An artist never really finishes her work; she merely abandons, which is why artists tend to make lousy tollbooth attendants. View the most artistic of the world's abandoned work sites with today’s Groupon to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get one admission pass (up to a $10 value, children under 6 are admitted free).
- For $25, you get one annual membership (up to a $50 value; those with a valid student ID can purchase memberships for $25).
- For $42, you get a family annual membership, which covers up to three adults, children, and grandchildren under age 18 (up to an $85 value).
Established in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art has been chronicling artistic expression longer than the Louvre, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visitors acquaint themselves with an eternally revolving set of exhibits, including Hajo: An Artist’s Journey, which documents Hans-Joachim Richard Christoph's work in package design incorporating the bold, stylized graphics of the Berlin school of graphic design. Visitors can sidle up to one of the permanent exhibitions, such as the panoramic landscape art of The Landscape that Defined America: The Hudson River School or the ornamentally preserved remains of Ancient Egypt, an exhibit that spotlights the Nile, the Egyptian concept of afterlife, and ways to reposition a mummy into a hip-hop mummy.
Membership grants unlimited admission to the museum, discounted registration fees for AIHA events and educational programs, a 10 percent discount in the Museum Shop, and a keycard fashioned from a copy of Thomas Jefferson's underwhelming sophomore report card. Feel free to peruse the calendar, which predicts the future by accurately predicting what events at the museum will occur and when.
125 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12210Get Directions