Dear Hyde Community,
As we enter our fall and winter seasons, we have much to celebrate and look forward to.
We are very fortunate that our Museum is resilient in its 59th year. We remain unwavering in pursuing our mission as a cultural fine arts institution essential to our city, region, nation, and world.
Our curatorial team continues to deliver world-class exhibitions. This spring and summer included Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking, Here @ The Hyde: Featured Objects from the Permanent Collection, High School Juried Show 2022, Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine, and Jose Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico. They all received wide acclaim.
Opening in October are highly anticipated exhibitions – Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum, Works of Jan Conners, and Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. We hope you will join us in the galleries this fall to experience these beautiful exhibitions!
This year, our educational offerings have taken a giant leap forward. We have secured the license as the exclusive regional venue for the best of British Theatre with National Theatre Live and Great Art on Screen, featuring art from around the world. These offerings are available to experience with our new series On Screen @ The Hyde. Whether you show up for serious drama, romcoms, sold-out award-winning hits, or award-winning documentaries, we bring you unmissable experiences filmed live from Britain’s most exciting stages or captured from destinations worldwide. You’ll always have the best seat in the house at The Hyde Collection.
As the calendar turns to 2023, we begin the celebration of our Diamond Anniversary – sixty years. We have many surprises in store, none more significant than our blockbuster exhibition. Regarded as one of the most innovative sculptors of his generation, we are bringing David Smith’s (1906-1965) work back to the Southern Adirondacks. Mark your calendars for Summer 2023 to experience Songs of the Horizon: David Smith, Music, & Dance curated by Jennifer Field, Ph.D.
We are also looking to the next sixty years for The Hyde Collection. Our Reimagine Project focuses on heightening accessibility and the overall visitor experience. LaGuardia Design Group is leading a master planning process for this initiative, and they shared exciting concepts on a reimagined front entrance, along with a café and retail space, an outdoor performing arts amphitheater, and a variety of plantings that harken back to the years when the Hyde, Cunningham, and Hoopes families resided on the property. Stay tuned for more updates.
We have many to thank for their unwavering support. We owe a particular debt of gratitude to The Hyde Board of Trustees. They are tireless in supporting arts and culture, at The Hyde and throughout our region.
We also want to acknowledge and thank those visionary benefactors whose financial commitments aid the Museum’s long-term success. We understand that people give to people and are truly honored by the generosity and trust donors have shown us. As we look toward our future and new opportunities, we thank you for being an instrumental partner in our journey and for the lasting impact each of you has on The Hyde Collection.
It’s a beautiful time to support The Hyde and our bright future together by considering a donation for our year-end appeal.
We look forward to seeing you in the galleries.
Norman E. Dascher Jr.
Chief Executive Officer