Hyde to celebrate Andrew Wyeth's birthday
In honor of the birthday of Andrew Wyeth, whose work is the subject of The Hyde Collection’s major summer exhibition this year, the Museum will hold a birthday celebration on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. On that day, visitors will be treated to a slice of birthday cake from 2 – 5 pm and will also receive a 10% discount on their purchase of any Wyeth-related item in The Hyde’s Museum Store.
Wyeth, who died in January of 2009, was born on July 12, 1917. However, since The Hyde Collection is not open on Mondays, his birthday will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 13.
“This is a great chance for families and friends to enjoy the exhibition and a treat in honor of the artist,” said David F. Setford, the Hyde’s executive director and co-curator of the exhibition. “Response to the show has been extremely positive and we are hoping that this celebration will add something special to the visitor experience.”
The exhibition, which runs through September 5, 2010, is the first major display of Wyeth’s work in New York State in more than ten years. Forty-four watercolors, drybrush, and tempera works, as well as pencil studies by Wyeth, are on display. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for Hyde members. Children under 14 years of age are admitted free of charge. Cakes for the event are being provided by Price Chopper and Hannaford supermarkets.