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Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012

May is Membership Month

May is Membership Month

We love our Museum members and we're showing our appreciation for your generous support by offering special member benefits throughout the month of May.

100 New Members Campaign
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Hyde House, we are kicking off a 100 New Members Campaign. Beginning May 1, the first 100 new members will receive a special Hyde commemorative magnet.

Share you enthusiasm for The Hyde:  Bring your family and friends to learn about The Hyde's exceptional collections, programs, and exhibitions, and help us reach our goal of 100 new members.

Win tickets to a 2012 Hyde Luncheon & Lecture:  If your guests join during the month of May, you and they will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets, valued at $110, to one of The Hyde's 2012 Luncheon & Lecture programs (your choice of the two summer luncheons or the holiday luncheon.)

Members bring guests free in May
Just show your Hyde Member ID card at the admissions desk and you and your guests are admitted free. (Maximum two guests per visit, but you may visit as often as you like!)

Reserved seating for members at Anne Higonnet's lecture on Sunday, May 6, at 2pm.
You and up to two guests will enjoy reserved seating for the lecture A Museum of One's Own: Private Collecting, Public Gift by Anne Higonnet, author and professor of art, Barnard College. Reservations are required; limited seating. Call 518-792-1761, ext. 46.  If you are a member, you already have free admission to the Museum! If you're not a member, the lecture is free with admission.

Members-only themed docent tours on Thursday, May 31
In honor of New York State Museum Week, you and up to two guests will be treated to a members-only docent tour on Thursday, May 31. Reservations are required; space limited. Call 518-792-1761, ext. 46.

Choose from one of the following themes:
10:30 am: Fables, Myths & Legends with Martie Newell
Noon: American Art & Artists with Judy Francomano
1:30 pm: The Renaissance with Terry Graves
3 pm: Dutch & Flemish Art with Barbara Coughlin

Member Privileges during the "Summer of Light"
June 17 - September 16, 2012

  • Free admission to the Museum complex and the exhibitions Stephen Knapp: New Light in Wood Gallery and Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light in Hoopes Gallery.

  • Members-only Early Viewing with free coffee and pastries from 10am to noon on the following Sundays: June 24, July 22, August 26, and September 16.

  • Free or discounted admission and advance notice of Hyde-sponsored Summer of Light events held at the Museum, such as lectures, gallery talks, and other educational programming.

Discounted theater tickets for Hyde members
The Hyde Collection and the Adirondack Theatre Festival are partnering to provide reciprocal benefits to museum members and theatre subscribers.

Hyde members will receive $5 off per ticket to the 2012 ATF performances. Just show your Hyde member ID card when purchasing tickets. For performance and schedule information go to

ATF members will receive $3 off the general admission price to The Hyde Collection during its Summer of Light exhibitions from June 17 to September 16, 2012.

Museum Day Trips
Hyde members received reduced rates on our fascinating adventures. And all the planning is done for you!
Wednesday, June 20       Hill-stead Museum & Wadsworth Atheneum
                                             Farmington & Hartford, CT
                                             $125/members; $150/others

Thursday, August 2          Naumkeag, Norman Rockwell Museum, & Chesterwood
                                             Stockbridge, MA
                                             $125/members; $150/others

Thursday, October 18      Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum & Museum of Fine Arts Boston
                                             Boston, MA
                                             $120/members; $145/others

Call 518-792-1761, ext. 13, for details or to book the trip. We hope you can join us!


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