Public Programs

The Albany Institute presents a broad range of public programs related to our collections, exhibitions, and special projects.

SPECIAL EVENT 2016 Elementary School Art Show, City School District of Albany

Friday, May 6 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, May 7 • 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, May 8 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm

We are delighted to partner with the City School District of Albany to present this wonderful showcase of student talent featuring visual art works by students from each of the twelve Albany elementary schools. This exhibition grew out of our service with the Superintendent’s Arts Advisory Committee that was formed in order to build creative relationships and share resources with stakeholders, community organizations, and arts professionals. It is supported by Dr. Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Superintendent, JCB Specialities inc., the City School District of Albany Booster Club, and the Albany City Council PTA.

  • Free May 6, from 5-8 PM, when the student’s visual art works will be joined with performances by music students in the galleries and the atriums.
  • Free with museum admission May 7 and 8.

LECTURE Ascendancy Incendiary: The Countess Constance Markievicz and the 1916 Easter Uprising

Thursday, May 12 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bo Smith, Historian

To mark the centenary of the catalyzing event of Ireland's twentieth-century independence movement, Smith will explore the extraordinary life and character of the rebel aristocrat, Constance Markievicz. Too outlandish even for the script of Downton Abbey, the Countess' story defies comfortable categorization and reveals the tensions that roil contemporary historiography.

Free admission