GLENS FALLS, NY — The Hyde Collection will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. To those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket, The Hyde will be free.
Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. More than 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
“We’re excited to join museums across the country in participating in Museum Day Live!,offering free admission,” said Tawn Malison, Director of External Affairs at The Hyde Collection. “The Hyde is proud to regularly offer opportunities to see our collection free of charge: free admission for seniors Wednesdays; free admission for everyone the second Sunday of each month; a free Community Day event; Pay as you Wish throughout December; and now Museum Day Live!. Part of our mission is to enrich lives with the arts, and this gives us another avenue with which to share our world-class collection.”
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
What is The Hyde?
The Hyde Collection is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European, American, Modern, and Contemporary art. Its permanent collection of nearly 4,000 works spans centuries and consists of paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts. The core collection, amassed by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, includes works by such European masters as Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Americans Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. The Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art features works by Josef Albers, Dorothy Dehner, Sam Gilliam, Adolph Gottlieb, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, George McNeil, Robert Motherwell, Ben Nicholson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bridget Riley. The Hyde Collection presents changing exhibitions in its five galleries, as well as lectures, cultural events, family activities, and school programming in its modern museum complex and historic house at 161 Warren St., Glens Falls.
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 Multiply is 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 the breadth of Messrs. Feibes and Schmitt’s collecting passion, 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.
Les Enfants Terribles examines the works of two transgressive artists in late nineteenth-century Europe. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) challenged the established definition of art, defying social and artistic convention with an idiosyncratic focus on color and line. The six works, including van Gogh’s Orchard with Arles in the Background, will be exhibited in the Rotunda Gallery.
For more information, please visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.
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For More Information:
The Hyde Collection
518.792.1761 ext. 320