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

March 2022

March Art du Jour: View from Olana

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Art for All: Art Making Programs

Saturday, March 12, 2022 • 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.


Sunday, March 20, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Held in conjunction with current exhibition, “The Four Elements of Leigh Li-Yun Wen” and inspired by the artist’s fiery works and her passion for environmentalism, this presentation will explore how fire is as essential as sunshine and rain to ecosystem function and the conservation of many species of plants and animals. Using the Albany Pine Bush Preserve’s globally rare and fire-dependent inland pine barrens as an example, the lecture will explore many aspects of wildland fire science and how wildland fire is used as a tool to manage habitat for rare and endangered species.

Memorial Event | Remembering Norman Rice

Saturday, March 26, 2022 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Please join us at the Albany Institute for a special remembrance event for Director Emeritus Norman Rice. Reservations required.

2022 Annual Meeting of the Membership

Monday, March 28, 2022 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Museum members are invited to the museum for our Annual Meeting of the Membership.