Museum Blog

Century-old casts tell story of damaged artwork

We are frequently asked what happened to Mourning Woman, the sculpture in Hyde House Courtyard. The Greek sculpture dates to the fourth century BC and is the oldest work in The Hyde’s permanent collection. We sometimes joke that the sculpture’s head broke off when a particularly rambunctious child bounced into its base — an answer…
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Van Alstine named ‘Featured Artist’

Prominent sculptor John Van Alstine was named Featured Artist of the Month by Studio Sweet, a new business in Saratoga Springs. Van Alstine’s Ara I is exhibited on The Hyde’s front lawn. In summer 2020, The Hyde will exhibit his Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine (June 20–September 13, 2020), and we can’t wait…
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Hyde’s van Gogh featured in PBS segment

The Hyde Collection’s works are loaned out all over the world, and have been for decades. The most recent to be transported off site is Vincent van Gogh’s Orchard with Arles in the Background, an ink drawing that was last exhibited at The Hyde in November 2018. Included in a South Carolina’s Columbia Museum of…
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Open Studio perfect for personal, handmade gift

On Saturday, The Hyde’s Curator of Museum Education and Programming Jenny Hutchinson will lead Open Studio: Bookmaking. From 10:30 am to 1 pm, learn to make a decorative book to present special mementos or pictures, or to give as a holiday gift. The workshop costs $15 for members and $20 for non-members, with all supplies…
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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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