Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany

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  • A small intimate museum. They do change the exhibts often so it stays interesting. THere is also a day that they waive the fee to get in so everyone can enjoy the museum! The mummys are amazing! A mus...  more »
  • Great venue with a nice cafe. The Hudson River School exhibit is awesome! Very friendly staff and wonderful programs.  more »
  • Came for the exhibit of Hudson River artists. Beautiful exhibit, well displayed, very nice gift shop.  more »
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  • I love this place! It’s big enough to keep you interested for hours but not a huge place. They rotate several of the exhibits regularly which is nice. Personally, I really enjoy learning about Albany history so those exhibits are really cool to me. Staff is always super nice. I’ll definitely be back. In fact it’s one of the places I bring people who visit me from out of town.
  • What a variety of beautiful art and artifacts on display! Helpful and informative staff members are willing to explain and answer any questions. Perfect place to spend a quiet "me time" afternoon!
  • Only one floor was open when I went recently, as exhibitions were being swapped out in the other, but there was still plenty to see (and the admission price was halved due to there being the one less floor) anyhow. The flow of the place lends itself well to easy meandering, the staff is very friendly and helpful and the exhibits themselves are well-curated. And at only $10/person for adults, it’d be worth coming a few times a year.
  • Nice exhibit. The best collection of Hudson Valley artists I have seen.
  • Always interesting. Friendly staff. While the exhibitions can be small it can be more relaxing that the sometimes daunting exhibits at larger museums. An Albany treasure!
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