The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to re-open its doors to the public on Saturday, July 25th. The museum will re-open with new protocols in place to help create a safe environment.
Two of the Institute’s exhibitions, Telling Her Story: New Acquisitions and A Brilliant Bit of Color: The Work of Walter Launt Palmer have been extended through August 23, 2020. The contemporary art exhibition Recycled & Refashioned: The Art of Ruby Silvious has been extended through August 30, 2020. A new exhibition Fellow Citizens! DeWitt Clinton’s Broadsides of the Early Republic is scheduled to open August 1, 2020.
September exhibitions include A Fresh Look at Eighteenth-Century Portraits (opening September 2), the 2020 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region (opening September 19), and Summerland: A Sound Installation by Matthew Ostrowski (opening September 19). Ongoing exhibitions include The Hudson River School: Landscapes from the Albany Institute, Ancient Egypt, and Traders & Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in downtown Albany. Free parking is available in the museum’s lot at the corner of Elk and Dove Streets.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase timed tickets in advance, as a way to manage crowd size and expedite the check-in process once at the museum. The exhibition galleries and Museum Shop are open Wednesday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. The Museum Café is open for take-out only Wednesday-Saturday 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. The Research Library is open by appointment only. For more information, contact Archivist/Library Hannah Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 463-4478 ext. 415.
Painting: San Marco by Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932) ca. 1895, oil on canvas, courtesy Albany Institute of History & Art.