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Friday, Jun 13, 2003

Last Chance To See Hyde House Before It Closes For Renovation On July 1; Remainder Of Museum To Stay Open


                     June 13, 2003
CONTACT:  Alice Grether
518-792-1761 x 15
agrether@hydecollection.org

 Glens Falls, NY -  Due to The Hyde Collection's Comprehensive Furnishing Plan, Hyde House will be temporarily closed on July 1, 2003 through Spring 2004. This is your last chance to see the great masters in their original setting in the home of Louis and Charlotte Hyde until the Museum reopens its doors in Spring 2004.

The Hyde is undertaking a major preservation initiative aimed at ensuring the long-term integrity of Hyde House. Due to climatic conditions and deteriorating building materials it has become necessary to replace Hyde House's stucco exterior. In addition, this project will recapture the thread of history through the house by reproducing original rugs, curtains, and upholstery; by repainting the interior the original 1936 color scheme; and by conserving forty pieces of furniture.


The plan is the culmination of two years of intensive archival research, the collection of oral histories, and hours spent reviewing historic photographs. It is the most important research completed at the Museum in the last twenty-five years and will dramatically enhance our understanding of Louis and Charlotte Hyde's life together, their tastes, and their era. 


While Hyde House will be closed during this phase, the Museum will remain open with ongoing educational programming and exciting temporary exhibitions.  Family Matters: American Impressionism and Realsim, now through July 27 in Hoopes Gallery; Frederic Remington: Illustrator, Sculptor, Painter now through August 24, 2003; Inside/Out: Re-visioning Hyde House by Susie Brandt and Margo Mensing, August 10 through November 16; and Form(ation): Modern and Contemporary Works from the Feibes & Schimtt Collection, September 9 through December 7, 2003; Medieval and Renaissance Art from the Permanent Collection, November 30 through February 29, 2004.   

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Note to editors: For more information, contact Alice Grether at 518-792-1761 ext. 15.

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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