About the museum
The University at Albany Art Museum was founded in 1967. Its 9,000 square foot facility was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and, along with much of the campus, is recognized as an icon of late 20th century modernist architecture.
Our mission is to advance knowledge and foster understanding in contemporary visual arts. Through exhibitions, programs, collections, and publications the museum seeks to provide a forum for art, artists, and audiences that enriches the intellectual life of the university and community.
The museum has presented hundreds of individual and thematic exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists, as well as those who have received regional, national, or international recognition. The museum provides a context for exhibitions through its Art & Culture Talks program of free lectures, seminars and performances by nationally known artists, writers, and scholars.