The Hyde is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art. Comparable to that of a major metropolitan museum, the core collection, acquired by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, includes works by such artists as Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and American artists Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. The Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art features works by artists including Josef Albers, Dorothy Dehner, Sam Gilliam, Adolph Gottlieb, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, George McNeil, Robert Motherwell, Ben Nicholson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bridget Riley. Today, The Hyde offers significant national and international exhibitions, and a packed schedule of events that help visitors to experience art in new ways.
As stated by Charlotte Pruyn Hyde in her 1952 Trust Agreement, which established The Hyde Collection, our founding mission is “to maintain a Museum for the exhibition of the permanent collection and to promote and cultivate the improvement of the fine arts, for the education and benefit of the residents of Glens Falls and vicinity and the general public.”
The Hyde Collection will be widely recognized as one of the preeminent small fine art museums in the Northeastern United States, celebrated for (a) its distinguished collections of European and American art, old Masters and modern and contemporary art, (b) dynamic educational and cultural programming, (c) energetic collaboration with other forward-thinking organizations, and (d) the memorable experiences it consistently creates for visitors in its welcoming and inclusive environment.