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Gala FAQ's

Who are we celebrating?
This year we are thrilled to honor trustee Mary Renz for her lifetime investment in our world-class art museum. We will also share our gratitude with past and present trustees who embody Mrs. Hyde’s commitment to arts enrichment across our region. Our efforts toward an incredible evening will be led by our co-chairs, Mark Behan and Tara Hutchins.

Are tickets still available?
Tickets are sold out and reservations are required to attend the Hyde Gala. You do not need a physical ticket. Please check in with a Hyde Collection staff member or Hyde Volunteer on September 16 and we will show you to your seat!

What is the dress code?
As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Hyde Collection and Mary Renz, we invite you to join us in elegant attire during this black-tie optional event. Please be advised that this event is outside under a tent so please plan clothing and footwear accordingly!

Will the Museum be open?
Yes! Hyde House and the galleries will be open for you and your guests to enjoy. When you step inside on September 16th, you will be among some of the last guests to view the landmark exhibition Songs of the Horizon: David Smith, Music, and Dance as well as The 1960s: Beyond Op and Pop, Recent Acquisitions, and Celebrating 60 Years: The Collector Charlotte Pruyn Hyde. Hyde House closes at 9:00 pm after which all guests are invited to reunite in the tent to celebrate!

Where can I park?
Self-parking will be available in Hyde Collection parking lots as well as along Warren Street. Complimentary valet parking is also available for your convenience.

How can I bid on auction items?
The event features a variety of live and silent auction items on display at the Museum. Packages range from domestic and international trips, private concierge experiences provided by local partners including The Sagamore, Fort William Henry, and Luxury Lake George, collectible antiques, jewelry, fine art, and more. But you have to be “in it to win it”! Bidding is in-person only during the night of the gala.

What does Raise the Paddle support this year?
With abundant thanks to our growing curatorial team, our world-class exhibitions and programs are the backbone of our future. Raising your paddle during the gala helps us carry forward Mrs. Hyde’s dream and funds the outstanding 2024 exhibition schedule along with associated educational opportunities. The upcoming exhibition calendar boasts an outstanding roster of shows organized by and exclusively on view at The Hyde Collection including Venetian Vistas, Decorating in Style: Furniture from the Permanent CollectionA Long Affair: Surrealism 1924 to NowDaniel Giordano: Crystal Blue PersuasionGrowing Up In a Renaissance Palazzo, Zack Lobdell: Ethos, and more. The 2024 programming season returns community-facing staples like the thirty-third annual High School Juried Show and explores accessible education opportunities for all ages and abilities. As our education team creates unique experiences for children of all ages, adults, families, and school and community groups, your generosity tonight helps uphold and advance Charlotte Hyde’s vision for arts education in the city of Glens Falls and surrounding regions now and leads us into our next sixty years.

What else should I know?
If you participated in the auction and/or Raise The Paddle festivities, members of our team will be available to assist you with check out and are accepting cash, check, or charge. Please be advised that any credit card transactions will have an additional 3% applied to cover processing fees.


Thank you for joining us in support as we fund the future of The Hyde Collection and our next sixty years!