After completing his first series of monumental paintings, The Course of Empire, Thomas Cole settled on an equally challenging sequel. The painting series The Voyage of Life—for which this is a small oil study—uses a stream and a voyager as metaphors for … Learn More
The Albany Institute presents a broad range of public programs related to our collections, exhibitions, and special projects.
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 fall, and early winter visit with artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional exhibition as they make guest appearances during Art for All days. Activities include painting, felting, 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 on the following dates:
Sat. Oct. 11 Paul Rothenstein, Technical Drawing Exercises
Mon. Oct. 13 Jamie Rodriguez, Foam Sculpture
Sat. Oct. 18 Lutz Scherneck, Painting with Non Traditional Materials
Sat. Nov. 1 Lou Getty, Felting
Sat. Nov. 8 Marie-Louise McHugh
Sat. Nov. 15 David Ricci, Exploring Shape & Color with Paper Piecing
Sat. Dec. 6 Oliver Peters, Multi Media Landscapes
Sat. Dec. 20 Katie DeGroot
Sat. Jan. 10 Ginger Ertz Pipe Cleaner & Bead Sculpture
Sat. Jan. 17 Alta Turner, Weaving
Schedule subject to change
Friday, November 28th, & Saturday November 29th from 10:00-4:30
Sunday, November 30th from Noon-4:30
Sunday, November 30 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
As part of the museum's Thanksgiving weekend celebration, Home for the Holidays, renowned food historian Peter Rose will share stories and recipes from her newest book, Delicious December. Join her for a delightful exploration of the Dutch roots of many of our favorite holiday traditions as she tempts us with more than a hundred treasured recipes adapted for contemporary entertaining. Treats will be available to sample and purchase.
Saturday, December 6 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Brownie Scouts are invited to join us and get creative! Puppets are a great tool to express yourself and tell a tale. We'll experiment with different art techniques and materials as we make our own characters come to life.
Registration is required and is available at https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/FamilyManagement/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=597502080 or by calling Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York at (518) 348-1413.
Sunday, December 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Matthew J. Kirk, Principal Investigator/Cultural Resource Specialist, Hartgen Archeological Associates
Recent excavations and research revealed outbuildings on Ten Broeck land likely used as summer kitchesn and/or slave quarters. With a unique mix of archeology and history, these findings provide insight into the slave/master relationships shortly before abolition. They suggest we reconsider our modern concepts of slavery in the north at the end of the eighteenth century.
Free with museum admission
This lecture is co-sponsored by Partners for Albany Stories (PASt).