At this time, the museum is hosting both virtual and in-person programming. Click on the event titles to learn more.

December 2021

FOR MEMBERS | Sip & Shop

Thursday, December 2, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join other museum members for an evening of browsing and holiday sweets! Free for members, but RSVPs requested.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION Narrative Realism and American Illustration: Wyeth, Parrish, and Rockwell

Sunday, December 5, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Stephanie Plunkett will discuss the art of narrative storytelling for the covers and pages of American publications through the art of N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, and other noted illustrators.

December Art du Jour: Evening Snow Scene

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Art du Jour is a virtual program featuring an in-depth discussion of a work of art on display at the Albany Institute of History & Art.

BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING | We Who Believe in Freedom: Activism and the Struggle for Social Justice by Dr. Alice Green

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us at the museum for a special book launch and signing with Dr. Alice Green as she debuts her book We Who Believe in Freedom: Activism and the Struggle for Social Justice (2021).

Art for All: Art Making Programs

Saturday, December 11, 2021 • 10:00am - 4:30pm

Enjoy your visit to the museum, and explore your artistic side with an art project inspired by the museum's collections. Pick-up art activity sets are available from the admissions desk to bring home and create. Museum patrons may enjoy drop-in art-making on the second Saturday of each month. Activities are offered from October-May.

Book and Art Club

Thursday, December 16, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Led by a museum educator and a librarian, this partnership program between the Albany Institute and the Albany Public Library explores the intersection of books and art with examples, insight, and enjoyable conversation.