Talks & Lectures

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History on Tap: Animals in Art

Friday, September 7 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Enjoy an interactive gallery tour filled with activities and fascinating stories! $12.00

Thomas Cole's Paper Trail

Sunday, September 16 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Chief Curator Doug McCombs for this lecture about Thomas Cole

LECTURE: Adriaen van der Donck, a Dutch Rebel in the Seventeenth-Century Colony of New Netherland

Sunday, September 23 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the Albany Institute to learn more about Adriaen van der Donck, a controversial but pivotal figure in early America.

LECTURE: Pets in America: The History of Our Four-Footed Family Members

Sunday, September 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Our guest speaker is Dr. Katherine Grier, Professor of History, University of Delaware

LECTURE: The Hudson River School and Our National Parks

Sunday, October 14 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Our guest speaker today is Rebecca Bedell, Associate Professor of Art, Wellesley College

LECTURE: From the Hudson to the Nile: New York Archaeologists in Egypt

Saturday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Our guest speaker is Dr. Peter Lacovara, Director, The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund

ILLUSTRATED TALK Fashion and Feathers

Sunday, October 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ours speakers are Diane Shewchuk, Curator at the Albany Institute and Jeremy Kirchman, Ph.D. Curator of Orinthology at the New York State Museum.

The Beginnings of Modern Veterinary Medicine: From France to New York State

Sunday, December 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Our guest speaker is Douglas L. Cohn, D.V.M.