This is your Museum! Welcome.
Museums offer us an environment where people, inspirations, life experiences, and emotions can come together across time, place, and cultures. We seek out art and creative expression to feel grounded, amazed, and even question and understand who we are and who we can become through our shared humanity.
It is a tremendous honor to lead The Hyde Collection, whose focus on creativity and cultural understanding is more relevant and needed than ever. This point in time is a pivotal moment for museums to stimulate conversation and connection with empathy, courage, and integrity. I invite you to explore The Hyde and experience the power of the arts and cultural expression.
I can also say that our Museum’s challenges are far from over. Weathering the pandemic is a profound test for everyone, including our cultural institution. At the peak of the crisis, The Hyde was closed for more than ten months, and since reopening in May of 2021, we have experienced reductions in visitor levels. We have remained steadfast in pursuing our mission as an essential cultural establishment essential to our city, region, and nation. Now is a wonderful time to support The Hyde.
Our curatorial team, led by Jonathan Canning, The Hyde’s Director of Curatorial Affairs & Programming, has continued to deliver world-class exhibitions, and our winter, spring, and summer 2022 offerings are stellar.
As our Founder, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde intended, this is your Museum, for the education and benefit of all. Welcome!
I look forward to seeing you in the galleries—or at a virtual event—soon.
Norman E. Dascher Jr.
Chief Executive Officer