Become a Museum Maker!
Our Museum Makers blog is filled with creative project ideas that utilize everyday materials at home to make art!
Accept the Challenge
Recreate one of our collection items at home and share it with us! Tag us and use #LifeImitatesArtAlbany.
Looking to get a bit creative? How about relaxing with some coloring? Here are our #ColorOurCollections coloring sheets for you to enjoy. Feel free to share them with your friends too! (PS—You can also post them online and tag #colorourcollections).
Find information about online teaching resources suitable for both classrooms and living rooms.
Have an Adventure!
Our Digital Museum Scavenger Hunt is an interactive online adventure that gives you the opportunity to explore objects in our galleries and collections from your home.
Be sure to check out our YouTube videos to watch interviews, presentations, and more!
Our blog Behind-the-Scenes with Curators will take you behind-the-scenes with our curatorial department where you will learn more about current projects and upcoming plans.
Our Galleries Plus blog offers stories and insights about the museum's collections and exhibitions, plus:
- Artists' Voices films highlight the work of several contemporary artists in the museum's collection
- Junior Interpreter Blogspot includes articles written by the museum's teenage tour leaders
- ArtStory series is like story time, but with works of art
- Museum Morsels are short presentations about different topics
Our Research blog showcases collections and materials in our Library and Archives.
The Hudson River School
Explore our popular exhibition The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute from anywhere in the world with this 3D tour!
A Brilliant Bit of Color: The Work of Walter Launt Palmer
Our newest 3D tour showcases our exhibition A Brilliant Bit of Color: The Work of Walter Launt Palmer.
A Sense of Time: The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo
On view in our galleries from January 27-July 25, 2021, the exhibition A Sense of Time: The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo is also available for a virtual visit!
Albany Institute of History & Art: Google Maps
In 2014, Google mapped the interior of the museum building and documented our exhibitions and galleries at that time! Click here to start your tour in our Sculpture Court OR go to Google Maps, find the Albany Institute, and drag the Google Street View figure over to the museum property to see exhibitions like GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, Big & Bold: Contemporary Painting, Collage, and Sculpture from the Albany Institute's Collection, some of our Hudson River School paintings, and more! Be sure you "travel" between the floors by selecting 1, 2, or 3 from the icon on the lower right. Happy exploring!
Access objects from the museum's current collection anywhere! Click here to start the audio tour.