I've been meaning to share this place for a while, but between the amazing exhibits at the Gardner and MFA this spring and summer, and lots of travel it slipped away!
Enter: The Hyde Collection.
Another perfect example of what to do when you find yourself a wealthy heiress of a beautiful art collection.
The mansion and collection were left — per Charlotte Pruyn Hyde's trust of 1952 — for the enjoyment and encouragement of the arts in the area.
The museum shares lovely special exhibits in a modern gallery space adjacent to the main collection in the house.
Rooms on the first and second floors overlook a central, enclosed courtyard that looks south over Glens Falls, NY.
To be honest, I was hesitant at first to see what might lay beyond each door, and was blown away to find the Hyde's collection include a Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, Degas, and many more of the well-known artists of the past centuries.
If you ever find yourself in upstate New York, pop into The Hyde and step away inspired to start your own collection!