Special Event

Special Exhibit October- November

October - November Featured Exhibit
2020 marks the 500th Anniversary of the death of artist and architect of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio). One of the undisputed masters of the High Renaissance style in Italy. He died on April 6, 1520, on his 37th birthday. The range and quantity of Raphael’s artistic achievements seem nothing short of astonishing. Raphael is famous for his idyllic Madonnas and his fresco cycles in the papal palace. He is also famous for tapestries that hung on the walls of the Sistine Chapel.
Raphael’s death at the age of thirty-seven, 500 years ago, was caused by medical error, which was compounded by a bout of pneumonia, according to a new Milan University study. The study indicated that his fever was worsened by the excessive application of leeches. Previously, typhus and malaria had been cited as among the possible causes of the death of Raphael. His symptoms lead to the conclusion that he had pneumonia. The practice of leeching was absolutely not helpful in cases of pneumonia, it probably killed Raphael.


Open to the public

  • October- November 2020
  • 1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205
    • Adults $5
      Seniors (over 65) $4
      Students $3
      Children (12 years & under) Free
      American Italian Heritage  Association Members Free
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The American Italian Museum and Cultural Center is located in the town of Colonie the county of Albany NY. We are 4.5 miles east of the Albany NY International Airport, 162 miles North from New York City, 173 miles West of Boston, 283 miles East of Buffalo and approximately 180 miles south of the Canadian border.

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