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ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART AND HISTORY

Ancient Egypt: Part 1 Art & Culture

The Albany Institute's collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt and its two mummies provide students with an opportunity to learn about ancient Egypt hieroglyphs and symbols; funerary object, religious practices; and culture and customs of daily life.

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Art, Artists and Nature: The Hudson River School

The landscape paintings created by the 19th century artist known as the Hudson River School celebrate the majestic beauty of the American wilderness. Students will learn about the elements of art, early 19th century American culture, the creative process, environmental concerns and the connections to the birth of American literature.

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Erie Canal

Using primary documents and works of art, this videoconference will help students look back in time to understand the work that went into building the Erie Canal and the natural and political barriers that were overcome to construct it. The lesson will also examine the importance of the Erie Canal for trade and transportation throughout the country.

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Portraits: The Serious & the Smirk

Portraits reveal a great deal about the sitter, the artist, and the place and time in which they were created. Students will learn about history and culture through body language, clothing, setting, and accessories pictured in the Albany Institutes extensive portrait collection.

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Struggle for the Vote: New York Women

Focusing on Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Burns, and the life of Albany artist and activist Alice Morgan Wright, students will explore the difficult path women forged to earn the right to vote. Objects, images, and documents will illuminate this story of struggle and persistence.

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The Civil War

Using primary sources, images and objects from the Albany Institute's collection, students will be introduced to a major conflict in American History, the Civil War. This lesson focuses on how the Civil War affected daily life in America, including the art, material culture and political atmosphere of our country.

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Traders and Culture: Colonial Life in America

The lives of people who settled in the Hudson Valley in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and the Native Americans who lived along side them are illuminated for students through the exploration of the Albany Institute's collection of paintings, account books, furniture, ceramics, maps, metal ware, documents, tools, and more.

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