In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

February 11—March 26, 2017

An exhibition created and curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / The New York Public Library.

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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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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    Ancient Egypt




    Join us for this wonderful event organized by the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region!  Enjoy drumming, dance, spoken word, music and more.

    This special performance by Capital Repertory Theatre commemorates the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the incredible Erie Canal! The performance is recommended for grades 3 and up, and admission is free.


    Program Descriptions 

    Art for All

    March 4, 11, 18 & 25: Crushed Shell Mosaics

    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, March 25, 10AM—4:30PM

    They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal

    Thursday, March 30 at 6PM
    Free admission

    Revisiting Local History with @AlbanyArchives

    Sunday, April 2 at 2PM
    Free with museum admission

    Art for All

    Saturday, April 3, 10AM—4:30PM