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Exhibition Case Program


The Albany International Airport is committed to promoting the rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions of the Capital Region through its Art & Culture Program. Local museums and cultural institutions have the opportunity to showcase their collections, programs and services via our exhibition case installations located throughout the terminal. Featured organizations are rotated annually.

For more information about the Art & Culture Program's Exhibition Case Program, please call 518.242.2241 or email arts@albanyairport.com.


Current Participants

University Art Museum / University at Albany

Albany, NY
UAlbany panel    Ualbanycase

The University Art Museum is part of the dynamic learning environment at the University at Albany, State University of New York, an internationally recognized public research institution that brings "The World Within Reach" to more than 17,300 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Founded in 1967 and located on UAlbany's uptown campus, the museum's mission is to advance knowledge and foster understanding of contemporary visual art, thereby enriching the intellectual life of the university and community. Through exhibitions, programs, publications and collections, the museum serves as a space that fosters the creation of new ideas, a venue for the exhibition of new art, and a forum for artists and audiences. Each year thousands of visitors attend its exhibitions and events.

Contact Information:
University Art Museum 
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Albanys, NY 12222
www.albany.edu.museum


Olana / The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Hudson, NY / Catskill, NY
OlanaCole 
OlanaColePanel
Olana State Historic Site

The eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) designed Olana, his family home, studio and farm, as an integrated environment embracing architecture, art and landscape. Considered one of the most important artists' residences in the United States, Olana is an icon of landsape gardening with a Persion-inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the vast Hudson Valley. The Olana Partnership, the non-profit partner of Olana State Historic Site, supports the conservation, preservation and improvement of this National Historic Landmark.


Contact information:

www.olana.org
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is the place where American art began, as it is the home of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), the founder of what became known as the Hudson River School, this country's first major art movement. Cole's landscape paintings encompassed a new-found awe for the majesty of the American landscape, and they sparked the longest-running art movenment in history. Today, the National Historic Site is alive with activity, the buildings having been restored to their nineteenth-century appearance and filled with educational programs and special exhibitions of nineteenth-century landscape painting.

Contact information:
www.thomascole.org


The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Troy, NY
Arts Center  Arts Center 2
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in thecreative experience. Since 1962 it has been one of the area's most valuable resources for artists and creative individuals from a spectrum of backgrounds, ages and abilities. Its faculty, exhibitions and events are distinguished by nationally and regionally renowned writers, performers and visual artists. Located in the historic heart of downtown Troy, NY, The Arts Center maintains studios equipped for pottery, printmaking, drawing, painting, woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, culinary arts, dance, and more! Its 36,000 square feet of fully-accessible space also includes a 104-seat performing arts theater as well as four galleries dedicated to exhibitions of contemporary art.

Contact Information:
The Arts Center of the Capital Region 265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
518.273.0552
www.artscenteronline.org


The Shaker Heritage Society, Shaker Museum / Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village

Albany, NY
Shaker Panel        Shakercase

The Shakers were passionate believers in the principle of creating "heaven on earth" through the practice of celibacy, pacifism, communal ownership of goods, and cofession of sin. They also believed that the Christ spirit was dual in nature, being both male and female. The three earliest Shaker communities in the US were formed in Albany and New Lebanon, NY and in Pittsfield, MA.These historic sites are now three distince Shaker museums, each offering unique opportunities to learn about American history through Shaker studies.

Contact Information:

The Shaker Heritage Society     Hancock Shaker Village              Shaker Museum/Mt. Lebanon
25 Meeting House Rd.               1843 West Housatonic St.           205 Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12211                       Pittsfield, MA 01201                    New Lebanon, NY 12125
518.456.7890                             413.443.0188                             518.794.9100
shakerheritage.org                     hancockshakervillage.org           shakermuseumandlibrary.org  

Bennington Museum

Bennington, VT
BenningtonPanel      BenningtonCase
The mission of the Bennington Museum is to celebrate the heritage of the Southern Vermont region and serve as a venue for visual and performing arts that enrich our community and our world. Situated on over seven acres, the Museum has eleven galleries in 28,000 square feet of space housing over 60,000 items. It is home to the Grandma Moses Schoolhouse (1834) which was moved from Eagle Bridge, NY, and was attached to the museum in 1972. It also houses the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings and memorabilia in the world. It boasts a non-circulating genealogical research library with over 7,000 sources, a Visitors' Center and Gift Shop, plus meeting and event space. The Museum is complimented by the Hadwen Woods and George Aiken Wildflower Trail.

Contact Information:
Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
802.447.1571
www.benningtonmuseum.org


Chesterwood

Stockbridge, MA
ChesterwoodPanel    ChesterwoodCase
Some 40 minutes drive from Albany - and a world away - is Chesterwood, the Berkshire estate of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) the American artist who created the iconic sculpture of the Minute Man, for Concord, MA, and the figure of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The only artist's residence and studio owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chesterwood's glorious 122-acre site features French's home, studio and gardens. It remains much as Daniel Chester French knew it, and is home to myriad public programs and events, inlcuding a summer-long exhibition of contemporary outdoor sculpture.

Contact Information:

Chesterwood
A National Trust Historic Site
4 Williamsville Rd.
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413.298.3579
www.chesterwood.org

Sharon Bates, Director
Art & Culture Program
Albany International Airport Gallery hours:
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily.
For additional information phone: 518.242.2241 or email arts@albanyairport.com

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