The Albany Institute of History and Art is New York’s oldest museum. It holds a large and important collection of nineteenth-century American landscape paintings, works often associated with the term “Hudson River School.” They number more than ninety paintings and range in dimension from large wall-sized canvases to small business card-sized oil sketches on paper. In the summer of 2017, the Institute opened the exhibition The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute. For the first time, nearly all ninety paintings from this important collection are on view. These landscapes, painted by artists like Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and many others, capture America’s scenic grandeur in all its magnificence from rugged coastal scenery to imposing mountains and rivers.
Come visit Albany, New York and enjoy all the beauty of the Upper Hudson Valley. Stay at the Morgan State House, an historic brownstone inn located adjacent to Albany’s premier Washington Park. Enjoy complimentary admission for two to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Finish your night with a lovely dinner at any of our near-by participating restaurants.
Photo Credit: 1930.7.2_ColeThomas: The Van Rensselaer Manor House, Thomas Cole (1801-1848), 1841, oil on canvas, Albany Institute of History & Art, bequest of Miss Katherine E. Turnbull, 1930.7.2
Call to book at 518-427-6063 and mention code “Painters Package” (Not available on line)
- A one-night stay at The Morgan State House
- Two free admission passes to the Albany Institute of History & Art
- Free parking
- Certificates to participating restaurants
- Discounts at local gift shops
- Discover Albany welcome bag with a specially designed Hudson River Valley Painter Itinerary
- Includes a deluxe continental breakfast buffet
- All packages must be reserved with The Morgan State House directly
- Call us toll-free at: 1.888.427.6063 or local at: 518.427.6063
- Packages cannot be combined with any other offers
- Package must be booked direct with the Morgan State House