Message from the CEO

Norm Dascher, The Hyde Collection's CEOAt The Hyde Collection, it seems like we always have reason to celebrate. Right now, our administrative offices in beautiful Cunningham House are abuzz with excitement as we prepare for the September 21 gala, our biggest fundraising event of the year, AND the opening of two major exhibitions.

This year’s gala is inspired by the garden soirees hosted by Museum founder Charlotte Pruyn Hyde. The evening of elegance will be led by emcee Daquetta Jones, a member of The Hyde’s board of trustees.

We will honor longtime Hyde supporters Candace and Charles Wait with The Hyde’s Legacy Award, celebrating their commitment to the arts and our community. With fine cuisine by The Lily and the Rose; live music by Bronte Roman and the Wayne Hawkins Trio, and Seagle Music Colony; and a live auction followed by a special raise-the-paddle event with acclaimed auctioneer Chris Ward, it is sure to be a very special night, indeed.

Don’t miss this incredible evening!

The excitement continues the first week of October, when The Hyde opens Picasso, Braque, and Léger on October 6. The exhibition examines each of the Modern masters’ relationships with post-World War II writers, playwrights, and poets, and their dedication to creating imagery that interpreted modern texts. The exhibition will run through January 5.

Less than a week later, on October 12, The Hyde opens Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, an exciting juried show highlighting the works of some of the amazing artists who live in this region. Guest juror Victoria Palermo, herself a well-respected regional artist, pored through submissions by more than 365 artists to create a dynamic exhibition. AMHR closes December 4 — just in time for our team to unveil its plans for the holidays.

As I said, there is always something to celebrate at The Hyde.


Norman E. Dascher
Chief Executive Officer