Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art
September 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
From the 1758 Portrait of John Gardiner by John Singleton Copley to Milton Avery's Arrangement with Plants of 1948, the exhibition presents 57 paintings and sculptures that describe the American experience from the Colonial period to early Modernism. Other renowned artists from the two hundred year span represented in this selection include Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Susan MacDowell Eakins, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Inness, Paul Manship, John Singer Sargent and Benjamin West as well as Charles Willson Peale and his children Rembrandt, Rubens and Mary Jane. The rich variety of expressive means represented by the works in the exhibition, including still-life, portraiture, narrative and abstraction, provides a visual embodiment of such national ideals as freedom, diversity and opportunity.
Picturing America is organized and toured by the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, which is currently under renovation and expansion.
We thank our sponsors:
The Charles R. Wood Exhibition Fund
Additional support for Picturing America was generously provided, in part, by:
Tom & Sally Hoy
Mary & Franklin Renz
Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions
September 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
In connection with the exhibition Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Hyde will present an exhibition featuring recent work by the artist Anne Diggory who pictures America through her fresh approach to the Adirondack landscape. Her new work explores “hybrid media,” a multi-layered process combining photography, digital manipulation, and painting. The resulting disruptions of the surface convey the energy of the artist’s response to dynamic subject matter. The exhibition will feature sixteen dramatic landscapes that juxtapose moving water, changing skies, and temporary clutter against the seeming permanence of the American terrain. Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions is organized by The Hyde Collection.
At 2 pm on Sunday, October 19, 2014, Anne Diggory will talk about Painting Lake George with Artistic License: Then and Now. Diggory's research into the painting location of nineteenth-century painter John Frederick Kensett's iconic Lake George, 1869, was recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal, in an article that corrects the misconception that he altered the topography and clarifies the artistic choices he made to convey the drama of light on the landforms at the lake. To research Kensett's location, Diggory spent time on and around the lake, photographing what inspired him in a process of capturing light and movement that is now part of her own artwork. Free with museum admission; reservations not required.
WORKS OF MEMORY
November 15, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Watercolor paintings created during The Hyde's Memories in the Makingtm program for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease. Curated by June Leary, curator of education.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by support from:
The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust
The Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York
Home page: Milton Avery, American (1893-1965), Arrangement with Plants, 1948, oil on canvas, 26 x 42 in., Westmoreland Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. Michael Ross, Hewlett Bay Park, NY, 1975.77
Home page: Anne Diggory, American (b.1951), Descent: Memory II, 2008, hybrid on canvas, 23 x 30 in.,
Collection of artist
Above top: Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American (1844-1926), Mother and Two Children, ca. 1905, oil on canvas, tondo, 37 1/2 in., Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Anonymous Gift, 1979.1
Above middle: Anne Diggory, American (b. 1951), The Space Between (Elk Lake), 2011, hybrid on canvas, 48 x 36 in., Collection of the artist.
Above bottom: Clara Dooley, All is Well (Smiley the Cat)
Photographer: Kelli Ariel