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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    The Fashionable Portrait

    July 15, 2017 - March 31, 2018

    Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage

    September 2, 2017—March 31, 2018

    Ancient Egypt




    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!
    Tuesday, February 20 – Thursday, February 22, 9 AM – Noon
    Ages 6-12

    In this three-day drop-off program students will be inspired by the current exhibition, Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor’s original illustration for American Girl. We’ll learn more about the story of the character, Addy and complete art and craft forms related to her time frame of 1864.


    Program Descriptions 

    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.
    January 28, 1:00-2:30pm
    Come get crafty with us as you enjoy a tasty treat.  We’ll draw inspiration from the Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection exhibition and create a fancy collage using ribbons, lace, buttons and beads.  Each participant will also receive a cup of hot chocolate and two cookies. Register online.

    ADULT ART NIGHT: #ColorOurCollections

    Thursday, February 8, 5:30-7:30PM
    $8 non-members; $5 members 

    Enjoy a relaxing night as you add your own color to images from the Albany Institute’s collections! Each participant will receive 6 images from the museum’s collection printed on cardstock and will have the opportunity to use diverse coloring media such as water soluble pencils and crayons, colored pencils, and colored pens to fill the images in. 


    Monday, Jan. 15, 10:00AM-5:00 PM
    Drop-in Art Making 10AM-4:30PM
    Monday, Feb. 19, 10:00AM-5:00 PM
    Drop-in Art Making 10AM-4:30PM


    Bring your class or group to the museum!


    Freelancers Networking Event

    Wednesday, December 6, 5:30-7:30PM
    Hosted by the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy

    Free, but registration required

    Lace Bracelets

    Thursday, December 7, 6-7:30PM
    $15 non-members | $10 members
    Register online

    Evening at the Institute

    Thursday, December 7, 5-8PM
    Free admission

    Art for All: Recycled Mini Look-Alike Sculptures

    Saturday, December 9, 10:30AM-4:30PM

    Drop-in art making
    Included with museum admission

    Evening at the Institute

    Thursday, December 14, 5-8PM
    Free admission