The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced Winter Amusements, a season of safe and enjoyable activities at the museum this winter.
Running through February 2021, Winter Amusements showcases special seasonal displays at the museum, including a new pop-up outdoor exhibition, traditional favorites, festive decorations, and art activities to go.
Most activities are included with museum admission. Visitors are encouraged to refer to the Visit section of the museum’s website for up-to-date information about open hours, timed tickets, and current exhibitions, as well as a list of frequently asked questions and information about new guidelines and safety protocols.
New this year, a free Pop-Up Outdoor Exhibition is set up along Washington Avenue in downtown Albany, featuring a display of winter-themed images from the museum’s collection.
Dioramas made by artist and children’s book author Joan Steiner, which were created for her series Look-Alikes are installed throughout the museum.
Lights and decorations are on display through January 3rd, 2021 as part of the museum’s Home for the Holidays event.
The museum is offering all museum visitors the opportunity to bring home a kit to make a special craft project. These activities-to-go are part of their Art for All: Art To Go program, change monthly, and are offered each day the museum galleries are open. November’s project is a take home Wreath kit.
The Museum Shop carries a selection of toys, books, jewelry, and specialty items that make great holiday gifts.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany.
Timed tickets are strongly encouraged and may be purchased on the museum’s website. Current admission rates are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for children aged 6-12, and free for children under 6. Albany Institute members are admitted for free. There is no charge to visit the café or museum shop.
For more information, visit the museum’s website or call (518) 463-4478.
Painting: Albany City Hall by Harry Fenn (1838–1911), 1884, watercolor on paper, courtesy Albany Institute of History & Art.