Painting the American Southwest: The Work of Otto Plaug

December 21, 2019—July 5, 2020

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A Brilliant Bit of Color: The Work of Walter Launt Palmer

June 22—December 31, 2019

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Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes

November 29, 2019–February 23, 2020

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The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute

Now Open

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Albany Insitute

Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture

Erastus Dow Palmer and His Proteges Launt Thompson, Charles Calverly, and Richard Park

Ongoing

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Ancient Egypt Galleries

Ongoing

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Museum Cafe

Stop by the cafe the next time you are at the museum or in downtown Albany.

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Albany Institute

Great Gifts at the Museum Shop

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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    Exhibitions

    Joan Steiner's Look Alikes Dioramas

    November 29, 2019—February 23, 2020

    Ancient Egypt

    Ongoing

    Education

    FAMILY PROGRAMS

    Saturdays, 10:00AM-4:30PM
    Jan. 4, 11, 18,& 25: Dioramas
    Take inspiration from Joan Steiner's Look Alikes currently on view and create your own miniature scene.

    FAMILY DAYS

    • MLK JR. DAY Free Admission & Art Project

    January 20th, 2020
    Free admission 10:00-5:00
    Art Project- Warm & Cool Color Exploration: 10:00-4:30

    Sponsored by M&T Bank

    SKETCH CLUB

    Artist Carol Coogan
    Sunday, February 9, 2:00-4:00PM
    $20 non-members; $15 members
    Register online: Sketch Club Registration

    Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art in the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Artist Carol Coogan will offer insights on drawing techniques and observational skills and will be on hand for personal guidance as you complete your drawings.

    VACATION ART BREAK

    Tuesday, February 18-Thursday, February 20, 9AM-Noon
    Ages 6-12
    $55 members, $70 non-members.

    ADULT COLORING NIGHT: #Colorourcollections

    Thursday, February 6, 5:30-7:30PM
    $10 non-members; $5 members
    Museum admission included with registration
    Register online

    Enjoy a relaxing night as you add your own color to images from the Albany Institute’s collections!  Each participant will receive 6 images from the museum’s collection printed on cardstock and will have the opportunity to use diverse coloring media to fill the images in.

    ART WORKSHOPS

    Thursday, April 23 5:30-7:30pm
     
    Join us for a guided paint experience inspired by Frederic Church's Twilight painting!

    SCHOOL & GROUP PROGRAMS

    Bring your class or group to the museum!

    Calendar

    ART FOR ALL
    Dioramas

    Saturday, January 11, 10AM-4:30PM
    Included with admission

    SKETCH CLUB

    Sunday, January 12, 2—4PM

    $15 members; $20 non-members

    Registration required

    2020 ALBANY CHEF'S FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
    Wine & Dine for the Arts

    January 16-18, 2020 | Various times and locations

    Buy tickets online.

    LECTURE
    What is a Waterway Anyway?

    Sunday, January 19, 2PM
    Daniel Rinn, University of Rochester

    Included with admission

    FREE ADMISSION DAY
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020

    Monday, January 20, 10AM-5PM

    Free admission