For the past five years, Ruby Silvious has been painting and drawing on tea bags that have been steeped in hot water, emptied, and dried. The stained paper (and occasionally cloth) of the tea bags offers a distinctive canvas for her miniature paintings, which present a visual journal of her life and travels — a watercolor of breakfast or flowers encountered on a walk, a street scene of a French town, or a museum gallery and its art-loving crowds. [Read more…] about Recycled & Refashioned: The Art of Ruby Silvious
Albany Institute For History and Art
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a special program in honor of Black History Month entitled “Teaching Black History through Theater,” on Saturday, February 1st, at 2 pm.
Re-enactors Donald Hyman, Penny Meacham, Walter Simpkins, and Clifford Oliver will portray prominent local and national African Americans including Judge James C. Matthews, Sojourner Truth, Moses Viney, and Solomon Northrup. Each presenter will provide insight into how theatrical performances and re-enactments help tell the often unknown stories of important historical figures. There will also be a time for Q&A with event attendees. [Read more…] about Teaching Black History Through Theatre
The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced they will offer free admission to the galleries on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Current exhibitions include: A Brilliant Bit of Color: The Work of Walter Launt Palmer; Painting the American Southwest: The Work of Otto Plaug; Joan Steiner’s Look-Alikes; The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute; Ancient Egypt; and Traders & Culture: Albany and the Formation of American Identity. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Free On MLK Day
The Albany Institute of History & Art has invited the public to celebrate the start of the holiday season at Home for the Holidays, the museum’s annual free admission weekend the weekend after Thanksgiving.
This popular event draws thousands of people to downtown Albany to see the museum decorated for the holidays, enjoy fun family activities, start their holiday shopping, and take their own photographs with Santa. This year, Home for the Holidays will be Friday, November 29th from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, November 30th from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, December 1st from noon to 5 pm. [Read more…] about Albany Institute’s Home for the Holidays Weekends
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a Dutch Taste & Traditions Day on Sunday, November 24th, from noon to 5 pm. During the 17th century, Dutch settlers to the Hudson River Valley brought Old World traditions and culture with them. [Read more…] about Dutch Taste & Traditions Day In Albany Sunday
Douglas Hamilton, a fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, has lent objects to be shown in The Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle exhibition at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
The objects, recently on view at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia as part of their “Year of Hamilton” display, include a Society of the Cincinnati Eagle insignia owned by Alexander Hamilton and a gold mourning ring belonging to Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. [Read more…] about Hamilton Descendant Lends Objects to Schuyler Sisters Exhibition
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a special lecture about friendships between men and women in early America on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 pm.
This lecture is part of a series of programs related to the museum’s current exhibition The Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle, which is on view through December 29, 2019. The guest speaker will be Cassandra Good, Assistant Professor of History and Politics at Marymount University. [Read more…] about Early Am Republic Friendships Lecture In Albany Sunday
The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced a lecture, The Power of Objects in 18th Century British America, with Dr. Jennifer Van Horn of the University of Delaware, set for Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 2 pm. [Read more…] about The Power of Objects in 1700s America Talk Sunday in Albany
The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced the opening of the exhibit “The Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle,” set to run through December 29th, 2019.
Made famous by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton: An American Musical, the Schuyler sisters Angelica, Elizabeth, and Margaret (Peggy) were fascinating characters in American history and played significant roles in the life of Alexander Hamilton.
Now, for the first time, there is an exhibition exploring the Revolutionary world of these women in the sisters’ hometown of Albany. [Read more…] about Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle Exhibit in Albany
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a lecture on the Brunner-Lay Plan of 1914 with professor emeritus John Pipkin.
The lecture explores the book Studies for Albany, released in 1914, which contains the observations and improvements proposed by architect Arnold Brunner and landscape architect Charles Downing Lay for the city of Albany, part of the City Beautiful movement.