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Albany and Central New York Sights

Albany Institute of History and Art

  • 125 Washington Ave. Map It
  • Albany

Fodor's Review

The 1791 museum, the state's oldest, has annual rotating exhibits and an impressive permanent collection that includes Hudson River School paintings and an Egyptian mummy exhibit. Silver, furniture, and contemporary-art collections cover regional history dating from the 1500s. The building, which combines a modern expansion with the original 18th-century space, is interesting architecturally.

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125 Washington Ave., Albany, New York, 12201, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Wed.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5


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Oct 13, 2008

Excellent small museum

A fine small museum with a permanent collection that doesn't have a lot of items but is deep in quality. Fine selection of Hudson River School paintings and sculpture by regional artists from the 1800s, plus a small Egyptian exhibit, as well as some other paintings and decorative art items. A bit expensive given its size, but worth seeing.

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