Family Programs

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FREE THEATRE PERFORMANCE They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal

Thursday, March 30 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Capital Repertory Theater will be at the Albany Institute for this special traveling performance!

LECTURE Revisiting Local History with @AlbanyArchives

Sunday, April 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Our guest today is Matt Malette, creator of Twitter feed @AlbanyArchives and the Albany Postcard Project

MEMBER EVENT Annual Meeting

Monday, April 3 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for our annual meeting!

FREE CONCERT Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration

Thursday, April 13 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for opera in the galleries tonight with Opera Saratoga.

April Art Break 2017 Shell Art

In this three day drop off program, children will have the opportunity to explore the Albany Institute’s galleries and create an array of art work inspired by our current exhibition, Wampum World.

LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING Alone in this Remote Place: The Pioneering Women Biologists of New York's Raptor Recovery Programs

Thursday, April 27 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Our guest today is author and journalist Darryl McGrath.

LECTURE 19th Century Landscape Photography

Sunday, April 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Our guest today is Diane Waggoner, Curator of 19th-Century Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Artful Mornings 2017

Join us as we explore creative movement, simple photography methods, bright colors, 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 permanent collections. Summer class techniques will include drawing, painting, carving, sculpture, printing, and collage.

'Tute for Tots Summer 2017

'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. The 8 week class session runs from July 14th to September 1st. Join us this summer for a colorful world of fun as we discover different art mediums!


Friday, March 3 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, April 7 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 5 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, June 2 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, July 7 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, August 4 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, September 1 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 6 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, November 3 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, December 1 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

We're open for free this evening!