Museum Blog

Van Alstine named ‘Featured Artist’

Prominent sculptor John Van Alstine was named Featured Artist of the Month by Studio Sweet, a new business in Saratoga Springs. Van Alstine’s Ara I is exhibited on The Hyde’s front lawn. In summer 2020, The Hyde will exhibit his Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine (June 20–September 13, 2020), and we can’t wait…
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Hyde’s van Gogh featured in PBS segment

The Hyde Collection’s works are loaned out all over the world, and have been for decades. The most recent to be transported off site is Vincent van Gogh’s Orchard with Arles in the Background, an ink drawing that was last exhibited at The Hyde in November 2018. Included in a South Carolina’s Columbia Museum of…
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Open Studio perfect for personal, handmade gift

On Saturday, The Hyde’s Curator of Museum Education and Programming Jenny Hutchinson will lead Open Studio: Bookmaking. From 10:30 am to 1 pm, learn to make a decorative book to present special mementos or pictures, or to give as a holiday gift. The workshop costs $15 for members and $20 for non-members, with all supplies…
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Banksy’s latest work tackles homelessness

The elusive artist Banksy’s latest artwork draws attention to the issue of homelessness. A BBC article looks at the holiday-themed artwork on a street in Birmingham (in the West Midlands region of England), featuring two reindeer appearing to pull Ryan, a homeless man sleeping on a bench. During filming, the artist reports that locals were…
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AMHR artwork celebrates historic discovery

Wednesday (December 4) is the last day you can see Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region at The Hyde Collection. It’s a must-see showcase of the immense talent of our area’s artists. Several of the works have gotten a lot of attention from visitors and media, among them Daniel Buckingham’s White Wash, which is exhibited…
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Hyde celebrates Hometown Holidays

The Hyde Collection is partnering with Glens Falls Symphony and Crandall Public Library to offer a special live armed services radio show as part of Glens Falls Collaborative’s Hometown Holidays event. Travel back to 1944 with a reproduction of Until It’s Over Over There, a live radio broadcast for soldiers and sailors stationed overseas. Featuring…
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This holiday, send a work of art

In an era of digital communication, there is something thrilling about receiving holiday cards in the mail. We so infrequently get mail that isn’t trying to sell us something or remind us a bill is due. So opening bright-colored envelopes with messages of joy brightens the season. I always enjoy seeing how much children have…
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Buttons more than practicality in 1500s

In a recent Ask the Expert question, Hyde Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning explained why buttons were used in the follower of Titian Portrait of Doge Petrus Lando, ca. 1545, in the Music Room of Hyde House. Ties, Canning wrote, were more common and inexpensive than buttons. “Buttons often signified wealth and status,…
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A graphic visit to The Hyde

When I shared a Post-Star blog post on social media a few weeks ago that mentioned Hyde Curator of Museum Education and Programming Jenny Hutchinson and, separately, The Hyde (at the time Baldwin wrote the book, Jenny worked at LARAC) were included in Christopher Baldwin’s graphic novel Glens Falls, I didn’t realize that a dozen…
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Napoleon-age practice raises eyebrows

A recent Ask the Experts inquiry alerted Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning to an error on the label for Portrait of a Young Man attributed to Raphael in the Music Room of historic Hyde House. According to Canning, it should read “transfer to canvas from panel.” Canning wrote: “It was quite a…
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