Art for All

Saturdays: 10am to 4:30pm from Mid October through Mid May                (Additional days added during holiday breaks!)

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!


Museum Open

Monday, December 29 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, December 30 • 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Albany Institute will be open on Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30 (we're normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

Come explore the galleries, make art in the studio, and shop in our Museum Shop!

It's a great way to spend time with friends and family this holiday season.

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.  This season visit with artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional exhibition as they make guest appearances during Art for All days.  Activities include painting, weaving, drawing exercises, multi media work, collage and more!

FREE with museum admission

This season is a great time to visit and meet artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition!

On special Art for All dates guest appearances will be made by the artists to share a project based on their own artwork and/or techniques with you.  Look for artist appearances in the upcoming schedule:

Sat. Dec. 20 Guest Artist Katie DeGroot, Painting

Fri. Dec. 26 Scratch Art!: Use the medium of scratch art (scraffito) to explore some of the textile designs in the Undercover exhibition!

Sat. Dec. 27 Stitching on Plastic Canvas: Decorate small round shapes with yarn and string.

Mon. Dec. 29 Wax resist painting!  Have you noticed the term resist on one of our Undercover textile labels?  Explore the process of resist art with us using wax and watercolor paint.

Tues. Dec. 30 Printmaking!  Learn to use printing blocks, ink, and brayers as you print some of the patterns from the Undercover exhibition!

Sat. Jan. 3 Crazy Collage: Create fun collages inspired by Victorian crazy quilt designs.

Sat. Jan. 10 Guest Artist Ginger Ertz Pipe Cleaner & Bead Sculpture

Sat. Jan. 17 Guest Artist Alta Turner, Weaving

Sat. Jan. 24 Crazy Collage: Create fun collages inspired by Victorian crazy quilt designs.

Sat. Jan. 31 Crazy Collage: Create fun collages inspired by Victorian crazy quilt designs.

Schedule subject to change


Monthly Featured Project

December Featured Project:

Stitching on Plastic Canvas: December, 13th, & 27th

Guest Artist Appearances and Specialized Projects on: Saturdays, December 6th & December 20th

Special Holiday Break Art for Alls on:

Friday, December 26th: Scratch Art

Monday, December 29th: Wax Resist Painting                                                    
Tuesday, December 30th: Printmaking

Scratch art example using patterns from textiles in the Undercover exhibition.