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Teachers, we are here for you

When Charlotte Hyde founded The Hyde Collection, she wanted her collection to be a community resource. Today, that mission remains at the heart of the Museum. We offer programs to teach people of all ages about art, technique, history, artists, and more.

This week, we will hold two open houses for area educators, to (re?)introduce them to The Hyde and its collection, and to discuss ways the Museum can help enrich the classroom curriculum. Learn more about the open house events, and other tools for educators below:

Educator Open House

4 to 5 pm September 10 and 13

All educators working in any subject matter or type of school can meet with our Museum education team to tour The Hyde and learn about the upcoming exhibition and program schedules.

Brainstorm with peers and enjoy time out of the classroom to start the school year off right!

RSVP to this free program by contacting Jenny Hutchinson at 518-792-1761, ext. 327, or [email protected].


Book your class trip today!

The Hyde offers free student tours for any grade level. Tour historic Hyde House, the temporary exhibitions, or both with Museum educators or trained docents.

Our team will develop a tour to meet your needs and ensure the best experience for your students.

An additional Art Studio or in-gallery art activity can be added to any school tour; the Museum requests $2 per student to help cover the cost of materials.

TO BOOK A TOUR, click here or contact Curator of Museum Education and Programming Jenny Hutchinson at 518-792-1761, ext. 327, or [email protected], or Educator Keri Dudek at 518-792-1761, ext. 317, or [email protected].


High School Juried Show Committee

4 pm Wednesday, October 9

Want to play a greater role in The Hyde Collection’s annual High School Juried Show?

The committee is a collective of area teachers, Hyde staff, and community members that coordinates and supports the needs and overall goals of the Juried Show. Committee members serve as liaisons between schools (representing teachers and students) and The Hyde Collection staff.

Your feedback and suggestions are integral to the overall coordination of the show, so any teacher with interest in learning more about the coordination of the show is encouraged to join!

TO LEARN MORE or to RSVP, please contact Jenny Hutchinson, curator of Museum education and programming, at [email protected].


Professional Development Workshop

3:30 to 5 pm Friday, October 18

SAVE THE DATE!! The Hyde Collection — along with members of the High School Juried Show committee — are launching an initiative to offer professional development workshops that highlight studio techniques inspired by student artwork featured in the Juried Show.

More details coming soon.


2020 High School Juried Show

May 8 to June 7, 2020

Over the past three decades, The Hyde Collection’s annual High School Juried Show has developed prestige and become a goal to attain — a pinnacle of high school achievement for many young artists. This year, The Hyde again invites students in grades 9 to 12 from Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties to apply for exhibition in the twenty-ninth annual High School Juried Show.

One hundred works will be selected as finalists for the May 8 to June 7, 2020, exhibition at the Museum. Students who are homeschooled or who attend private or public high school are eligible to participate.

To apply or learn more about the Juried Show, interested schools and homeschool students can notify Curator of Education Jenny Hutchinson at [email protected].

NEW! The entry form database to apply will open November 1 and artwork can be submitted until the deadline February 28.