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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Albany Institute to Offer Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr Day

ALBANY, NY – The Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to the museum on Monday, January 19 from 10AM-5PM.  This Holiday Monday free admission day is sponsored by M&T Bank.

The whole family will enjoy the drop-in art making project featuring fabric collage inspired by the current exhibition Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings. Drop-in art making will be from 10AM-4:30PM in the art studio.

Guests of all ages are invited to spend the day viewing the current exhibitions, including the 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region (closing day); a mini-exhibition about Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole; and Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings. Additional exhibitions include, The Hudson River School and the Nineteenth-Century Landscape; Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity; Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles Calverley, and Richard Park; Robert Hewson Pruyn: An Albanian in Japan, 1862-1865; and A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum’s Collection. A gallery tour, led by a trained museum docent, will start at 1PM and is also free.

The Albany Institute is open Wednesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM,Thursday until 8PM, and Sunday Noon-5PM. On Tuesdays, the museum is open to registered groups only. The museum is closed on Mondays and some holidays. Admission is FREE for Albany Institute members; $10/adults; $8/seniors and students with ID; $6/children 6-12; FREE/children under 6. Thursday evenings (5PM-8PM) are now FREE at the Albany Institute! For more information and a listing of our upcoming events, please visit or call(518) 463-4478.


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