Captured Moments: 170 Years of Photography from the Albany Institute

January 28—May 21, 2017

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Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway

March 4—June 18, 2017

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Spotlight: Erie Canal

March 25—August 20, 2017

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Albany Insitute

Mohawk-Hudson Regional

June 17, 2017-Septemeber 3, 2017

Crisan Cafe at the Albany Institute

Stop by the cafe for delicious foods prepared by Crisan Bakery.

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Albany Institute

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 Hudson River School

    Through June 18, 2017 (exhibition will be expanded and re-open July 8, 2017)

    Spotlight: Erie Canal

    March 25—August 20, 2017

    Ancient Egypt




    During this multi-generational concert, Dave Ruch will present music about life on the Erie Canal, offering classic sing-a-longs and rarely-heard stories from the days of "Clinton's Ditch."  Free with museum admission.


    Program Descriptions 

    Art for All

    April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 25: Erie Canal Watercolor Paintings

    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.


    Bring your class or group to the museum!


    Ages 6-12

    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. 

    Ages 3-5

    In this program, parents and children explore the museum's galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create exciting art projects!


    Art for All

    Saturday, April 29, 10AM—4:30PM
    Free with museum admission

    19th Century Landscape Photography

    Sunday, April 30, 2PM
    Diane Waggoner, Curator of 19th-Century Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

    A Presentation on The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

    Thursday, May 4, 6PM
    Free admission

    The City School District of Albany 2017 Elementary School Art Show

    Friday, May 5, 5-8PM
    Saturday, May 6, 10AM-5PM
    Sunday, May 7, Noon-5PM
    Free admission to this special exhibition