Now Open

A Sense of Time: The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo is open January 27-July 25, 2021.

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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

Museum at Home: Museum Blogs

Whether you are interested in discovering new research, want a peek behind-the-scenes, are craving virtual tours or presentations, or want to get creative, our new Museum Blogs have fun content for you to experience the 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.

    Timed tickets are strongly encouraged at this time and may be reserved online. Learn more about our current policies and a list of FAQs on our Visit page.

    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.

    Outdoor Exhibition

    Enjoy seasonally-themed images from our collection in our special pop-up outdoor exhibition. 


    Our newest exhibition A Sense of Time: The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo is now open (and we have a virtual tour available too)! See more about our current exhibitions here.

    We're Hiring!

    We are currently accepting applications for an Archivist/Librarian (applications due May 10, 2021). Learn more here.

    2021 Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition

    This year, the Regional will be hosted by Albany Center Gallery, Albany International Airport Gallery, and Opalka Gallery. The Call for Entries is open through May 31, 2021. Learn more here.


    Family & Public Programs

    Explore our Calendar of Events for upcoming virtual programs.

    School & Group Programs

    Virtual museum tours are now available.

    Looking for Teacher Resources? Explore our online options.

    Art for All: Art-To-Go

    Pick up one of our Art for All: Art-To-Go take-home art activity sets to complement your museum visit! Activities change monthly, are included with museum admission, and are available during regular museum hours.

    Art Kits

    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.


    Ages 6-12
    Join us as we explore painting, drawing, sculpture, 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. Summer classes will be led online via Zoom along with supportive materials availabe for pick up in art kits.
    Registration is now open for the Artful Mornings program.

    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!

    Stay Connected

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