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Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009

Hyde introduces Tights & Tutus Tuesdays

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Hyde launches Tights & Tutus Tuesdays; Highlights new Artist’s Studio for kids                                            

Glens Falls, NY – Beginning Tuesday, August 18, The Hyde Collection introduces “Tights & Tutus Tuesdays” - a new program to encourage families to visit the Museum and its current exhibition – Degas & Music. The program was designed to bring families to see the exhibition and to introduce those with young children to The Hyde’s new Artist’s Studio.

Each Tuesday through the mid-October end of the Degas & Music exhibition, children are encouraged to visit The Hyde in their favorite costume that includes tights or a tutu. The theme of the Tuesday events was chosen to reflect Degas’ interest in the world of dance, as well as music. Adults accompanying the costumed children will receive half-price general admission to Degas & Music. (Children under 14 are admitted free throughout the run of the show, courtesy of a sponsorship by Stewart’s Shops.)

Through the special Tuesday offer, The Hyde hopes to bring more young children to the Museum and its new Artist’s Studio. The new space is a total renovation of the former Kids Zone area in the lower level of the Museum’s Education Wing. According to Hyde Executive Director David Setford, the Artist’s Studio is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of art.

“The new Artist’s Studio is designed to spark children’s imaginations – providing wall-mounted easels for creating art and a dress-up area to get them into character,” said Setford. “This new space opened with Degas & Music and there is hardly a day that goes by without young visitors trying their hand at a unique masterpiece.”

General admission for Degas & Music is $10; seniors, active military, and students with ID, $8; and $5 for Hyde members. Historic Hyde House admission is by donation. The Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from noon to 5 pm. For more information, contact The Hyde at 518-792-1761.


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