Museum Blog

Artists talk climate change

2 pm Sunday, November 10 Cyndy Barbone has been weaving for most of her life, but after hearing a radio broadcast about the world’s water crisis, changed her method. “It takes so much water to rinse out dye, and I thought, ‘This is crazy,’ because … it seemed to be a really urgent issue,” she…
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Artworks tell history of intimate affairs

An article in The Guardian examines centuries of sexual secrets hinted at in artists’ masterpieces. It’s a fun read, with a little centuries-old gossip of who stepped out with whom, including artists represented in The Hyde’s permanent collection (Van Dyck, Rubens, da Vinci, Raphael). It ends, though, with a quick look at Picasso who, it…
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The power of nature, harnessed

1 to 4 pm Sunday, November 10 Many Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region focus on the idea climate change. This Art Lab, we will explore the beauty of nature, the destructive power of human actions, and problem solving. Participants of all ages are invited to create collage works that express the individual’s thoughts on…
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Peek-a-boo! We have a surprise for you!

10:30 am Friday, November 1 Have you played peek-a-boo and delighted your child when he or she sees your face? Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be seen, heard, touched, smelled, or sensed in any way. Babies think a ball is gone when it is hidden in…
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Follow that line all the way to The Hyde!!

Tours for Tots is a morning program for guardians and children ages 3 to 5. Explore the Museum’s permanent collection or exhibitions with age-appropriate gallery and art-making activities introducing young children to big ideas in art. 10:30 am Thursday, November 7 Lines wiggle, zag, and stretch reeeeaaaallllly long. Can we move our bodies like a line…
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Line, let’s take a walk!

2:30 to 4:30 pm Wednesday, November 6 A line is a dot that went for a walk! Learn how artists like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Fernard Léger used line to create people, buildings, and birds. In the Art Studio, we will be experimenting with contour drawing and blind contour drawing. When you arrive, receive…
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‘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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