Effective immediately, the Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to furloughed federal employees impacted by the government shutdown. Federal employees must present a valid government identification card at the admission desk and will receive free admission for themselves and up to three guests. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Free For Furloughed Federal Workers
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The Albany Institute of History & Art has had lively animal related art and decorative arts in the galleries this year and those popular exhibitions will close soon. A Menagerie of Whimsey: The Art of William B. Schade and Birds and Beasts: The Scary, Magical, and Adorable Animals of the Albany Institute will close on December 30, 2018. [Read more…] about Animal Themed Exhibits at Albany Institute Ending
The Albany Institute of History & Artis is set to open a special exhibition of cast iron stoves on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Researchers, collectors, and those new to cast iron will have the opportunity to see these stoves together and their details up close for the first time in ten years. Heavy Metal: Cast Iron Stoves of the Capital Region will run through August 18, 2019. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Opening Cast Iron Stove Exhibition
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to offer free admission for seniors (62+) on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm.
The Albany Institute invites seniors to explore the museum’s galleries throughout the day. Special activities include docent-led tours of the exhibitions, free coffee, and a 10% discount in the Museum Cafe and Museum Shop. A talk will be given by Executive Director Tammis Groft on our upcoming exhibitions. [Read more…] about Senior Day At The Albany Institute Nov 14th
This week on The Historians podcast, Tom Keefe, a retired Albany City Court Judge and a collector of political items, discusses a rare collection of early nineteenth century campaign broadsides found at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Keefe is currently cataloging the collection. [Read more…] about Tom Keefe: Politics in the Early 1800s
The Annual Monroe D. Ray Albany Fall Foliage Political Memorabilia Show & Sale has been set for Friday and Saturday October 12-13, 2018, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Albany.
The Albany Institute of History & Art will bring a selection of original political broadsides from their extensive library collection that includes historic books, ledgers, maps, photographs, deeds, and more on Friday from 6 pm to 8 pm. [Read more…] about Rare Political Broadsides In Albany Oct 12th
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host Rebecca Bedell, associate Professor of Art at Wellesley College, on Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm for a lecture on the Hudson River School movement and their relation to America’s national parks.
The lecture is included with museum admission. Space is limited and attendees will receive a wristband at the admission desk the day of the lecture. [Read more…] about Albany Lecture Explores Hudson River School, National Parks
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host author Julie van den Hout on Sunday, September 23 at 2 pm for a lecture on her book Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America. This lecture is co-sponsored by the New Netherland Institute and is included with museum admission.
Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America focuses on Adriaen van der Donck, a young legal activist from the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland. The book details his life from his childhood and education, but it focuses on his battle to bring his struggling colony’s complaints with the Dutch West India Company to the highest level of government in the Dutch Republic. It also delves into the changes he brought long after his death, as well as discussing his book, Description of New Netherland, which contains his vision for the country. [Read more…] about Colonial Dutch Lecture In Albany Sept 23rd
The Albany Institute of History & Art’s Chief Curator Doug McCombs will give a special lecture on Sunday, September 16 at 2 pm that will focus on the museum’s collection of Thomas Cole paper materials.
Although he was born in England, Thomas Cole is best known as an American landscape artist and the founder of the Hudson River School art movement. The Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail exhibition is part of an international celebration of the bicentennial year of Cole’s arrival in the United States.
The Albany Institute of History & Art has extended the run of the Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail exhibition to November 28th, 2018. The exhibit was originally scheduled to close on October 28.
In 1818, the youthful Thomas Cole emigrated from his native England to begin a new life in the United States. After several years struggling as an engraver and designer for his parents’ short-lived floor cloth and wallpaper manufactories, he embarked on a career as painter of landscapes and settled in the thriving port city of New York. There he found patrons and a welcoming audience for his works that were exhibited at the National Academy of Design and other venues. Now, during the bicentennial year of Cole’s arrival in the United States, this naturalized American artist is being publicly recognized once again at museums and historic sites on both sides of the Atlantic. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Extends Thomas Cole Exhibition