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Albany, New York

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Albany Institute of History & Art

The Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) was founded in 1791 and is one of the oldest museums in the United States. The institute is "dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region". Since its founding, several institutions have merged and in 1926 became known as the Albany Institute of History & Art, which has evolved over the decades into an established regional art museum. The Institute is located in Downtown Albany and comprises a complex of three buildings.
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The Institute’s museum and library holds a large and varied collection documenting life and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region. There are more than 20,000 items in the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, ceramic, glass, furniture, clothing, posters, and historical artifacts. The permanent exhibits are housed on the two floors of the main building. The library has more than 140,000 printed volumes and 85,000 photographs in its collection. Museum opening days are from Wednesday to Sunday, while the library opens on Thursday by appointment.

Location: 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210

Website: Albany Institute of History & Art

Tel: 518-463-4478

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