Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of Russell Sage College. Located on the 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.

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 Association of Academic Museums and Galleries and the Museum Association of New York.

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Mohican, Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), and Schaghticoke People.


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.


Opalka Gallery Hours

Hours through June 9, 2023:  Tuesday through Friday: Noon to 5pm

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

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

Opalka Gallery 2022-2023 season sponsors include
Ongoing, sustaining support provided by

Chet & Karen Opalka