Museum Blog

Banksy’s latest work tackles homelessness

The elusive artist Banksy’s latest artwork draws attention to the issue of homelessness. A BBC article looks at the holiday-themed artwork on a street in Birmingham (in the West Midlands region of England), featuring two reindeer appearing to pull Ryan, a homeless man sleeping on a bench. During filming, the artist reports that locals were…
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Celebrate Hometown Holidays history at The Hyde — December 2

2 pm Saturday, December 7, at The Hyde Collection GLENS FALLS, New York—The editors of Look Magazine searched the nation and found no finer example of a post-war American community than Glens Falls. On Saturday, December 7, relive the nostalgia and magic of 1940s Glens Falls with a live holiday armed forces radio broadcast at The Hyde…
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Pay as you Wish at The Hyde — December 3

Throughout December, admission is free at The Hyde GLENS FALLS, New York—With great excitement, The Hyde Collection announces its annual Pay as you Wish admission program for the month of December. Visitors are admitted to the Museum and historic house free of charge, then if they are able, are welcome to leave a donation based on the experience. Those…
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AMHR artwork celebrates historic discovery

Wednesday (December 4) is the last day you can see Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region at The Hyde Collection. It’s a must-see showcase of the immense talent of our area’s artists. Several of the works have gotten a lot of attention from visitors and media, among them Daniel Buckingham’s White Wash, which is exhibited…
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Hyde celebrates Hometown Holidays

The Hyde Collection is partnering with Glens Falls Symphony and Crandall Public Library to offer a special live armed services radio show as part of Glens Falls Collaborative’s Hometown Holidays event. Travel back to 1944 with a reproduction of Until It’s Over Over There, a live radio broadcast for soldiers and sailors stationed overseas. Featuring…
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This holiday, send a work of art

In an era of digital communication, there is something thrilling about receiving holiday cards in the mail. We so infrequently get mail that isn’t trying to sell us something or remind us a bill is due. So opening bright-colored envelopes with messages of joy brightens the season. I always enjoy seeing how much children have…
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Buttons more than practicality in 1500s

In a recent Ask the Expert question, Hyde Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning explained why buttons were used in the follower of Titian Portrait of Doge Petrus Lando, ca. 1545, in the Music Room of Hyde House. Ties, Canning wrote, were more common and inexpensive than buttons. “Buttons often signified wealth and status,…
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A graphic visit to The Hyde

When I shared a Post-Star blog post on social media a few weeks ago that mentioned Hyde Curator of Museum Education and Programming Jenny Hutchinson and, separately, The Hyde (at the time Baldwin wrote the book, Jenny worked at LARAC) were included in Christopher Baldwin’s graphic novel Glens Falls, I didn’t realize that a dozen…
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Napoleon-age practice raises eyebrows

A recent Ask the Experts inquiry alerted Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning to an error on the label for Portrait of a Young Man attributed to Raphael in the Music Room of historic Hyde House. According to Canning, it should read “transfer to canvas from panel.” Canning wrote: “It was quite a…
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Two women, in love with one artist

An exhibition at Tate Modern in London is a retrospective of the works of Dora Maar, a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso’s. Included in the exhibition is The Conversation, a painting that addresses the complicated relationship the artist Maar had with Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s longtime lover. Walter ultimately had Picasso’s child in 1935, the…
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