Museum From Home

Stay curious and connect with us online! We have digital materials for you to use to explore the museum remotely. We hope these will help you be creative, get inspired, and learn something new!

We'll be updating materials and making announcements here, on social media, and via email.

Create

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. 

#ColorOurCollections

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).

Explore

Teaching Resources

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.

YouTube

Be sure to check out our YouTube videos to watch interviews, presentations, and more!

Go Behind-the-Scenes

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.

Uncover More

Our Galleries Plus blog offers stories and insights about the museum's collections and exhibitions, plus:

Discover

Our Research blog showcases collections and materials in our Library and Archives.

Virtual Visits

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!

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 MummiesBig & 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! 

Audio Tour

Access objects from the museum's current collection anywhere! Click here to start the audio tour.