Pop the corks on the Champagne; the Hyde Collection is celebrating their 50th anniversary as a public museum. 50/50: Five Decades of Collecting at the Hyde showcases works that have entered the museum’s permanent collection since 1963.
Charlotte Pruyn Hyde’s vision, as expressed in the trust she established, was “to establish and maintain a museum for the exhibition of art objects . . . and to promote and cultivate the study and improvement of the fine arts, for the education and benefit of the residents of Glens Falls and vicinity and the general public.”
The success of this vision is best expressed by listing a few of the artists whose works are in this show: Albrecht Dűrer, George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Dorothy Dehner, Adolph Gottlieb, Keith Haring, Sol Lewitt, Diego Rivera and David Smith.
50/50: Five Decades of Collecting at the Hyde opens Saturday (Jan. 26) and will remain on view through April 14.