Albany and Central New York Sights

State University of New York at Albany

  • 135 Western Ave. Map It
  • Albany
  • Educational Institution

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

About 18,000 students are enrolled at this state university, established in 1844. The quaint downtown campus, built in 1909, was modeled after the University of Virginia. The 1971 uptown campus is dominated by stark, massive arches. A large reflecting pool lies at the center of a quadrangle formed by four high-rise dorms and classrooms.

The free University Art Museum has three galleries with frequently rotating contemporary-art exhibits. The museum's permanent collection includes works by Richard Diebenkorn, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, and Robert Rauschenberg. 1400 Washington Ave., 12222. 518/442–4035.

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Downtown campus, 135 Western Ave., Albany, New York, 12203, United States

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Uptown campus 1400 Washington Ave.

Published 10/27/2015


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