In Place of Now
In Place of Now brings together emerging and established artists engaged in the politically subversive acts of picturing “otherness,” reinventing the past, and reclaiming the future. Learn more.
In-Faux-Structure
A call for proposals open to artists and non-artists to consider their definition of infrastructure, how it can be improved, who it serves, who it doesn’t serve, and who is left out altogether. Learn more.
The Opalka Gallery
Offering the Sage community, as well as the greater Capital Region, a place to gather for exhibitions, lectures, films, and other performances.
A Home for Modern Art
“Inner View Nexus Open I” by the sculptor Caroline Ramersdorfer is permanently on view outside the Opalka Gallery.
In Place of Now
In Place of Now brings together emerging and established artists engaged in the politically subversive acts of picturing “otherness,” reinventing the past, and reclaiming the future. Learn more.
In-Faux-Structure
A call for proposals open to artists and non-artists to consider their definition of infrastructure, how it can be improved, who it serves, who it doesn’t serve, and who is left out altogether. Learn more.
The Opalka Gallery
Offering the Sage community, as well as the greater Capital Region, a place to gather for exhibitions, lectures, films, and other performances.
A Home for Modern Art
“Inner View Nexus Open I” by the sculptor Caroline Ramersdorfer is permanently on view outside the Opalka Gallery.

The Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of The Sage Colleges. Located on the Sage College of Albany campus, the Opalka’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists. An important part of the cultural life in the Capital Region, the Gallery frequently hosts lectures, films, concerts, and other events in conjunction with its exhibitions.

The Opalka Gallery was constructed in 2002 with funds generously donated by the Opalka family. The 7,400 square foot facility includes a vaulted gallery and a 75-seat lecture/presentation hall. The Opalka replaced Rathbone Gallery, which served The Sage Colleges for 25 years and garnered international attention for the quality and significance of its exhibitions.

The Opalka Gallery is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, The Exhibition Alliance, and the Museum Association of New York.

Please note: The gallery is closed for winter break and for installation. We reopen February 5, 2019. If you need to reach gallery staff, please use the contact info below.

Opalka Gallery
The Sage Colleges
140 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
518-292-7742
[email protected]

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