Hyde Night Out series

On Thursday nights throughout August, the Museum extends its hours for Hyde Night Out, a series of special programming. Each event starts at 6 pm, giving visitors a chance to leave the work day behind and explore The Hyde Collection before the program begins.

August 3
Hyde Night Out: BBC O’Keeffe

Join us for a screening of the BBC documentary film “Georgia O’Keeffe” in the Froehlich Auditorium. The Hyde Collection’s former director and longtime curator Erin Coe was interviewed for the film after coming to the forefront as an O’Keeffe expert with the acclaimed Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George exhibition in 2013. RSVP by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761 ext. 310 or adminassist@hydecollection.org. $5 for members and $8 for non-members

August 10
Hyde Night Out: ACE: Behind the Scenes Series

Calling all creative professionals! Join the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) for the first of three “Behind the Scenes” events. The first will be held at The Hyde Collection, with events to follow at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Yaddo. Network, enjoy refreshments, and learn about the impact of design in our culture, inspired by art in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery. Free. Register with ACE at www.upstatecreative.org.

August 17
Hyde Night Out: Art Battle: Mystery Box Challenge

Our annual Art Battle is back for its third year of creative challenges. This year, inspired by the Museum’s Modern and Contemporary art collection and Ellsworth Kelly exhibitions, we’re looking for creative community members to strategize and create. Each team will receive a mystery box filled with supplies (some obvious and others downright, well, mysterious) to create a work of art. Visitors can join in on the fun with live music, refreshments, and by helping a panel of judges choose the most creative artwork. RSVP by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761 ext. 310 or adminassist@hydecollection.org. $10 for members and $12 for non-members

August 24
Hyde Night Out: Curve Effect: Skidmore Dance Department

Experience the exhibition Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve in a new light, guided by Skidmore College dancers, who will frame and be framed by the dynamic prints on view in the Charles R. Wood Gallery.  Choreographers Debra J. Fernandez and Jason Ohlberg invite you to experience their dialogue of movement interpreting Kelly’s curvilinear geometric shapes and colorful compositions. There will be guided performances at 6:15 and 7 pm with refreshments available in the Museum lobby from 6 to 8 pm. Sponsored by the Skidmore College Arts Administration Program, Dance Department and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761 ext. 310 or adminassist@hydecollection.org. Free for Hyde members, Skidmore College faculty, staff, and students; $12 for others.

August 13
Second Sunday: Family Art Activity

Everyone will play a role in creating a beautiful mural on paper that will be exhibited at The Hyde Collection in the Rotunda Gallery. We will focus on line and composition inspired by the Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers exhibition. Learn how to collaborate on a work of art with your community by creating a series of line drawings with use of a projector to trace flowers and other objects.