Hall of New York

Capital Region

Old Covered Bridge

Old Mohawk Covered Bridge

Old Mohawk Covered Bridge

W.H. Yates

Oil on Canvas, ca. 1870

Schenectady was a pre-colonial home to Native Americans. In the 19th century, Schenectady became one of America’s leading industrial cities.

Old Covered Bridge Artist Info:

W.H. Yates (1845–1935) was born in Schenectady. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War he studied art and became a well-known regional artist and teacher.

On loan from the Schenectady Historical Society
The Albany

The Albany

The Albany

Antonio Jacobsen

Oil on Canvas, 1883

Robert Fulton first began operating steamboats on the Hudson River in 1807.

The Albany Artist Info:

Antonio Jacobsen (1849–1921) was a Danish born artist who came to the United States in 1873. He was famous for his maritime art and his especially accurate portrayal of the ships he painted.

On loan from the Albany Institute of History and Art
View of Albany

View of Albany

View of Albany

David Coughtry

Oil on Canvas, 1986

Construction of the Empire State Plaza went from 1962–1978 and was one of the most ambitious public works projects in state history.

View of Albany Artist Info:

David Coughtry (1953) studied at SUNY Albany and is an active artist and currently teaches studio art at Principia College.

On loan from the Albany Institute of History and Art
Voorheesville Creek

Voorheesville Creek

Voorheesville Creek

Walter Launt Palmer

Oil on Canvas

This painting of a peaceful winter scene near Voorheesville, New York, was commissioned by the Rankin family who resided at Cherry Hill in Albany. It was commissioned as a memorial to Herbert Rankin, who died of influenza during WWI and was buried at sea.

Voorheesville Creek Artist Info:

Walter Launt Palmer (1854 – 1932) was an American Expressionist painter from Albany, New York, who studied art with Frederick Church. His father was the noted sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, who created the design for the New York State Seal in 1882.

On loan from Historic Cherry Hill