Acquired while traveling through France in 1812 and 1813, this elegant French clock was one of Stephen Van Rensselaer IV’s possessions that he took to the manor house in 1840, when he and his wife Harriet moved in. Its surface—richly ornamented with gilt … Learn More
The Albany Institute presents a broad range of public programs related to our collections, exhibitions, and special projects.
Thursday, January 29 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Two men named Hamilton Fish were pronounced dead on the front page of a 1936 newspaper: one, a statesman (performed by Theodore Bouloukos) and the other, a serial killer (performed by Bill Weeden). This film tells the story of the newspaper editor who steps into a fantasy world attempting to comprehend the coincidence.
In live performance, Mason will sing all of the film's songs in costume, performing in sync to the soundtrack.
Mason is a sculptor, songwriter, and performer whose work has been shown at museums across the country.
Wednesday, January 28 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday, January 29 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday, January 30 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, January 31 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, February 1 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, February 4 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday, February 5 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday, February 6 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
We are changing out our exhibitions and offering discounted admission while we prepare for the opening of Triple Play! Baseball at the Albany Institute.
Enjoy historic textiles, ancient Egyptian artifacts, Hudson River School paintings, and more!
Saturday, January 10 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, January 11 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, January 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, January 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Monday, January 19 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, January 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, January 25 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, January 31 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, February 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, February 7 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, February 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, February 14 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, February 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Monday, February 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, February 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, February 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, February 28 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, March 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, March 7 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, March 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, March 14 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, March 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, March 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, March 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday, March 28 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
On Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays we offer gallery talks led by volunteer docents.
These tours take place at 1PM and are free with museum admission.
Thursday, February 12 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Local artist and performer Clifford Oliver Mealy re-creates the persona of Solomon Northup, a free African-American New Yorker kidnapped into slavery before the Civil War, whose story is also a 2013 Academy Award-winning motion picture.
IMAGE: Clifford Oliver as Solomon Northup, courtesy of Clifford Oliver
Saturday, February 14 • 11:00am - 1:00pm Saturday, February 14 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Sunday, February 15 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday, February 16 • 11:00am - 1:00pm Monday, February 16 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Baseball Lego® Building Challenge
Registration Fee: $5 per person (includes museum admission)
Team registration: teams may include as many as, but not more than four people.
Time: 1 ½ hours for construction, ½ hour for judging and prizes
Size Limit: 10” x 10” base
Brings friends, family, and colleagues to work together to create beautiful LEGO ® structures. This year’s theme is Baseball. Let your imagination run wild, share your vision, and compete for prizes with teams from across the capital region. Basic building blocks will be supplied; however, contestants may also bring in their own.
Please note that space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register contact Barbara Collins at 518-463-4478- ext 405 or e-mail to email@example.com
Participation in the event assumes consent for photographs to be used for museum purposes.
LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this event.
Sunday, February 22 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Janet Marie Smith, Senior Vice President Planning and Development, LA Dodgers
Janet Marie Smith is an architect and urban planner who is supervising renovation of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. She has worked for the Baltimore Orioles and the Atlanta Braves to oversee the design and construction of Camden Yards (1992) and Turner Field (1997) and for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers to direct the renovations of Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium. While she is best known in the baseball world for the ground breaking urbanity of Camden Yards, people in Red Sox Nation know her as one of the saviors of Fenway Park, the oldest park in Major League Baseball.
Free with museum admission
Smith at Camden Yards, Photo by Jon Soohoo
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. Activities are based off of our current exhibitions and include techniques involving painting, drawing, multi media work, collage and more!
FREE with museum admission
Art for All Dates & Projects:
Sat. Jan. 31: Crazy Collage- Create fun fabric collages inspired by Victorian crazy quilt designs.
Saturdays Feb. 7th, 21st, and 28th: Multi-Media Baseball Cards- Create your own imaginative baseball cards by combining found images, and your own drawings.
*Please note there is no Art for All Saturday, February 14th because of the Lego Building Challenge weekend