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The Hyde Collection offers a world class collection of objects that span the history of western art from the fourth century BC through the twentieth century. The Museum's founders, Louis and Charlotte Hyde, acquired works of art that form the basis of the permanent collection during a fifty-year period of avid and highly informed collecting. Many of these works are displayed in their home, known as Hyde House, as well as in select galleries elsewhere in the Museum.
The permanent collection consists of approximately 3,300 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, and decorative arts items. When the Hydes began collecting, their focus on the acquisition of Old Master paintings, drawings, and sculpture by such artists as Botticelli, El Greco, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Rubens.
After the death of her husband in 1934, Mrs. Hyde continued to acquire new works. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the core collection reflects her personal decisions and taste. It was also during this time that she decided to broaden the scope of the collection. To that end, she proceeded to purchase additional works by such modern masters as Cézanne, Degas, Picasso, Renoir, Seurat, and van Gogh. Concurrently, she assembled a significant group of works by important American artists including Bellows, Eakins, Hassam, Homer, and Ryder.
While the majority of the objects comprising the permanent collection were the result of the efforts of Louis and Charlotte Hyde, the collection continues to grow through donations and acquisitions. In addition, each year, the Museum holds a number of temporary exhibitions, wide-ranging in nature and appeal. Recent major exhibitions have included Degas & Music and Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend.
Free for members and children under 14; by donation for all others. Suggested donation is $5 and special rates may apply to certain exhibitions.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10AM - 5 PM; Sun. 12 Noon- 5PM.
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Most areas in the Museum complex are wheelchair accessible.
The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
P: 518-792-1761 F: 518-792-9197
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