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The Four Elements of Leigh Li-Yun Wen

Opening January 29, 2022

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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.

    Thank you for helping us provide a safe environment at the museum! At this time, all staff and visitors over the age of two are required to wear a mask or face covering while at the museum, even if vaccinated. Free, single-use face masks are available at the Admission Desk if you do not bring one with you.

    The museum is open Wednesday–Saturday 10am–5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. We are offering half-price admission through January 28, 2022 as we change our exhibitions. Timed tickets are available and may be reserved online. Walk-in visitors are also welcome. Learn more about our current policies on our Visit page.

    Learn more about our seasonal activitites on our Winter Amusements page.


    The Four Elements of Leigh Li-Yun Wen will open January 29, 2022 and run through June 19, 2022.

    Find a list of our current exhibitions, including Romancing the Rails: Train Travel in the 1920s and 1930s (closes February 27, 2022).

    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.

    Quick links:


    Calendar of Events

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

    School and Group Programs

    Virtual museum tours are now available.

    Looking for Teacher Resources? Explore our online options.

    Art Kits: Gilt Frames

    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.

    Family Programs

    Pick up a take-home art activity to complement your museum visit or join us to create in-person on select dates!
    January: Paper Model Trains
    Drop-In Train Design Challenge: January 8| 10:00-4:30

    Become a Museum Maker!

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


    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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