You Are Here: Mapping Our World

Now through October 23, 2022

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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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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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    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. Advance tickets are available online. Walk-in visitors are also welcome. Learn more about our current policies on our Visit page.

    **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.

    Executive Director Dr. Kristen Oehlrich

    Dr. Kristen Oehlrich, MBA, Ph.D. started as the Albany Institute's Executive Director June 1. Read more about her appointment in a special message from the Board of Trustees here.


    Find a list of our current exhibitions here.

    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.

    Pride Month

    Check out this list of Pride events in Albany this month and keep an eye on our social media for some posts about our collections, collaborations, and more (which are year-round!). 

    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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    Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far

    Our next exhibition Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts will open July 23, 2022. We will have a list of upcoming events and activities coming soon, so stay tuned!

    Calendar of Events

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

    School and Group Programs

    In-Person and Virtual museum tours are now available.

    Looking for Teacher Resources? Explore our online options.

    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.

    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.


    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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