Public Programs

The Albany Institute presents a broad range of public programs related to our collections, exhibitions, and special projects.

Junior Interpreter Tours

General: Saturday, January 5 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, January 12 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, January 19 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, January 26 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, February 2 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, February 9 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, February 16 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, February 23 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, March 2 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, March 9 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, March 16 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, March 23 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, March 30 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, April 6 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, April 13 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, April 20 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, April 27 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, May 4 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, May 11 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, May 18 • 10:00am - 12:00pm General: Saturday, May 25 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Enjoy a family-friendly tour of the exhibitions led by the museum’s Junior Interpreters.

Tours begin in the exhibition gallery, which are located on the third floor of the museum galleries, and are held from 10AM-12PM each Saturday.

 

Included with museum admission

 

 

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TEEN ART WORKSHOP Exciting Eyes

TEEN ART WORKSHOP
Exciting Eyes
Friday, July 19, 2–4:00PM
Ages 13+

Eyes have been of interest in art for thousands of years. In this workshop participants will admire dramatic eyes on view in museum exhibitions like the eye of Horus in the Ancient Egypt galleries and the painted eye of Theodosia Burr on view in the Schuyler Sisters and Their Circle show. Our teaching artist will guide the group in the creation of a variety of eye drawings. Each artist will then choose one drawing that will become part of a pendant similar to the miniature painting of Theodosia Burr’s eye attributed to John Vanderlyn on display.
• Registration is required. $20 members, $25 non-members. Click to register at https://tinyurl.com/AIHAeyes

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Sketch Club

Carol Coogan, Artist

Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art in the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. During the program, Carol will offer participants personal guidance as well as insights on drawing techniques and observational skills.

Participants will be provided with a small student grade sketchbook or are welcome to bring a sketchbook of their own. Basic drawing materials are provided and all skill levels are welcome. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only pencils are allowed in the museum galleries.

Registration is required are spaces are limited.

  • $15 members, $20 non-members

 

About the teaching artist: Carol Coogan is an artist, illustrator, designer, and sketchbook enthusiast. She created the Times Union’s “Backyard Naturalist" newspaper feature which she wrote and illustrated for 10 years. She is the weekly op-ed artist for The Altamont Enterprise and a freelance illustrator for Crane & Co stationery.

 
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  • Registration cost includes museum admission.

Online registration for Sketch Club will end at 5:00 on the Friday prior to the program for administrative purposes. Walk-in registration will be available on a first come first serve basis on the day of the program.

 
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