About the Collection

The Albany Institute of History & Art holds one of the finest collections of art and historical objects documenting the life and culture of New York’s Upper Hudson Valley from the late seventeenth century to the present.

The collections provide a broad overview of the vibrant artistic traditions and cultural developments of the Upper Hudson Valley, and include eighteenth-century Dutch limner portraits, Hudson River school landscape paintings, work from the studio of Albany sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, and contemporary art by regional artists.

“Tulipiers: A Collection of Tulipiere Vases”, 2017, was acquired by the Albany Institue of Art in 2018, as part of a major gift by the Kohler Foundation. The piece was selected for its correlation with Dutch history. The Tulip Festival is Albany’s signature spring event featuring annual traditions rooted in the City’s rich Dutch heritage.

The Albany Institute of History and Art is located in Albany, New York.

Mara Superior, “Tulipiers: A Collection of Tulipiere Vases”, 2017, 13 x 16.25 x 1″, platter & miniature chargers: high-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, gold leaf; miniature tulipiere vases: earthenware, tin-glaze, gold leaf.