Calendar

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

April 2022

Live Demonstration | Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Saturday, April 16, 2022 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Museum curator and skilled pysanka artist Diane Shewchuk will demonstrate how to make a pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter egg.

PARTNER PROGRAM | The Art of Prescribed Fire

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Prescribed fire is an important part of taking care of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Fire is a fascinating and powerful force of nature. The Albany Institute of History and Art is currently featuring a special exhibit by artist Leigh Li-Yun Wen, whose work features the four elements- earth, air, water, and fire. Join us on this 0.9-mile hike to learn about prescribed fire in the Albany Pine Bush and reflect on Wen’s artwork.

VACATION ART BREAK | Cosmic Creations - Paint the Galaxy! Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 • 10:00am - 11:30am

This special, virtual paint workshop is for ages six and up, but we encourage the whole family to join and draw inspiration from current exhibiting artist, Leigh Li-Yun Wen’s cosmic paintings and hear a retelling of the Chinese folklore that inspired her work. Participants will be guided through creating an intergalactic painting of their own and encouraged to depict their own interpretation of the story!

Sprouting Spring | Ancient Egypt Themed Family Day

Friday, April 22, 2022 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet us on the Albany Institute lawn for themed art projects, sidewalk chalk, and more! NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 21 but due to the weather forecast it will now be on the rain date: Friday, April 22 from 12-3PM.

Live Demonstration | Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Saturday, April 23, 2022 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Museum curator and skilled pysanka artist Diane Shewchuk will demonstrate how to make a pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter egg.

VACATION ART BREAK | Cosmic Creations - Paint the Galaxy! In Person, Family Workshop

Saturday, April 23, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This special paint workshop is for ages six and up, but we encourage the whole family to join and draw inspiration from current exhibiting artist, Leigh Li-Yun Wen’s cosmic paintings and hear a retelling of the Chinese folklore that inspired her work. Participants will be guided through creating an intergalactic painting of their own and encouraged to depict their own interpretation of the story!

PARTNER PROGRAM | The Art of Prescribed Fire

Saturday, April 30, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Prescribed fire is an important part of taking care of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Fire is a fascinating and powerful force of nature. The Albany Institute of History and Art is currently featuring a special exhibit by artist Leigh Li-Yun Wen, whose work features the four elements- earth, air, water, and fire. Join us on this 0.9-mile hike to learn about prescribed fire in the Albany Pine Bush and reflect on Wen’s artwork.