Construction is now completed on the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is now the place to visit for contemporary and modern art. To commemorate their additional gallery space and the start of a new exhibition, The Hyde is opening its doors for old and new art lovers alike, with free admission and enjoyable activities for the whole family!
Community Day – Saturday, June 10
Don’t have plans for Saturday? You do now! The entire community is invited to join The Hyde in celebrating the newly constructed Feibes & Schmitt Gallery and its inaugural exhibition “Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift” from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, for free.
Have plans for Saturday? Well, cancel them, because you don’t want to miss this fun-filled day of artistic endeavors!
Community Day at The Hyde features:
- Tours of the Museum
- Children’s activities
- Art projects
- Artists at work throughout the campus
- Spirograph drawing activity
- Live music by bluesy rock group The Escape
- Farm-to-table food
What is the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery?
Werner Feibes and his late partner James Schmitt generously donated $10 million worth of art and another $1 million for construction to The Hyde Collection last August. This enabled the already distinguished museum to add a 1,500-square-foot exhibition space which will house pieces by some of the twentieth century’s most influential artists.
The “Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift” exhibit includes more than forty pieces by artists such as:
- Pablo Picasso
- Andy Warhol
- Jean (Hans) Arp
- Ellsworth Kelly
- Josef Albers
- Ilya Bolotowsky
- Keith Haring
- Bridget Riley
The works selected for the exhibit showcase the affinity of Feibes and Schmitt for postwar nonrepresentational art, and if you look closely you’ll even find their portraits among the pieces by Ellsworth Kelly. The “Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift” exhibit will be on display through the end of the year.
More About The Hyde
The Hyde Collection, founded by Charlotte and Louis Hyde, brings art normally only found in a big city, right to upstate New York. The permanent collection of almost 4,000 works spans centuries and mediums covering European, American, and now Contemporary and Modern Art.