The Hyde Museum


Family Matters: American Impressionism and Realism

April 27, 2003 - July 27, 2003

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Louis and Charlotte Hyde are well known for amassing an important collection of Old Master paintings, drawings, and sculpture. They are generally not recognized as collectors of American art. This first-of-its-kind exhibition addressed this topic by featuring works they acquired that are either part of the permanent collection or on loan from their descendants. These works included the commissioned portrait of the Hyde's daughter Mary Van Ness (1909) by Edmund Charles Tarbell.  The Hydes were well connected to an influential network of American art dealers, collectors, and critics such as Edward Milch, John Gellatly, and Royal Cortissoz. Works by artists William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Willard L. Metcalf, Abbott Handerson Thayer, James McNeil Whistler, and Elihu Vedder were included in this exhibition.