Public Programs

The museum galleries have re-opened, however, in-person events remain on hold. Online events such as performances, lectures, art programs, and more are occuring and details can be found at our virtual Museum at Home!

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

August Art du Jour

Adult: Wednesday, August 11 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Take a break! This outdoor, socially distanced program features a relaxed, explorative discussion of the sculpture Seven Elements by Joel Shapiro. The guided discussion will be about 30-45 minutes, perfect for a break from your busy day at work or at home.  The conversation will be offered live on the front lawn of the Albany InstituteSocially distanced seating will be provided by the museum and participants will be required to wear masks. Program will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. No background in art is required to enjoy this program, but reservations are required. 

Register: HERE

August Book & Art Club

Adult: Thursday, August 26 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

August Book

Wild Women and the Blues  by Denny S. Bryce

Register:  here.

A free digital copy of Wild Women and the Blues can be accessed here . If  you have any questions please reach out to Victoria Waldron, Museum Educator, at one of the following: 518-463-4478 ext 404 or waldronv@albanyinstitute.org.

Virtual Junior Interpreter Interest Meeting

Youth: Saturday, September 4 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Do you know a teen that loves history or art? 

BECOME A JUNIOR INTERPRETER  

We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Youth volunteers work as a team to develop and lead fun and engaging museum tours for visitors of all ages. Junior Interpreters also have the opportunity to tour historic sites, meet local artists, take an acting class, and much more! 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Junior Interpreter program please join us for our virtual interest meeting by contacting Victoria Waldron, Musuem Educator at 518-463-4478 ext 404 or waldronv@albanyinstitute.org. 

September Art du Jour

Adult: Wednesday, September 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Take a break! This virtual program features a relaxed, explorative discussion of Landscape with Deer by James Hart.  Participants will be guided through a contemplative analysis of the painting by a member of the education staff. We will also explore recent conservation treatments to this painting. The guided discussion will be approximately 30-45 minutes, perfect for a break from your busy day at work or at home. No background in art is required to enjoy this program.

Register: HERE

Reservations required. Suggested donation $10.  

 

September Book & Art Club

Adult: Thursday, September 30 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Led by a museum educator and a librarian, this program will explore the intersection of books and art with examples, insight, and enjoyable conversation.

September Book

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Register: HERE 

A free digital copy of can be accessed HERE

If you have any questions please reach out to Victoria Waldron, Museum Educator, at one of the following: 518-463-4478 ext 404 or waldronv@albanyinstitute.org.

October Book & Art Club

Adult: Thursday, October 28 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Led by a museum educator and a librarian, this program will explore the intersection of books and art with examples, insight, and enjoyable conversation.

October Book

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

Register:  here.

A free digital copy of  can be accessed here . If  you have any questions please reach out to Victoria Waldron, Museum Educator, at one of the following: 518-463-4478 ext 404 or waldronv@albanyinstitute.org.