Murder Mystery Tour

POLICE REPORT CASE TITLE: Mysterious death at fundraiser DATE/TIME REPORTED: 6 pm Friday, November 15 LOCATION: Hyde House, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, New York INCIDENT TYPE/OFFENSE: Murder REPORTING OFFICER: Detective VICTIM: Reginald  Wayne NARRATIVE: Join the Detective and the Tour Guide as they investigate a colorful cast of suspects and the history of Hyde…
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History of alabaster bust unclear

A recent Ask the Curator question left at the front desk wanted more information about the sixteenth-century alabaster bust of St. Augustine in the Music Room. Jonathan Canning, The Hyde’s director of curatorial affairs and programming, wrote the following: St. Augustine Holding the Trinity, 16th century German? Alabaster The Hyde Collection, Bequest of Mrs. Charlotte…
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Words on Nature: Writing Workshop

10:30 am to noon Wednesday, November 13 For author Johannah Spero, leading writing workshops is even better than teaching high school English, a job she loved early in her career. “Participants in the workshop are enthusiastic and actually want to be there,” she laughed. “I leave every workshop feeling inspired.” Spero is particularly excited about…
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Artworks tell history of intimate affairs

An article in The Guardian examines centuries of sexual secrets hinted at in artists’ masterpieces. It’s a fun read, with a little centuries-old gossip of who stepped out with whom, including artists represented in The Hyde’s permanent collection (Van Dyck, Rubens, da Vinci, Raphael). It ends, though, with a quick look at Picasso who, it…
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The power of nature, harnessed

1 to 4 pm Sunday, November 10 Many Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region focus on the idea climate change. This Art Lab, we will explore the beauty of nature, the destructive power of human actions, and problem solving. Participants of all ages are invited to create collage works that express the individual’s thoughts on…
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Peek-a-boo! We have a surprise for you!

10:30 am Friday, November 1 Have you played peek-a-boo and delighted your child when he or she sees your face? Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be seen, heard, touched, smelled, or sensed in any way. Babies think a ball is gone when it is hidden in…
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Follow that line all the way to The Hyde!!

Tours for Tots is a morning program for guardians and children ages 3 to 5. Explore the Museum’s permanent collection or exhibitions with age-appropriate gallery and art-making activities introducing young children to big ideas in art. 10:30 am Thursday, November 7 Lines wiggle, zag, and stretch reeeeaaaallllly long. Can we move our bodies like a line…
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Line, let’s take a walk!

2:30 to 4:30 pm Wednesday, November 6 A line is a dot that went for a walk! Learn how artists like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Fernard Léger used line to create people, buildings, and birds. In the Art Studio, we will be experimenting with contour drawing and blind contour drawing. When you arrive, receive…
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‘Come and bring your parents’

I worked for many years with Maury Thompson, a longtime local journalist and history buff. He blogs regularly about Charles Evans Hughes — about whom he has written a book, and the script of an in-production movie — and the Pruyn sisters and their families. I enjoy his work because I fully appreciate the amount…
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Library and Museum have long shared history

In a recent blog post, Maury Thompson writes about a collaboration in 1969 in which The Hyde Collection framed prints of famous Hyde House artworks, then gave them to Crandall Public Library. The library then loaned the art out “to increase the appreciation of art by putting great works in the homes of families with…
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