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Friday, Jun 10, 2016

Don't Miss Community Day at The Hyde Collection on June 11

On Saturday, June 11, The Hyde Collection will host its annual Community Day celebration. Live music, art activities, and food will fill the museum complex, inside and out, between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Museum admission is free all day, starting when the doors open at 10:00 AM.

Stop by the Museum to lounge in Victoria Palermo's Camp Iris, view the buzzed about exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection in the Charles R. Wood and Whitney-Renz Galleries, check out The Hyde's recent acquisitions in the Hoopes Gallery, revisit Hyde House and the permanent collection, and take in the new improvements to the Lobby and the Education Wing. 

“This event is about opening our doors to the entire community and welcoming them to The Hyde,” said Erin Coe, director of The Hyde Collection. “Our current exhibition on the environmental work of the artist collaborators Christo and Jeanne-Claude is the inspiration for this year’s Community Day, and we are planning a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates the intersection of art and community and brings it to life.”

Beginning at 1:00 PM, the Museum's educators will conduct children's activities inspired by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude on the front lawn. Participants can wrap replicas of prominent Glens Falls buildings, bring their own object to wrap, or have fun creating theirs own collages.

At 2:00 PM, live music will be provided by local talent Stephen Metivier in the Helen Froehlich Auditorium. Metivier will introduce and demonstrate his specialty instrument -- the Bali Steel Pan. He will also perform several songs from his album "Hang with an Alien," as well as other improvisational songs.

Stewart's Shops will be in attendance to serve ice cream ($2 per cone), and healthy, organic snacks will be for sale by the Glens Falls Food Co-op, a member-owned cooperative. 

"We have a bunch of wonderful projects lined up for the day. These projects all capture the collaborative spirit found in the galleries, as well as in Victoria Palermo's installation on the lawn," said Jenny Hutchinson, museum educator at The Hyde. "It'll be a lot of fun. Bring your friends and family to the Museum to help us kick off the summer season with some creativity and community pride."

For more information about the Community Day, call (518) 792-1761 or visit

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