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
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.

Welcome to Opalka Gallery

 

Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of Russell Sage College. Located on the Albany campus, 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 Russell Sage College for 25 years and garnered international attention for the quality and significance of its exhibitions.

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.

COVID precautions: Per Russell Sage College policy, visitors must wear masks OR show proof of vaccination while indoors. Masks are optional for vaccinated patrons and required for unvaccinated patrons.

Opalka Gallery Hours

PLEASE NOTE: We are closed for installation and will reopen with the BFA Exhibition reception on FRI., May 6, from 5 to 7pm

BFA EXHIBITION HOURS, May 6 through June 3, 2022:

Tuesday through Friday: Noon to 5pm

Mondays by appointment only.

Opalka Gallery

Russell Sage College
140 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
518-292-7742
[email protected]