Since signing on as The Hyde’s CEO in December, I have repeatedly heard people refer to the Museum as a “hidden gem” in our region. But there is nothing obscure about The Hyde Collection.
The Museum’s permanent collection is internationally renowned and loaned out to museums around the world. Since its inception in 1963, The Hyde has loaned artwork to twenty-two museums in fourteen states and fifteen museums in eight countries.
In February, The Hyde Collection hosted an event for the Rotary Club of Glens Falls. To celebrate the global scope of the nonprofit Rotary organization, we highlighted where some of the artwork in our incredible permanent collection has traveled.
The Louvre, The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna are among the places Hyde works have been exhibited, as well as in world-class museums right here in the United States, including the National Gallery of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum, to name a few.
With a collection that spans six centuries and includes artwork by masters of every major artistic movement, from the fourth century BC through today, The Hyde is the most complete visual arts experience between New York City and Montreal. Nowhere else can you see Botticelli, El Greco, Rubens, and Rembrandt down the hall from Dehner, Warhol, Kelly, and Hartigan — and that’s only our permanent collection. The Hyde also hosts major temporary exhibitions in its five galleries year round.
Addition of a gallery dedicated to Contemporary art in 2017 renewed the region’s excitement surrounding The Hyde Collection. If you haven’t visited us in a while, or if you’ve never been, I encourage to visit and see what much of the rest of the world already knows: A museum and historic house in upstate New York has a remarkable collection on par with many major metropolitan museums.
Norman E. Dascher Jr.
Chief Executive Officer