The Hyde is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art.
Comparable to that of a major metropolitan museum, 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.
Today, The Hyde offers significant national and international exhibitions, and a packed schedule of events that help visitors to experience art in new ways.
- General – $12 – adults over the age of 18
- Senior – $10 – anyone 60 years or older
- Members – FREE – must have valid membership card
- Students – FREE – college students must provide student ID
- Children – FREE – Under Ages 12
- Veterans – FREE
- Active Duty Military & Family – FREE
- The second Thursday of each month is free admission for everyone. Simply select “Free Second Thursday” from the admission menu.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the Northway I-87: Take exit 18 and turn East off the ramp to the City of Glens Falls, follow signs to hospital. When you pass Glens Falls Hospital on the right, continue straight and you will soon come to the roundabout at Centennial Circle. Go into the Circle and take the second right exit onto Warren Street. The Museum is located six blocks down on the right, just past the Armory.
PARKING: Parking is available on both sides of the Museum complex, as well as along Warren Street. Look for “Parking” signage on the west side in front of Hoopes House, along Warren Street, and at the entrance to the east lot. Spaces for handicapped and special needs parking are located in the smaller parking area in front of Hyde House.
VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES: The entire complex is accessible by wheelchair with two exceptions: the guest bedroom downstairs and Mrs. Hyde’s bedroom upstairs. Service animals are welcome in the Museum, but they must wear a service identification jacket or vest. Thank you.
History of The Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection is home to a world-class collection that spans the history of western art from the 4th century BC through the 20th century. The museum's founders, Louis and Charlotte Hyde, acquired the majority of objects during a fifty-year period of avid and highly informed collecting. Many of these works are displayed in their home, known as Hyde House, as well as in galleries in the education wing.
When the Hydes began collecting, their focus was not unlike that of their contemporaries. They acquired Old Master paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Botticelli, El Greco, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Rubens.
After the death of her husband in 1934, Mrs. Hyde continued to acquire new works. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the core collection reflect her personal decisions and taste. It was also during this time that she decided to broaden the scope of the collection.
To that end, she proceeded to purchase additional works by such modern masters as Cezanne, Degas, Picasso, Renoir, Seurat, and van Gogh. Concurrently, she assembled a significant group of works by important American artists including Eakins, Hassam, Homer, Peto, and Ryder.
While the majority of the objects comprising the permanent collection were the result of the efforts of Louis and Charlotte Hyde, the collection continues to grow through donations and acquisitions over the years.
Visit The Hyde
Today, The Hyde Collection is known as one of the Northeast's most exceptional small art museums with a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects and artworks. The museum currently features five galleries, and they continue to present new and exciting exhibitions each year.
You can visit the museum year-round and explore its vast collection of works on your own, join up with a docent-led tour, or submit a request for a school/group tour. In addition, The Hyde offers a wide variety of fun and educational events every week, such as lectures, concerts, activities, workshops, and other community programs.
Check out our website for more information about upcoming events, hours of operation, and pricing!
Become a Museum Member
Experience the joy of belonging to a community of members who share a love of art, history, culture, and education! Provide generous support that strengthens the Museum’s collections, educational programs, and exhibitions. Increase your business’s visibility and impact while supporting the region’s premier cultural institution!
As stated by Charlotte Pruyn Hyde in her 1952 Trust Agreement, which established The Hyde Collection, our founding mission is “to maintain a Museum for the exhibition of the permanent collection and to promote and cultivate the improvement of the fine arts, for the education and benefit of the residents of Glens Falls and vicinity and the general public.”