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Friday, Oct 26, 2012

2013 Wood Gallery Exhibitions

2013 Exhibitions

50 at 50: Five Decades of Collecting at The Hyde
January 27 – April 14, 2013
Wood Gallery

In 2013, The Hyde Collection will celebrate its fiftieth year as a public museum with a major exhibition of art that has entered the permanent collection since 1963. Each of the works in the exhibition reflects the Museum’s process of careful deliberation in making acquisitions that enhance the legacy of the collection formed by Charlotte and Louis Hyde.

Featured works will include Old Masters Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) and Paulus Moreleese (1571-1638), and American artists Willard L. Metcalf (1858-1925) and George Bellows (1882-1925). The exhibition will focus on the fastest growing area of the Museum’s collection, which is modern and contemporary art, with works by such artists as Arthur Dove (1880-1916), Robert Cottingham (b. 1935), Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994), Sam Gilliam (b. 1933), Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974), Keith Haring (1958-1991), Sol Lewitt (1928-2007), Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), Diego Rivera (1886-1957), David Smith (1906-1965), and Dan Budnik (b. 1933).

The exhibition acknowledges the extraordinary generosity of all donors, recognized and anonymous, whose gifts of works of art are the lifeblood of The Hyde Collection.

Exhibition opening is Saturday, January 26, 2013.   

Dorothy Dehner at The Hyde
January 27 – April 14, 2013
Hoopes Gallery

Works by Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994) from the permanent collection feature prints, drawings, watercolors, and a bronze sculpture by this important twentieth-century artist. Many of these works were recently donated to The Hyde from the artist's estate. 

Both exhibitions are organized by The Hyde Collection and curated by Erin Coe, Chief Curator and Jayne Stokes, Associate Curator.

The Juried Show: 22nd Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition
April 26 - May 26, 2013
Wood Gallery

One hundred works from entries by area high school art students. This exhibition is not only a showcase of students’ talent and creativity but is also designed to allow them to experience the preparation, submission, and adjudication process crucial to their artistic development. The young artists who enter the competition hail from high schools in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties. Curated by Hyde curator of education June Leary.

Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George
June 15 – September 15, 2013
Wood Gallery

The Hyde Collection, in association with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, is organizing a first-of-its-kind exhibition that will closely examine the extraordinary body of work created by O’Keeffe of and at Lake George. From 1918 until the mid 1930s, O’Keeffe (1887-1986) spent part of the year at Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate, a thirty-six acre property situated just north of Lake George village in the southern basin of the lake. O’Keeffe sought new sources of inspiration for her work and reveled in the discovery of new subject matter at Lake George, found respite in its bucolic setting, and enjoyed long walks through the pastures and wooded trails that surrounded the property.

Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George will present the full range of works by the artist from magnified botanical compositions of flowers and vegetables, to a group of remarkable still lifes of apples and pears. O’Keeffe painted a series of arboreal portraits focusing on the variety of trees – birches, cedars, maples, poplars, and chestnuts that grew in abundance at Lake George. Telescopic views of a single leaf or pairs of overlapping leaves were another recurring motif during her Lake George years. Architectural subjects, including paintings of the weathered barns and buildings on the property, that blend the descriptive with the abstract emerged as a theme, as did a number of panoramic Lake George landscape paintings and bold, color-filled abstraction that often visually related to the subjects the artist was working on at the time. All of these themes will be explored through a selection of approximately sixty works from public and private collections.  A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Modern Nature is organized by The Hyde Collection in association with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.  The exhibition curator is Erin Coe, Chief Curator, at The Hyde. The exhibition will travel to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, October 4, 2013 - January 26, 2014, and then to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, De Young Museum from February 8 - May 11, 2014.


A Family Album: Alfred Stieglitz and Lake George
June 15 – September 15
Hoopes Gallery

In connection with Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, The Hyde Collection is organizing a companion exhibition entitled, A Family Album: Alfred Stieglitz and Lake George.

During the years 1918 to 1934, Georgia O’Keeffe left the bustle and heat of New York City and headed for the pristine, mountain-rimmed waters of Lake George where her companion, and later husband, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), and his family kept a summer home. Comprised of thirty-six bucolic acres located a mile north of Lake George village on the western shoreline, their country retreat known as “the Hill” was a former farm and contained a large farmhouse and a number of barns and outbuildings. Today, the property is a residential subdivision and is identified with a historic marker at the foot of the hill.

Through a selection of approximately thirty photographs by the influential photographer, critic, and dealer Alfred Stieglitz, A Family Album will take an intimate look at the people who resided on the property while O’Keeffe was in residence there, including members of the Stieglitz family, and the special place that bound them together.

Lenders to the exhibition include The Adirondack Museum and Alfred Stieglitz’s grandniece Sue Davidson Lowe. The exhibition is curated by Erin B. Coe, Chief Curator, The Hyde Collection and Caroline Welsh, Senior Art Historian and Director Emerita, The Adirondack Museum. 

2013 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region
October 12 – December 31, 2013
Wood Gallery

The Hyde Collection will present the 2013 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition in the fall of 2013. The Hyde joins the Albany Institute of History and Art and the University Art Museum at the University at Albany as the third collaborative sponsor of this long-standing exhibition, hosted by the three organizations on a rotating basis.

The exhibition will take place from October 13 through December 29, 2013. Founded in 1936, Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region is one of the oldest regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art in the Upper Hudson Valley.  For the 2013 presentation, The Hyde has invited Dan Cameron to be the juror. He is the Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art. In the past, he has organized numerous group and solo exhibitions including retrospectives of Carolee Schneemann, William Kentridge, Paul McCarthy, Faith Ringgold, Carroll Dunham, and Cildo Meireles. In 2003, Cameron served as Artistic Director for the 8th Annual Istanbul Biennial, and in 2006 he organized the 10th Taipei Biennial.

Artists living within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District and The Hyde Collection have had the opportunity to submit work for consideration by the juror. Approximately forty to fifty artists will be chosen for the exhibition to be held in the Wood Gallery.


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