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Albany Institute of History & Art
Ranked #6 of 49 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 9, 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
Thank wmcleve
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"the hudson river school"
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"egyptian mummies"
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"small museum"
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"permanent collection"
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"exhibits change"
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"on display"
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"landscape paintings"
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"ancient egypt"
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"american girl"
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"local museum"
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"cafe and gift shop"
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"victorian era"
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"victorian dress"
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"wonderful collection"
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"lovely museum"
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Reviewed August 8, 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 been in downtown Albany for ages, and it's a wonderful way to spend a few hours. A real find.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 98arjorier
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Reviewed July 31, 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
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Reviewed July 28, 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 as well as further beyond. Personally, my favorite was their exhibition on Ancient Egyptian art and history.

If you’re in the Albany area and looking for a neat place to visit I recommend stopping in. It’s reasonably priced and well worth it.

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