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.


Visitor parking is available in the circle next to the administration building. If none is available, you may park in any legal space on campus or on nearby streets. Please note: if you park on campus & receive a ticket from Sage Public Safety for parking on campus without a permit, please bring it into the gallery and you will not have to pay it.


NOTE: We are currently closed for installation and will reopen on Tuesday, October, 27, 2020 with Unraveling.

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays 12pm through 5pm, with extended hours until 8pm on Thursday nights.

To contact gallery staff, please use phone and email info. below.

Opalka Gallery
Russell Sage College
140 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
[email protected]

The In-faux-structure exhibition is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

Music performances throughout the season made possible by

Opalka Gallery season sponsors include


Ongoing, sustaining support provided by

Chet and Karen Opalka