Monday: Galleries closed
Tuesday: Galleries closed
Wednesday: 10AM–5PM
Thursday: 10AM–5PM
Friday: 10AM–5PM
Saturday: 10AM–5PM
Sunday: Noon-5PM

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-463-4478
Fax: 518-462-1522

Staff Directory

Director's Office

Tammis K. Groft, executive director: grofttk@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 423


W. Douglas McCombs, PhD, chief curator: mccombsd@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 428
Diane Shewchuk, curator: shewchukd@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 441
Tom Nelson, exhibition and graphic designer: nelsont@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 438
Amanda Stickney, curatorial assistant: stickneya@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 431


Hannah Cox, librarian/ archivist, coxh@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 415


Sarah Clowe, director of art programs: clowes@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 435
Patrick Stenshorn, director of interpretive programs: stenshornp@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 405
Victoria Waldron, education assistant: waldronv@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 404


Ellie Burhans, development manager: burhanse@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 402
Barbara Speck, database & development coordinator: speckb@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 414

Public Relations

Aine Leader-Nagy, director of community engagement: leader.nagya@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 408

Visitor Services

Ron Ross, visitor services assistant, frontdesk@albanyinstitute.org

Museum Shop

Elizabeth Bechand, shop manager: museumshop@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 455

Museum Café

Michael Brand, cafe manager, brandm@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 481


Joe Benassi, director of facility: benassij@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 444
Janine Moon, security officer: frontdesk@albanyinstitute.org, ext. 453