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Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Summer Attendance Up 30%

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More than 600 people a week are flocking to The Hyde Collection this summer to see The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol: 1973-1987 and Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Attendance is up 30 percent over last summer.

The exhibits have drawn large, enthusiastic crowds, including visitors from Canada, England, Italy, Norway, and Russia and 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

“The Hyde Collection is bringing more than 600 people a week to the Glens Falls, Queensbury, and Warren County area, about half of whom travel from outside the local region, state, or country,” said Erin Coe, Director of The Hyde. “Many visitors to The Hyde spend money in the community, stay in local inns and hotels, eat in local restaurants, and shop in local stores. They are hearing about the Museum through advertising supported by the City of Glens Falls, Town of Queensbury, Warren County, and the New York State Council on the Arts, plus our generous corporate sponsors and foundations.”

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, recently recognized The Hyde Collection with a prestigious Certificate of Excellence. The award is earned through consistently great reviews from independent travelers from all over the world. The Hyde Collection is rated as the #1 destination in Glens Falls, NY.

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol: 1973-1987 features 50 large drawings created by Warhol from his prolific late years. Many of the drawings are on view to the public for the very first time. This exhibition has been organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

The Warhol exhibition is on view through September 27 in the Charles R. Wood Gallery.

Homer’s America includes two dozen works from The Hyde’s permanent collection, mostly illustrated engravings, as well as watercolors, and a rare etching. Winslow Homer chronicled the events, places, and activities that shaped America in the second half of the 19th century. The exhibition, on display in the Hoopes Gallery through September 16, focuses on key themes of Homer’s career including the Civil War, farming, children, recreation, heroism and the sea, and the Adirondacks.

(Image courtesy of Behan Communications)

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