Albany Institute of History & Art
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art has been collecting for over 200 years. Its collections document the Hudson Valley as a crossroads of cultures, influencing the art and history of the region, the state, and the nation. With more than 35,000 objects and one million documents in the library, it is an important resource for the region, giving our community a sense of the part the Hudson Valley played in the American story, and our own place in history. Exhibitions change frequently and range in topics from colonial history to contemporary art. Permanent displays include 19th century sculptures by Albany native Erastus Dow Palmer, landscape paintings by Hudson River School artists, and two Ancient Egyptian mummies.
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