 11.
Art for All is a wonderful opportunity for adults and children of all ages to stop by the Albany Institute of History & Art and creatively explore history and art together.
Art for All programs are FREE with museum admission.
Monday, October 13 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
This Columbus Day explore the galleries of the Albany Institute of History & Art for free. The whole family will enjoy drop-in art making activities based on the current exhibitions.
Drop-In Art Making from 10AM-4:30PM
Gallery Talks at 1PM and 3:30PM
Sponsored by M&T Bank
Tuesday, November 11 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bring the whole family to enjoy the Albany Institute of History & Art for free!
Sponsored by M&T Bank
In addition to our galleries and shop being open, we also have:
10AM-4:30PM Drop-in Art Making: Patriotic Pennants in the Art Studio
Special activities related to the War of 1812, with Robert E. Mulligan, Retired New York State Museum Curator of Military History.
10AM-4:30PM Special Display
In honor of Veteran's Day and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, Mulligan will display his collection of miniature soldiers of 1812, recreating the Battle of Queenston Heights, and highlighting the roles played by Albany's Solomon Van Rensselaer of Cherry Hill and Troy's Captain John E. Wool, the hero of the battle.
1:30PM and 3PM Lecture: New York State and the War of 1812 with Robert E. Mulligan
Mulligan will discuss America's lack of preparation for the war, the role of the New York Militia, Albanians Philip and Stephen van Rensselaer, strategies, New York's anti-war politics, and who actually "won" the war. (It was our neighbor to the north).
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. Activities include paper pieced quilting, yarn lacing designs, printmaking, collage and more!
FREE with museum admission
Join us for a new project each month!
Art for All dates start up soon in the Fall!
Saturday, October 11 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 18 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 25 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 1 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 8 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 15 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 22 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 29 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, December 6 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, December 13 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, December 20 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Friday, December 26 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, December 27 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, December 29 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, December 29 • 10:00am - 4:30pm