Director’s Message, September 2017

More than any other time of year, the holiday season is one of reflection, a time to consider our blessings and give thanks.

At The Hyde Collection, there is much to be grateful for — a gorgeous Museum complex, our amazing collection, a rich history, and you, our supporters. Over the past year, we have opened a new gallery and introduced our Modern and Contemporary collection to the community. The Community Day event centered on the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery broke single-day attendance records. We offered compelling exhibitions and programming that provided visitors opportunities to engage with the art. Our Education department created exciting curriculum and attracted an increasing number of families to our children’s programming, extending The Hyde’s impact and connecting with visitors of all ages.

As we prepare to celebrate the close of another year, we would be remiss if we didn’t thank you for everything you do for The Hyde Collection. Because of your dedication to continuing the Museum’s legacy and ensuring meaningful art experiences for the community, we are able to fulfill the mission set forth by founder Charlotte Hyde. You, our members, are the heart of the Museum.
Without your continued support, The Hyde Collection would be unable to enrich lives with art, as Mrs. Hyde intended.

At the holidays, and every day, we want you to know that we appreciate everything you do, that your role is vital to the Museum’s success, and that together, we can continue to transform lives with the power of art. From The Hyde family to yours, we wish you a season full of peace and joy.


Anne Saile
Interim Director of The Hyde Collection