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Thursday, Jan 1, 2004

'04 Hyde Exhibitions Bring Exceptional Works From Major Art Institutions

                            
CONTACT:  Stacey Mattison
Communications Manager
518-792-1761 x 20
smattison@hydecollection.org


GLENS FALLS, NY - The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY announces its Wood Gallery exhibition schedule for 2004. The Museum will present three exciting traveling exhibitions from major national and international art institutions; Rodin: In His Own Words, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation will be on display from January 18 through April 11, 2004; Masterworks: Selections from the New Britain Museum of American Art from May 22 through October 3, 2004; and Victorian Visions, organized by International Arts & Artists will be featured from November 14, 2004 through January 23, 2005.

Rodin: In His Own Words, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
January 18 through April 11, 2004 - Charles R. Wood Gallery

This exhibition will feature over 30 bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) as well as a selection of first edition books and original letters written by the artist. The works span the entire range of Rodin's artistic legacy from his early works The Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose and Saint John the Baptist Preaching, to studies for some of Rodin's major monuments, The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais. Each piece will be paired with a quote by the artist, to shed light on the great sculptor's working methods and artistic philosophies. This exhibition is organized and circulated by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

Rodin

Auguste Rodin
Ecclesiastes,
before 1899 Bronze
10 _ x 10 _ x 11 _ in.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Masterworks: Selections from the New Britain Museum of American Art
May 22 through October 3, 2004 " Charles R. Wood Gallery

Sixty of the finest examples of American art from the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art will be featured in this exhibition. The New Britain Museum, founded in 1903, is considered the first institution in the nation to focus exclusively on American art. After one hundred years of steady growth, its collection numbers more than 5,000 works spanning 250 years of American art history. This exhibition will offer a rich survey of American artistic achievement from colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, and American Impressionism, to the Ash Can School, early modernism, and American scene painting. Featured artists include Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Frederic Edwin Church, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Georgia O'Keeffe, Raphaelle Peale, and Benjamin West. This exhibition is organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art

Victorian Visions

November 14, 2004 through January 23, 2005 " Charles R. Wood Gallery

Comprised of works by Victorian artists, primarily from Great Britain, such as Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, William Morris, and Alfred Stevens, this exhibition features 67 exquisite drawings and watercolors culled from the distinguished collections of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales. The artworks are linked by the artists' shared sentiment for the past and interest in the exotic. The fantastical visions created by these artists contrasted sharply with industrialization and the strict social behavior of the time. A variety of historical styles informed their visions, from the medievalism of Dante Gabriel Rossettis altarpiece for Llandaff Cathedral and William Burges's interiors to Frederick Leighton's classicism and the decorative orientalism of William Holman Hunt. This traveling exhibition will include a unique combination of works that illuminate the methods and motivations behind the great pre-Raphaelite paintings of the Victorian era. It is organized by International Arts & Artists and accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.

Hunt

William Henry Hunt
Bird's nest, mid 19th century
Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
28.2 x 34.6 cm



NOTE TO EDITORS: Electronic images are available by contacting Stacey Mattison, communications manager,

518-792-1761, ext. 20, or smattison@hydeartmuseum.org.


The Hyde Collection is a historic house and art museum complex that combines the heritage of the Adirondack Region with a distinguished permanent collection consisting of works by European old and modern masters and American artists, important decorative arts and antique furnishings. In addition, the Museum provides changing exhibitions in four gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming as well as a Museum Shop. Admission free with voluntary donations accepted. The Hyde Collection is a publicly supported institution located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Open year-round Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM; Thursday till 7 PM; Sunday noon - 5 PM. Closed Mondays and national holidays. Admission free. For information, call 518-792-1761. www.hydeartmuseum.org



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