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Albany Institute of History & Art

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A Gem of Regional Art and History

What a lovely museum! We were particularly enthralled by the Hudson River artists room, but the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Phenomenal collection

As a former Albany resident, I always enjoyed visits to the Albany Institute. It’s still one of my... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Huntington, New York
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Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley through an amazing collection of furniture, clothing, paintings, silver and photographs, all celebrating the...more
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125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

What a lovely museum! We were particularly enthralled by the Hudson River artists room, but the temporary exhibits were delightful compelling. The history rooms were interesting, too. So glad the museum was open on Monday.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

As a former Albany resident, I always enjoyed visits to the Albany Institute. It’s still one of my favorite museums. The history of the city and the region come to life in a very special way here.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Visited for the Hudson River Exhibits, which are a very good education on that style, with about 80 paintings. Quality not up there with the Metropolitan Museum, Chicago Art Institute, etc., but this is a minor museum in what is really a minor city. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank David M. S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Came upon this wonderful museum as a guest at a fundraiser that was held in the gallery space. What a great experience! Stunning works by Hudson River school artists and other diverse works - all presented in an intimate setting.Great spot and highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank travelchamp1
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Stopped by with a friend from out of town on the Saturday around noon. We found the exhibit of the work of William B Schade to be very enjoyable. It was somewhat whimsical but an exhibit I would recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We found this museum on a miserable rainy day and were delighted to explore pieces from its diverse collection, an exhibit on a remarkable local artist and a phenomenal exhibit on the Hudson River School. There's a little cafe and a beautiful museum shop. It's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Marjorie R
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This art museum is a great spot to spend 2-3 hours during an afternoon. The exhibits change often, so even if local to Albany, can go often and still see something new. AAA and student discounts make it reasonable price-wise as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Tucked into what appears to be a small building is a wealth of history and art. While the museum is small compared to others in the area it certainly keeps your interest. It features quite a bit of history and art from the Albany area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ryan O
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place to take out-of-town guests, family, and friends. Always rotating galleries most having to do with the history or possible future of New York! Free to go. There is a suggested donation. 😎

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Beyondthegreysky
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Hudson River School is a group of 19th cent. romantic landscape painters of the Hudson River valley and surrounding areas. The museum has a very good selection of their more modestly sized paintings, in particularly examples of lesser known members of the group. This...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from LaCat304 | Reviewed this property |
Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday: Open to registered groups only Wednesday: 10AM–5PM Thursday: 10AM-8PM* Library open Thursdays 1PM–4:30PM and by appointment Friday: 10AM-5PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM Sunday: Noon–5PM *Now offering... More
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$10 is General Admission. They offer free admission on Thursdays starting at 5 p.m. through 8 p.m.