To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift

Opens June 10

The Hyde Collection celebrates the opening of its first gallery dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art, the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, with forty works drawn from the collection donated by Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt in 2016. Architects by profession, the collectors primarily acquired Abstract and non-representational art, reveling in their contemporaries’ new-found freedom from depicting the natural world. The title of the exhibition, To Distribute and Multiply, is inspired by the words of artist and teacher Josef Albers, whose work is represented in the collection. In addition to Albers, the exhibition features a number of works by other major twentieth-century artists including Jean (Hans) Arp, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, Bridget Riley, and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition is organized by The Hyde Collection and is curated by Museum Director Erin Coe and Jonathan Canning, Director of Curatorial Affairs.


Grace Hartigan, American, 1922-2008, White, 1951, Oil on canvas, 38 x 44 3/4 in., © of the Grace Hartigan Estate.