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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 young children who otherwise might not be able to afford fine art prints.”

We love the idea behind that program, as promoting the fine arts to benefit the community is central to the Museum’s mission. But we also love that fifty years later, we still have a great working relationship with Crandall Public Library, a priceless community resource.

Today, The Hyde and Crandall Library are joining forces to offer an in-gallery book selection for the Museum’s Picasso, Braque & Léger exhibition. Hyde visitors are invited to sit in the gallery and learn more about the artists, the time period, and the artwork with books loaned to us by Crandall Library.

At the Library, you can see a display of books related to the exhibition. If you’re not sure the works of the three Modern masters are for you, learn more about them at the Library. When you decide it’s worth a visit (and we’re sure you will), you can check out day passes to visit The Hyde free of charge.