So much to do!

The Hyde Collection is proud to offer more than 230 programs a year. If you do the math, that’s an average of more than four programs a week. Some weeks, of course, we have fewer. But some weeks — like this one — we offer even more.

Already this week, we have had our weekly free children’s programs, free admission for seniors Wednesday, tours, docent-led tours this afternoon, and still we have a weekend just jampacked with amazing things to do.

Here are the highlights:

9 am Saturday, October 12: Join a certified yoga instructor from Summit Yoga for an Art and Yoga workout in Wood Gallery. Find your zen surrounded by more than 100 prints from modern masters of art in Picasso, Braque & Léger. Registration is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. There are still a few spaces left, but this often fills, so please RSVP by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761, ext. 310, or adminassist@hydecollection.org.

 

2 pm Saturday: Celebrate the opening of Picasso, Braque & Léger: Twentieth Century Modern Masters and Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region at a Member Opening event. Enjoy light fare, meet the artists of AMHR, and mingle with fellow art lovers! To RSVP, contact Chelsea at 518-792-1761, ext. 349, or csears@hydecollection.org. Free for members; non-members welcome to attend and will be charged general admission.

Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben. Photo by Nancie Battaglia

Presentation
In response to prominent themes on display in Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection will host environmentalist and author Bill McKibben for a presentation with Victoria Palermo, guest juror of AMHR. This presentation will take place in the auditorium following the 2:30 pm awards ceremony for artists. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Second Sunday: The second Sunday of every month, The Hyde Collection offers free admission for everyone. Come visit between noon and 5 pm, and enjoy world-class art free of charge.

2 pm Sunday, October 13: In collaboration with SUNY Adirondack’s English division, the Museum will host a Poetry Reading program in Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region with poets from 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grass-roots educational organization focusing on the arts. Enjoy written works by inspiring poets while surrounded by transformative artworks. Free.

Noon to 5 pm Sunday, October 13: From 1 to 4 pm, our educators host Art Lab, a free gallery and art-making activity that fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovation among all ages. Families and individuals can drop in and participate in an educator-led exercise challenging the expectation of what art is and how it enhances our lives. This month, inspired by artworks that express contrasting ideas in the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition, we will explore agamographs. Create two artworks in one using this art technique. Free.