mhr-80firecrackersGLENS FALLS — The Hyde Collection continues its celebration of the eightieth annual exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region (MHR) with the release of its commemorative-edition catalogue at a Book Launch Event on Friday, December 16, at 5:30 pm. Please join us to meet the artists whose work is included in this long-standing juried show of Contemporary art and have your book signed by juror and curator Michael Oatman.

The 186-page full-color catalogue features essays by Oatman and Hyde Director Erin Coe, an exhibition checklist, images of the 106 works selected for the exhibition, and an ephemeral timeline documenting the show’s eight-decade history. Each artist’s work is featured alongside notes capturing Oatman’s original reaction.

Oatman is a Troy-based artist and professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who, with Coe, re-envisioned MHR, the longest-running juried regional show in the United States. The exhibition features 126 works, displayed in three of the Museum’s galleries, on its grounds, and — for the first time ever — in historic Hyde House.

MHR is one of the longest-running juried shows of contemporary art in the United States. This annual exhibition is the shared responsibility of The Hyde Collection, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the University Art Museum at the University at Albany.

Admission includes a catalogue specially priced for the Book Launch Event at $25. Additional copies of the book are available for $30. Those who do not wish to purchase a book can attend for the Museum’s regular admission price of $15 (free for members).

RSVP 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 eightieth annual Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region juried show is on display in the Charles R. Wood, Rotunda, and Whitney-Renz galleries, on the Hyde lawn, and in three installations in Hyde House.

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.