‪Albany Institute of History & Art‬

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Jjanen
‪Lake Wales‬, فلوريدا265 مساهمة
‪Worth the time to visit ‬
بمفردك • يونيو 2021
‪Is very interesting and diverse museum. They have lots of different exhibits. They had 2 mummies, an exhibit on railroads, sculpture, historic paintings and landscape paintings and history displays.

Worth the time to stop in. Staff is friendly and efficient. Enjoyed my visit very much. ‬
كُتب بتاريخ 25 يونيو 2021
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kzsull01
‪Windsor‬, كونيكتيكت341 مساهمة
‪Excellent Special Exhibit with Many Historical Paintings; Impressive Collection of Hudson River School Paintings & More‬
مارس 2021
‪My husband and I visited the Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York on Wednesday March 31, 2021. This museum is about an hour and forty-five minutes from our house, but it has always been worth the long trip, being a nice walk back through time. The exhibits have been consistently interesting, informative and quite educational, being a good lesson in art, history, culture, politics and much more, depending on what is applicable.

This time we really enjoyed the Special Exhibit: ‘A Sense of Time: The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo’. It is a very impressive and excellent representation of historical fine art, truly a great treasure, including numerous marine scenes with a particular focus on New York State, the Albany area and the Hudson River Valley. More details about our experience viewing this exhibit are provided below in the Special Exhibit section.

All the exhibits in this museum are nicely curated and have detailed write-ups describing them that are very well done. We have visited this museum multiple times and have always been impressed with its nice mixture of various types of art work, including many beautiful Hudson River School paintings included in the Permanent Collection, which are always nice to see and are another great treasure in the museum. Details about both the Special Exhibits and Permanent Collection are provided below..

Our visit to the museum took about an hour and a half this time. The museum staff member at the front admission desk was very friendly and helpful, providing details regarding where each particular exhibit was located. The write-ups/documentation that he provided to us were also quite helpful. However, the timed tickets that were recommended but not required caused us to delay our visit a couple of times. We prefer more flexibility and not having to be at the museum at a specific time. But we appreciate that the timed tickets applied to an hour span of time.

It is great that the museum offers convenient free parking in the museum’s parking lot, which is located behind the museum just before the intersection of Dove Street and Elk Street. We have been lucky to get one of the last parking spaces the times we parked in this lot.. We have parked in both the museum’s parking lot and across the street from the front of the museum on Washington Avenue, which is metered parking that is free on Sundays. Specifically the days that we parked in the museum’s parking lot included a Sunday (around 12:20 PM) and a Wednesday (around 11:00 AM) and both times there was very limited parking available.

In the past, our car navigator has led us to the parking lot behind the museum automatically. But this time it led us a different way and we had issues finding the museum. It led us to the front of the building on Washington Avenue. To get to the parking lot from Washington Avenue heading towards the state capital, take a left at the Intersection of Washington Avenue and Dove Street, just before the museum. The parking lot will be your first right. . .

Special Exhibits:

We highly recommend the Special Exhibit: ‘A Sense of Time The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo’. This exhibit is really quite inspirational and has a variety of different historical fine art paintings nicely classified under nine different themes, ‘Native People’; ‘New Netherlands’; ‘New Amsterdam’; ‘the English Colony’; ‘A New Nation’; ‘Steam Powers a Nation’; ‘Building Interest’; ‘Technology and Defense’’ and ‘En Plein Air’.. The text/write-ups that accompanies each work were written by the artist, Len Tantillo, are very informative, interesting and educational. The background on the artist is quite impressive, including his reliance on a network of dedicated historians, leading to a consensus on texture and tone in his artwork. Also, his ideas about history, including that: ‘history is all what we share and joins us together’ represents a great perspective. I loved the many boat/marine scenes, including the steam ships; the Fort Orange scene showing how Albany looked in 1635; the ‘Siege of Fort William Henry, 1757’ scene, depicting the historic battle that took place on the banks of Lake George, New York in 1757; the section on ‘Plein Air’ painting; as well as the artist speaking about his work in the background. This exhibit is definitely well done and we are glad to have had the opportunity to view it during our visit at the museum this time.

The Special Exhibit: ‘Fellow Citizens: Dewitt Clinton (1769 – 1828) Broadsides of the Early Republic’ has a lot of material to read but is of historical significance, providing good context to American life at the time the broadsides were created. Included in the exhibit is details about the background of Dewitt Clinton, the sixth governor of New York and about his Uncle George governor of New York for seven terms. Political Broadsides related to the elections of 1789, 1792, 1795, 1798 and 1801 are on display with information about each gubernatorial race, including: the candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor, party, number of votes and percentage of votes. Information about Albany and a very historic map of the city; the New York State Constitution of 1777 and Voting Rights is also on display. Interesting information on the parties of the elite Federalists and Democratic-Republicans of more moderate means, who promoted equal opportunity for all men, equal rights and free markets, is also provided. This exhibit is quite interesting and definitely a good lesson in history.

The Special Exhibit: ‘A Fresh Look at Eighteenth Century Portraits’ is quite interesting, especially from the perspective of the methods and procedures for conserving works of art that are three hundred years old and which have undergone earlier restoration and conservation treatment. The exhibit helped me really appreciate this type of art and the efforts required for its conservation and preservation. The preserved versions of the artwork on display looked great!!

Permanent and On-Going Exhibits:

The gallery of Hudson River School paintings on display in salon fashion is beautiful. It was very nice to have been provided with documentation at the front admission desk that included the title of each numbered painting on display along with other information describing the painting. There were 83 paintings included on the list of paintings on display. The document also included a quick guide to scan to get more information about the paintings on view. The overview about the paintings in the middle of the gallery gives good background information, including historic context for these paintings. The overview provides a good comparison of Hudson River School landscapes and Impressionist landscape styles. The paintings in this gallery are nostalgic and show the country during decades of transformation from small farms to a nation of industry and cities with rapid westward expansion and social and political turmoil that reshaped the nation’s identity and cultural outlooks.

The on-going exhibit on Ancient Egypt, has a great collection of nice artifacts and curios, including mummies, jewelry, as well as a good display on ‘Animals in Ancient Egypt’. This exhibit has nicely done write-ups providing good background information covering such topics as ‘Gods and Goddesses’; ‘The Afterlife’ ‘Crafts and Professions’; ‘Samuel W. Brown: The Man Who Bought the Albany Mummies’; ‘Ankhefenmut and His World’; and ‘Ankhefenmut as a Sculptor and Priest’..

The on-going exhibit on ‘Traders and Culture: Albany and Shaping of American Identity’ is a good lesson in history. It provides interesting details on how the values, culture and character of current Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley have been shaped by the diverse people of colonial Albany and the objects that reflect the early inhabitants’ interests, values, and interactions. The diverse people who shaped colonial Albany and the objects that reflected their interests and values are nicely illustrated. Also, the ways that Albany’s cultural identity evolved from the commercial and social interactions of its people, in the process constructing a unique culture and values that define us today as Americans is well depicted. Subject areas included in this exhibit were Life and Work; Trade, Commerce and Conflict; Traders and Culture; Social Identity; and Albany’s social economic, political and cultural connections to the Netherlands

We recommend visiting this museum. We enjoyed it and hope that you have the opportunity to visit it and enjoy it as well. An added bonus to the museum are all the interesting dioramas scattered throughout the museum!!‬
كُتب بتاريخ 6 أبريل 2021
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Patricia D
‪Niskayuna‬, نيويورك6 مساهمات
‪A cultured and relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.‬
أكتوبر 2020
‪We had a wonderful time at the Albany Institute of History and Art today! Highlights are the Hudson River School paintings, Egyptian mummies and the Mohawk/Hudson area artist works.

Afterwards, we enjoyed the museum cafe and cafe sitting area (which is in a lovely historic room ).

We ordered our timed tickets 2 days prior, which were delivered to my email. We parked in the street, but there is a parking lot in the rear of the building (where there is an enterance as well).‬
كُتب بتاريخ 11 أكتوبر 2020
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kungfuNewJersey
نيو جيرسي90 مساهمة
‪Unexpected Find‬
فبراير 2020
‪A great museum- not to big, not to small, but JUST right! Wonderful works of art representing the Hudson valley, beautiful sculptures, and a cafe with good coffee and macrons. Nice way to spend a few hours in Albany.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 15 فبراير 2020
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MaryV754
أورلاندو, فلوريدا122 مساهمة
‪Assorted treasures‬
العائلة • ديسمبر 2019
‪This museum is small but definitely worth the visit. It cost us $8 each as we had a AAA card discount. Loved the exhibits on the Schuyler sisters. We learned some interesting details like how one of the sisters was a spy during the Revolution. Also, it was interesting to learn more about the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. There is even an ancient Egyptian exhibit with mummies. The Hudson River School art is a highlight with scenes from places we know like the Adirondacks and Lake George-simply lovely. Definitely plan a visit if you have a few hours to enjoy these treasures.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 30 ديسمبر 2019
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thomasjohnston123
‪Buffalo‬, نيويورك12 مساهمة
‪Worthwhile Diversion‬
ديسمبر 2019
‪After a hectic business trip it was a relief to find parking near the AIoH&A and enjoy a local immersion for two hours. World class exhibit on the Schuyler Sisters with Alex Hamilton relics; an unknown folk artist; local painter; children's book diorama artist; sculpture; ancient world; gift shop & cafe, I bookmarked this place for return visits when next in Albany. Lots of school programming going on all around us.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 11 ديسمبر 2019
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astronomer1
Norman, OK123 مساهمة
‪Small museum‬
نوفمبر 2019
‪The museum has an interesting exhibit but is small and unsensational. Maybe worth an hour and a half on a rainy day.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 14 نوفمبر 2019
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Twinzone
Albany, New York, United States154 مساهمة
‪Regulars‬
يوليو 2019
‪Have been here several times over the years for the special exhibitions. We tend to get the passes at the library.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 27 أكتوبر 2019
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JLPA
Wisconsin97 مساهمة
‪Schuyler sisters!‬
أكتوبر 2019
‪For a relatively small museum, we were impressed with the exhibit about the Schuyler sisters (of Hamilton fame), their acquaintances, and the era in which they lived.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 27 أكتوبر 2019
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M P
لوس أنجلوس, كاليفورنيا10 مساهمات
‪Highly recommended‬
أكتوبر 2019
‪We are very interested in the Hudson River Valley school which, by the way, was given to this plein aire landscape style as it was waning in popularity. These painting by the masters of this style are very well presented. There are other rotating exhibitions also (we saw the The Schuyler Sisters and Their Circle which was very interesting!) but you'll probably never see more Hudson Valley school artists in one place. Photography permitted except for special exhibitions like Schlyer. Parking is available but limited. Some good restaurants in the area within walking distance too.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 22 أكتوبر 2019
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