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1632 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 456-8811
Fax: (518) 456-0811
1632 Central Ave. , Albany, NY, US, 12205
- Phone: (518) 456-8811
- Fax: (518) 456-0811
Arts & Museums
The Shaker Heritage Society is a non-profit organization founded with an aim to promote and preserve the very first Shaker settlement of the nation. The members of this society undertake variety of activities and events to educate and inform people about the Shakers, their culture and other facts. Craft fairs, workshops, concerts, dramas and much more are organized throughout the year. For more details, check their website.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Upper Hudson River Valley. The variety of exhibits range from that of local products to masterpieces of the Hudson River Valley School. Impressionist art hangs besides contemporary artworks by some of New York's best artists as well as furniture produced in the state. There are always changing exhibits, openings and shows, so check out their website for upcoming events and special conferences that happen on site.
Current home of the Albany County Historical Association, the federal-style Ten Broeck Mansion was built in 1798 as home to the prominent Ten Broeck and Olcott families. Visitors can tour the home and gardens upon the hillside. The residence became property of the Historical Association when it was donated to them by the Olcott family in 1948.
Operated by the New Netherland Museum, the Half Moon is a reproduction of the 85-foot ship that Henry Hudson sailed from Holland to the New World in 1609. This living history museum sometimes docks and offers tours in Albany.
The Empire State Plaza Art Collection is one of the great modern art collections not housed in a gallery or museum. The 92 artworks are located in the underground Concourse, lining the main pathway connecting the various government buildings in this 98-acre public space. Some of the artists included are Paul Jerkins, Robert Motherwell, Adolph Gottlieb and Alexander Calder. Thanks to Governor Nelson Rockefeller's interest in patronizing the arts, this impressive public art collection was made possible.
The New York State Museum is dedicated to history of this great Northeastern state through a wide variety of collections and exhibits regarding the cultural and natural history. The museum is also a top-notch research facility where several scientists and historians come to do their work. There are over 12 new exhibitions at the New York State Museum every year along with a slew of conferences, meetings, private parties and much more.
An official NASA space place, the Henry Hudson Planetarium at Quackenbush Square is located on the premise of the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. Come learn about history, the arts and more importantly, outer space, through several different science-themed shows for kids of all ages.
The Albany Center Gallery strives to showcase local, dynamic artists from throughout the Mohawk Hudson region, while creating and sustaining a strong visual arts community in Albany. The gallery regularly exhibits artists' work, while hosting local contests and markets' for area artists to sell and show off their wares!
The USS Slater is a World War II destroyer ship that sits comfortably docked on the Hudson River. Visitors can board the ship, which is the only restored destroyer escort afloat in the USA. Explore where and how sailors lived and check out every corner of this ship.
The main office building of Burden Iron Works, functions as a museum getting visitors acquainted with industrialization process that changed Troy in the 19th Century. The building, constructed in the 1880s, is a red brick structure with a prominent octagonal cupola perched atop it. The exhibits on display are artifacts that were once used in the manufacturing of iron. Visits to Burden Iron Works Museum are by appointment only, call ahead for further details.
A museum of Rensselaer County history with over 40,000 artifacts and related materials. They have a large research library with photographs, genealogical materials, church, business and civic organization records.
The Arts Center offers classes, performances & events, The Memoir Project, family Sundays, and a gallery.