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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003

The Hyde Collection Receives Grant From Target Stores

November 19, 2003
CONTACT: Stacey Mattison Douglas Kline
The Hyde Collection Target Store
518-792-1761 X 20 612-696-3444

GLENS FALLS, NY (October 10, 2003) The Hyde Collection has announced it is a recipient of a $2,500 grant from Target Corporation to support the Museum's School Programs. Each year, The Hyde Collection introduces nearly 6,000 students to the world of art and history through School Programs at no cost to the students or their respective schools. The programs usually consist of a group of 40 to 50 school children from one of 30 school districts around the region. Sessions are either custom-designed by the education department and classroom teachers to coincide with specific course study, or teachers pre-select a program from the catalogue of sixteen distinct programs that The Hyde makes available programs are designed to meet New York State Learning Standards in specific topic areas and specific grade levels. School Programs utilize The Hyde's permanent collection of old and modern masters and the current special exhibitions, and most programs include a theme-based art activity or hands-on studio project in the Louis P. Brown Art Studio following the viewing and informational session. The hands-on project allows the students to absorb more information through fun and engaging object-based activities.


Lynn Shanks, The Hyde's director of development notes, Target's support will impact the lives of many students in the greater Glens Falls community. This grant enables The Hyde to continue to serve as a free resource to schools, giving students what is often their first true encounter with the world of art and history.


Target Corporation has a strong tradition of giving back to the communities where they do business and this year that giving will amount to $2 million a week. That commitment is reflected in Target Stores grant-making program, which supports projects that promote the arts, education and family violence prevention. At Target Corporation we feel it is not only our responsibility to give back to the community, we feel it is our privilege, says Laysha Ward, Vice President of Community Relations. The Hyde Collection is doing incredible things to help strengthen our communities.

About Target Stores

Minneapolis-based Target Stores serves guests at 1,167 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target Stores, along with its parent company Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.


Note to editors: For more information, contact Stacy Mattison at 518-792-1761 ext. 20.


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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, non-governmental 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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