Museum Blog

Curator’s Thoughts: The Black Presence in Western Art

This month, the Rembrandt Museum in Amsterdam opened a new exhibition entitled HERE. BLACK IN REMBRANDT’S TIME. The exhibition overlaps with The Hyde Collection’s presentation of the art of an accomplished, but little known, African American artist, Dox Thrash (1893-1965): Dox Thrash, Black Life and the Carborundum Mezzotint. The Thrash exhibition is the first of three successive winter…
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The Hyde Brings You To Museums Around The World: Part 1

Throughout the world, museums are working hard to bring their communities some light and inspiration during this strange time of distance. Museums are places that provide education and history, joy and discovery, but most importantly, we work to bring people together. Stay connected to your favorite art community by checking back here for new blogs…
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London’s National Theatre To Offer Audiences A Free Play To Stream Every Week

The majority of our Hyde Collection patrons are no doubt trying desperately to find a normal routine while quarantined at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. And we’ve heeded your call for mental stimulation with our recent decision to go virtual, bringing our latest exhibitions to the comfort of your own home. To add to your…
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Scenes From The Hyde Collection Benefit At The Strand Theatre On March 1

The Hyde Collection would like to extend a big “thank you” to everyone who made it out to our benefit concert at The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls, NY. The concert featured performances by Lake George-based rock bands Blue Moon and The Switch, as well as a short presentation by The Hyde Collection. Check out…
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The Hyde Collection Makes Its TV Debut On WMHT’s ‘AHA! A House For Arts’

Did you catch The Hyde Collection’s big TV debut? On February 18, WMHT aired its popular AHA! A House for Arts series, featuring profiles of The Hyde’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming, Jonathan Canning; and Curator of Museum Education & Programming (and talented contemporary artist), Jenny Hutchinson. Show host Lara Ayad first talked with…
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Study: Cracked Paintings Like The ‘Mona Lisa’ Last Longer

According to new research, cracks on the surface of old paintings (think: the Mona Lisa) may actually be the key to their longevity. This phenomenon, known as “craquelure” in the art restoration world, is caused by the surface of the painting expanding and contracting due to changes in temperature and humidity. It was long believed…
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Give membership a try!

On Saturday, The Hyde will host a Member Opening event from 2 to 5 pm for Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint and Francisco Goya: The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints. Whenever there is a Member Opening — a free event for Museum members, one of many perks of membership — we offer a…
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Hyde House inspires spirit of Isadora Duncan dancers

“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.” ― Isadora Duncan For Jeanne Bresciani, visiting The Hyde Collection last year was like returning home after years away. “I just felt like I was floating through a space that is so core and instrumental to everything I am…
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Living with art

A new program at Skidmore College allows students to “borrow” works of art from The Tang’s extensive collection, giving them the opportunity to live with fine art. In a recent article in the Times Union, Tang Director Ian Berry is quoted as saying, “It allows for our students to get to know our art collection,…
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