GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The Hyde Collection is proud to announce the promotion of three staff members, Colette Broestler, Kayla Ditlefsen, and Keri Dudek.
“We’re proud to offer new growth opportunities to our talented staff,” said Director Erin Coe. “We want our team to grow and learn, while ensuring the absolute best experience for our visitors and members.”
Colette Broestler, who has served as administrative assistant for the past two years, is the new External Affairs Associate. In this role, she will manage the Museum’s donor database system and support department activities including membership, cultivation, and special events. Working under Director of External Affairs Tawn Malison, Colette will provide support for development goals and marketing strategies.
Kayla Ditlefsen has been hired as administrative assistant after a year as Visitor Services associate. Kayla will provide general office support, including monitoring and maintaining the phone system, and will lead the Visitor Services staff.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer Colette and Kayla these opportunities,” Malison said. “They have shown their dedication to the Museum, and their skills will help the External Affairs department continue to build relationships and strengthen The Hyde’s stellar reputation.”
Keri Dudek has worked as part-time educator since October. She will move into a full-time position beginning Monday, July 10. Keri works with Museum Educator Jenny Hutchinson to develop curriculum for The Hyde’s educational programs, and leads children’s activities including Tours for Tots, ARTfull Afternoons, and workshops.
“We are so fortunate to have an educator with Keri’s passion and capabilities,” Hutchinson said. “She has great experience with performance, technology, reading, and STEAM programming, which are really important to The Hyde’s mission, and — perhaps most importantly — the children adore her.”
Also at The Hyde
To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift features more than forty works of art from some of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. To Distribute and Multiplyis a selection chosen from the collection of Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt, who donated their 160-piece collection to the Museum. The exhibition demonstrates who Messrs. Feibes and Schmitt were as art lovers and collectors, and features the works of Jean Arp, Josef Albers, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Man Ray, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, and Bridget Riley, among others. The exhibition is open through the end of the year.
Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve includes more than sixty lithographs from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation examining Ellsworth Kelly’s use of the curve, perhaps his most iconic shape. Throughout his prolific career, the artist experimented with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. The abstracted shapes were grounded in nature, derived from his engagement with the visible world. To bring this relationship into focus, a selection of twenty-six lithographs of Kelly’s botanical subjects is the basis of a companion exhibition, Fruits & Flowers. The exhibitions are open through September 17.