Museum Blog

‘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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An orphaned masterpiece discovered

I can’t get enough of stories about masterpieces being discovered in the least likely of places. Our friends at Albany Institute of History & Art is exhibiting such a work of art through the end of the year. A longtime supporter of that museum has made a hobby of searching for artworks he considers “orphans.”…
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Salome links Picasso etching to Hyde House artwork

At The Hyde Collection, our educators develop programs that help visitors connect to works of art from our permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions offered in our five galleries. The curatorial team selects exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection that complement — or starkly contrast — the temporary exhibitions. (An example is last spring, when…
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Early cookbook (brain cakes, anyone?) reveals interesting tastes

Today, ArtDaily ran an article about an eighteenth-century cookbook going to auction. Certainly part of what makes it fascinating is the difference between what people ate then and what we eat today (brain cakes with calves head hash, anyone?), but also the idea that people were recording things as seemingly insignificant as favorite recipes in…
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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…
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Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region — October 7

October 12 to December 4 GLENS FALLS, New York—Victoria Palermo did not start with a vision for Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region when she began poring over more than 1,500 works of art submitted by 365 artists. But the juror of the eighty-fourth annual regional exhibition quickly saw a theme emerging. This year’s Artists of the Mohawk…
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Visit Botticelli painting, right here in Glens Falls

An article on ArtDaily this morning says a portrait painted by Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli is up for sale on the international art market with an asking price of $30 million. The opening paragraph of the article notes that Botticelli is best known for his Spring and Birth of Venus paintings, which draw more than…
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Falling leaves and rising fun at The Hyde!

Fall’s harvest October means cooler weather, falling leaves, and Picasso, Braque & Léger! Picasso and Braque met in Paris in 1910 and created a new art style, Cubism. Fernand Léger took the idea of Cubism and created his own unique version called tubism. All three artists are masters of change and creativity. This exhibition includes prints…
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Book Club offers connections to art, one another

Over the summer, The Hyde Collection invited everyone to read a book — with a theme linked to our summer exhibition — then scheduled meetings to discuss it as a group. The result was two really interesting discussions with people who love art and reading. It went so well, we decided to do it again….
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