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Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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More Than What We Expected

We wanted to see a temporary exhibit of more than 75 Hudson River School artists' paintings, and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William F
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Beautiful and ACCESSIBLE

After months of being barred from visiting museums in New York City because they are not truly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
H E
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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 importance of this region in American history.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
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"the hudson river school"
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"small museum"
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"egyptian mummies"
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"on display"
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"ancient egypt"
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"american girl"
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"landscape paintings"
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"local museum"
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"rock n roll"
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"cafe and gift shop"
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"victorian dress"
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"book store"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see a temporary exhibit of more than 75 Hudson River School artists' paintings, and we were not disappointed. The trip was worth it if this was all we saw at the museum. But there was also a wonderful exhibit featuring noted sculptors...More

Thank William F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After months of being barred from visiting museums in New York City because they are not truly wheelchair accessible, this museum was a refreshing delight on so many levels! We went into Albany on a holiday weekend; the city was practically empty, so our visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had an excellent costume exhibit on Victorian dress plus an artist exhibit for the American Girl collection. Smallish museum but really nicely laid out.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a very well done museum with one of the best collections of Hudson river school paintings outside of the Met in New York. There was also an incredible collection of victorian dresses, which I normally have zero interest in but the display was...More

1  Thank TravelinRobT
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this museum in Albany today was rewarded with a stunning selection of exhibits. The highlight was definitely the wonderful Hudson River School exhibit. They have 90 paintings in a beautiful gallery. There are several other exhibits well worth seeing as well...More

Thank burns157
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I love this museum. I visit every year or two and always find it well worth the visit. This time, my wife was interested in Victorian dress, while I wanted to see the Hudson River School and the Anti-Suffrage exhibits. On the way, I was...More

1  Thank Larry087_12
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We visited for the nineteenth-century fashion exhibit. The displays were attractive and with plenty of information and context. We also saw the anti-suffrage exhibit (interesting complement), which was very intriguing, and had us wishing for even more background. The Albany Institute of History and Art...More

Thank drmjd
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold day in December. Few of the art pieces are by famous masters but they are arranged by themes, which made it all very interesting. There were rooms full of 1800 women’s clothing along with some paintings of the clothing in...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Dutch artifacts, English in New York - follow the history of the US as it was settled and developed and see mummies too. This museum in one of the oldest cities in the United States holds an exhibition of archives that leads the attendees through...More

Thank Barbara Q
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

While not as large as the NYS Museum, it held a number of interesting exhibits. The temporary exhibit was early 1900's high society women's dresses and was spectacular. Over 100 gowns, probably 10 to 20 in a room along with some period furniture gave a...More

Thank jank1
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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.
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