A Menagerie of Whimsey: The Art of William B. Schade

July 14—December 30, 2018

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Birds & Beasts: The Scary, Magical, and Adorable Animals of the Albany Institute

July 14—December 30, 2018

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The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute

Now Open

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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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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

    Ancient Egypt

    Ongoing

    Education

    HOMESCHOOL DAY: Animals in Art

    Thursday, November 29, 10:00AM-12:00PM
    $7 per participant
    Join us for a special program just for homeschoolers, and explore animals in the museum! 

    FAMILY PROGRAMS

    Saturdays, 10:00AM-4:30PM
    December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:Recycled Buildings
    Participants will be inspired by Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes and created their own miniature buildings out of reused materials.
    Sunday, December 9 1:00-2:00PM
    This workshop introduces fundamental drawing skills while children learn to sketch animals.  Join us to learn to capture what you see on paper as we make observations from taxidermy. Artist Carol Coogan will lead the program.

    FAMILY DAYS

    Saturdays, 10:30-11:00
    Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1
    Join Albany Public Librarians for a special story time at the museum to tell tales of caterpillars, unicorns, polar bears and more!  Free admission.

    ADULT ART WORKSHOP: Drawing Animals

    Sunday, December 9, 3:00-4:30PM
    $15 non-members; $10 members 

    This workshop introduces fundamental drawing skills while participants learn to sketch animals.  Join us to learn to capture what you see on paper as we make observations from taxidermy. Artist Carol Coogan will lead the program. 

    SCHOOL & GROUP PROGRAMS

    Bring your class or group to the museum!

    Calendar

    EVENING AT THE INSTITUTE

    Thursday, December 6, 5—8PM
    Free admission

    1st Friday

    Friday, December 7, 5—8PM
    Free admission

    ART FOR ALL
    Drop in Art Making: Recycled Buildings

    Saturday, December 8, 10:00 AM—4:30PM
    Included with admission

    BOOK EVENT
    Battling Editor: The Albany Years

    Harry Rosenfeld, Author

    Saturday, December 8, 2PM
    Included with admission | Space is limited

    CHILDREN'S ART WORKSHOP
    Drawing Animals

    Ages 6+

    Sunday, December 9, 1—2PM
    $10 members, $15 non-members | Register online

    ADULT ART WORKSHOP
    Drawing Animals

    Saturday, December 9, 3—4PM
    $10 members, $15 non-members | Register online

    VACATION ART BREAK WORKSHOP
    Animal Yoga for Children

    Friday, December 28, 2—3PM
    $10 members, $15 non-members | Register online