The Hyde Collection was founded by Charlotte Pruyn Hyde in 1952 as an art museum for the greater Glens Falls region. Today the museum complex is comprised of her home, an Italian Renaissance style villa, which contains an important collection of European Old Master and American works of art and European antiques; an Education Wing displaying temporary exhibitions and works of art recently collected by the museum; and Mrs. Hyde's sister's home-Cunningham House- the museum's administrative building.
The strength of the Hyde Collection is its representative span in art history from the late Gothic period to the twentieth century. Among the noted European Old Master artists in the collection are Botticelli, da Vinci, Tintoretto, El Greco, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Boucher, Fragonard, Ingres, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, van Gogh and Picasso. American artists represented include Eakins, Homer, Vedder, Peto, Hassam, Whistler, Thayer and Ryder. Most of the original collection is displayed in the beautiful ambience of the Hyde House among an important selection of Italian Renaissance and French eighteenth century antiques.
The museum complex is located on Warren Street in the City of Glens Falls approximately two-in-a-half miles East off Exit 18 on Interstate 87. The facility is accessible to the disabled. View a Warren County map.
The museum is open year-round, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday 12 Noon to 5:00 PM; Thursday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The Hyde Collection is closed Mondays and national holidays. Tours of the collection are offered daily from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Admission to the museum is free; there is a nominal charge for group tours. For more information please call 518-792-1761.
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