Writer Marilyn McCabe will lead a writing workshop, Seeing with Words, from 10 am to 4 pm November 19 at The Hyde Collection.

GLENS FALLS, NY — Stroll through the Hyde House, with its lush draperies and centuries-old furnishings. Stop to look closely at Pablo Picasso’s Boy Holding a Blue Vase and to drink in the landscape of Winslow Homer’s A Good One, Adirondacks. In Hoopes Gallery, feel the dark corners of David Smith’s Untitled 10/9/52. And be inspired.

Acclaimed writer Marilyn McCabe offers Seeing the Words: Writing Workshop from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 19, at The Hyde Collection. McCabe is a poet interested in the intersection of media and is inspired by art. Workshop participants will be given a tour of the Museum and current exhibition, Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, by Museum Educator Jenny Hutchinson. Then McCabe will help them focus their inspiration, leading exercises and discussions to help develop each person’s “creative voice.” The workshop is intended for those of all experience levels interested in writing poetry, short stories, and memoirs, and is perfect for artists looking to improve their writing skills to later apply to their own art.

McCabe is the published writer of poems and chapbooks. She has been honored by the New York State Council on the Arts, A Room of Her Own Foundation, and Adirondack Center for Writing.

The workshop, which includes lunch, is $40 for Hyde members and $50 for non-members. Register by contacting Colette at 518-792-1761 ext. 310 or [email protected].

At The Hyde

The Hyde Collection offers Transforming The Hyde: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift in its Hoopes Gallery. The exhibition features a selection of Modern art from the gift of Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt. The gift represents a remarkable group of paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, and sculpture by many of the world’s leading modern artists, including Josef Albers, Sol LeWitt, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Bridget Riley, and David Smith, among others.

The Museum is also hosting the 80th annual Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region juried show. MHR is the nation’s longest-running regional exhibition of contemporary art. This year, it was re-imagined by guest juror and curator Michael Oatman and the Museum’s Director, Erin Coe. The artwork is on display in the Charles R. Wood, Rotunda, and Whitney-Renz galleries, on the Hyde lawn, and in three installations in Hyde House. The exhibition features 126 works from 106 artists living within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region, including Glens Falls.
Both exhibitions run through December 31.

What is The Hyde?

The Hyde Collection is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art. Its permanent collection of nearly 4,000 works spans centuries and consists of paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts. The core collection, acquired by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, includes works by such artists as Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and American artists Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. The Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art features works by artists including Josef Albers, Dorothy Dehner, Sam Gilliam, Adolph Gottlieb, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, George McNeil, Robert Motherwell, Ben Nicholson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bridget Riley. The Hyde Collection presents changing exhibitions in its three galleries, as well as lectures, cultural events, family activities, and school programming in its modern museum complex and historic house at 161 Warren St., Glens Falls.

For more information, please visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.