The Hyde Museum

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.

Doge Petrus Lando, Style of Titian 1545

Head of a Moor, Peter Paul Rubens 1620.

Saints Nicholas, Lawrence, and John the Baptist, Zanobi Strozzi, 1450.

Boy Holding a Blue Vase, Picasso, 1905.

Christ with Arms Folded, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1661.

Paolo e Francesca, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1860.

Madonna with Two Saints, Style of Pietro Perugino, 1494.

If you ever find yourself in upstate New York, pop into The Hyde and step away inspired to start your own collection!

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