Cultural Institutions

Cultural Institutions

County albany

Brief Description of the county

Albany County is in the east central part of New York, extending southward and westward from the point where the Mohawk River joins the Hudson River.  It is included in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metroploitan Statistical Area.

The mission of Albany Center Gallery is to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living primarily in the region and to inspire interest and provide enjoyment to an increasingly diverse audience...

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center is an educational resource for
student groups of all grade levels. The Center offers an informative exhibit
and audio-visual presentation about the history of the City of Albany, local

Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is one of the oldest museums in the United States. It also is the major repository for the region's heritage, with nationally significant collections. Their education programs serve 10,...

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission seeks to assure the protection, restoration and management of the natural and cultural resources of the Albany Pine Bush, a globally rare ecosystem in the Capital District’s backyard.

Albany Public Library educates, entertains, and empowers the community. The main library is located in the heart of Albany, but six other branches serve surrounding areas.