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Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far

Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far

July 23-December 31, 2022

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Join us for our Jan-boree! celebration on Satuday, July 30 from 5:30-7:30PM.


Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute

Ongoing exhibition

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Encouraging Curiosity & Creativity from Home

Stay curious and connect with us online! We collected digital materials for you to use to explore the museum remotely. We hope these will help you be creative, get inspired, and learn something new! We'll be updating materials and making announcements here, on social media, and via email.

Museum at Home

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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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    The Albany Institute is open to the public.

    The museum is open Wednesday–Saturday 10am–5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. We are offering half-price admission through July 22, 2022 while we change exhibitions. Learn more about our current policies on our Visit page.

    Please note: The museum will close to the public at 1PM on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Thank you.

    **Due to the recently issued Public Health Advisory from the Albany County Department of Public Health, masks are strongly recommended while at the museum. Please note: Programs and special events may require masks and/or proof of vaccination to participate. Details will be included with program information online or onsite. Free, single-use face masks are available at the Admission Desk.


    Our next exhibition Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts will open July 23, 2022. Join us at the museum on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 5:30-7:30PM for Jan-boree! a fun night at the museum with special guest author and illustrator Jan Brett, with a reception, book signing, activities, and more. And don't forget to pre-order your Jan-boree gift setsLearn more and register online.

    We're Hiring!

    We're currently accepting applications for a Director of Development. The full job description, including salary range, is available here. Applications are due by August 15, 2022.

    The Albany African American History Project

    Help us learn more about our archives and collections as part of the Albany African American History Project! More information about the project and Lacey Wilson, the project's Public Historian for late-1800s through present day, is available here.

    Museum at Home

    Stay curious and connect with us online! Use our Museum at Home materials to explore the museum remotely and be sure to check out our YouTube channel. We hope these activities will help you be creative, get inspired, and learn something new.

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    Calendar of Events

    Explore our Calendar of Events for upcoming virtual and in-person programs for all ages. 

    Summer Art Program

    Artful Mornings | For ages 6-12
    Weekly sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9AM-Noon

    Join us as we explore painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, 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.

    Registration is now open for the Artful Mornings program.

    School and Group Programs

    In-Person and Virtual museum tours are now available.

    Looking for Teacher Resources? Explore our online options.

    Thank you to our 2021-2022 Book Arts School Partnership participants! You can find galleries of student artwork here.

    Art Kits: Sunset Scenery Guided Painting

    Be creative on your schedule! Art Kits feature projects related to the museum's collections or exhibitions and include materials and instructions for you to complete at home on your own. Kits may be purchased online and picked up at the museum during regular admission hours.

    Become a Museum Maker!

    For fun tips about art projects and fun activities you can do, check out our blog Museum Makers: Art Education.


    Jan Brett Gift Sets

    Our Museum Shop is excited to offer themed gift sets featuring Jan Brett's most recent and most popular books, which are available through the museum's website at a special pre-sale discount. Order your gift sets in advance by 5PM on July 29, 2022 to save 15% or more and have them ready to be signed by Jan herself at the Jan-boree! Learn more and place your order today!

    Become a Member

    Looking for ways to support the museum? Consider membership! Whether you join, renew, or even upgrade your membership, your support will help us navigate this difficult time and continue our mission of connecting diverse audiences to the art, history, and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley through collections, exhibitions, and programs. Thank you!


    Interested in making a donation? Find out ways you can give online. Thank you!

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