GLENS FALLS, New York—The Hyde Collection is excited to announce its exhibition lineup for 2019. See the world anew with exhibitions that highlight a profound shift — in technology, vision, mind-set, or social change. The year begins with an exhibition chronicling the evolution of photography and a nation, then moves on to include works by an up-and-coming regional artist with a pure vision; one of the original Ashcan painters; women modernists; and great twentieth-century Modern masters.
Colorama from the George Eastman Museum
Sunday, January 13, through Sunday, April 14, 2019
For more than four decades, enormous advertisements displayed in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal affirmed a picturesque notion of everyday American life. The 18-foot-by-60-foot images depicted an idyllic nation: beautiful landscapes, holiday celebrations, world-changing historical events, family road trips, and patriotism.
This exhibition examines the captivating advertisements, offering insight into America and the histories of advertising, photography, and technology. Thirty-six reproduced images from the George Eastman Museum depict an idealized past for a new generation, and a welcome reintroduction for those who lived through the decades that helped shape photography.
Organized by the George Eastman Museum.
From the Vault: Staff Selections
Whitney-Renz and Hoopes galleries
Sunday, January 20, to Sunday, March 31, 2019
With approximately 4,000 works in The Hyde’s permanent collection, it seems impossible to pick a favorite. But Museum staff members — education, administration, security, operations, visitor services, finance, and curatorial — have done just that.
With selections from prominent artists including Winslow Homer, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, and Elihu Vedder, and significantly more obscure artists such as Greg O’Halloran and the Master of Monte Oliveto, From the Vault provides a deeper look into The Hyde’s collection and insight into the people who work at the Museum.
A Magical World: The Art of Jacob Houston
Sunday, April 7, to Sunday, June 23, 2019
Greenwich (Washington County) native Jacob Houston has charmed audiences throughout the Northeast with his idyllic land- and cityscapes and detailed glimpses into everyday life. With bright colors and enamel-like scenes, he romanticizes the places he travels, re-creating the world as he sees it — full of joy, wonder, and beauty.
Houston’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the region, at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, Saratoga Arts Center, Washington County Farm Museum, Green Bridge Gallery, Historic Salem Courthouse, and Southern Vermont Arts Center. His reach extends into Vermont and Massachusetts and, increasingly, New York City. He has twice been included in the National Society of Casein & Acrylic Painters’ exhibition at Salmagundi Club in Manhattan.
The High School Juried Show
Saturday, May 4, to Sunday, June 2, 2019
For the twenty-eighth year, some of the brightest talent in area high schools will be on display in the annual High School Juried Show, which runs May 4 to June 2 in Wood Gallery. Students from schools in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties are invited to submit works, from which a jury of local art professionals will select 100 to be displayed.
From the Rooftops: John Sloane
and the Art of a New Urban Space
Sunday, June 16, to Sunday, September 15, 2019
John Sloan (1871–1951) was a central figure of the Ashcan movement, depicting life in New York City’s rougher neighborhoods through his art. He was among the first to look at the rooftops of the Big Apple, giving viewers a glimpse into the small moments that defined life for the working class.
This exhibition offers an in-depth examination of Sloan’s career-long interest in the gritty urban life found in “the city above the city,” with examples by notable contemporaries, including George Ault, Edward Hopper, William Glackens, and Reginald Marsh.
From the Rooftops, which is organized by the Palmer Museum of Art of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, is accompanied by a publication.
Picasso, Braque, and Léger
Wood and Whitney-Renz galleries
Sunday, October 6, to Sunday, January 5, 2019
Picasso, Braque, and Léger: Twentieth Century Modern Masters examines the careers and influence of three of Modern art’s most influential figures, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Georges Braque (1882–1963), and Fernand Léger (1881–1955). Each of their art began when Post-Impressionism was en vogue, but they — inspired by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) — forged their own way, founding Cubism and forever changing the face of Modern art.
Cubism marks the start of the evolution of Modern art. Through it, Picasso, Braque, and Léger left extensive legacies, which are observed in this well-balanced selection of important prints that include some of the best-known examples by each artist.
Organized by Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions.
2016 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Hoopes, Whitney-Renz, and Rotunda galleries
October 11 to December 8, 2019
The Hyde Collection presents Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, an annual exhibition drawn from the works of artists living within a 100-mile radius of Glens Falls and the Capital Region. Juried by prominent regional resident, artist, and educator Victoria Palermo, the exhibition provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art in the Upper Hudson Valley. Working in both two and three dimensions, Palermo explores light and color in works that live in environments ranging from small rooms in private homes to public spaces that include bus stations, airports, and the grounds of museums. With exhibitions across the nation, long-term teaching appointments at Skidmore and SUNY Adirondack, and additional assignments at Williams College and the University of Iowa, she has been featured in Sculpture and the New York Times. She has earned awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council of the Arts.
The Hyde hosts Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region triennially, partnering with the Albany Institute of History & Art and University at Albany’s University Art Museum.
What is The Hyde?
The Hyde Collection is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European, American, 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, amassed by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, includes works by such European masters as Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Americans Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. The Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art features works by 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 five 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.
Also at The Hyde
Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection is an exhibition of forty prints that provide insight into the impact of woodcuts throughout Japanese history. Beginning at the height of color ukiyo-e printmaking in the late 1700s, the exhibition covers Japan’s Meiji period in the second half of the nineteenth century, and concludes with twentieth-century impressions of the Shin Hanga movement. Included are images of courtesans, landscapes, and Kabuki theater. The exhibition is organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries and runs November 4 through December 30 in Wood Gallery.
West Meets East is an accompanying exhibition that examines the influence of Japanese printmaking on modern Western artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among others. The Western response to ukiyo-e prints is explored through more than twenty-five prints from The Hyde’s permanent collection, including The Hyde’s treasured van Gogh masterpiece, Orchard with Arles in the Background. Through his use of a reed pen and cropped composition to depict an orchard budding into life in early spring, van Gogh paid homage to traditional Japanese techniques and aesthetics. The exhibition runs through December 30 in Wood Gallery.
Making History: Nuremberg and Augsburg Chronicles displays four early texts purchased by Hyde Collection founder Louis Fiske Hyde. Two copies of The Nuremberg Chronicle — one part of the Museum’s permanent collection, and one gifted to Crandall Public Library by Mr. Hyde — demonstrate the ambition displayed by the 600-page project, the most complex publication of its day with more than 1,800 woodcut images. A few years after it was completed, a less expensive version that drew heavily from the original, an early example of the theft of intellectual property before copyright law existed, was created. The resulting Augsburg Chronicle is also exhibited. Mr. Hyde also obtained a page from the Gutenberg Bible, the first book ever printed with moveable metal type. With the collaboration of Crandall Public Library and the Crandall Trust, the page is included in the exhibition.
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