Where do you go to get your art fix in Glens Falls?
Since 1963, The Hyde Collection has been a source of community and culture for Glens Falls residents and visitors, providing access to over 4,000 works of art and offering lectures, cultural events, and family and school programming. With a recent donation of $30,000 from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake family, The Hyde plans to expand its legacy of community outreach.
Donation To Expand Accessibility
This donation from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake family will kick-start renovations on the Helen Froehlich Auditorium, the Museum’s 132-seat space used for lectures, film screenings, concerts, and special events. The Hyde plans to improve accessibility and audience enjoyment by installing new and improved technology in the auditorium, including speakers, microphones, and lighting, video, and projection equipment.
Anne Saile, interim director of the Museum, thanked Stewart’s and the Dake family in a recent press release. “The Hyde Collection is honored to receive this generous leadership gift from Stewart’s and the Dake family,” said Saile. “This is an investment not just in the auditorium, but in The Hyde’s future…The Museum’s mission is to make the arts accessible to everyone, so we would love to offer better options for our visitors who have hearing or sight issues.”
Stewart’s Shops Continues to Support The Hyde
This gift expands upon Stewart’s Shops’ long-running support of The Hyde. The company provides annual grants to help fund The Hyde’s weekly free children’s programs. In addition to school tours and classes for pre-school through college level students, The Hyde offers programs for families, teens, adults, community groups, and individuals with developmental and physical challenges.
In a press release from The Hyde, Susan Law Dake, presidents of Stewart’s Foundation, said, “Stewart’s recognizes the importance of The Hyde’s arts and education combined mission to the well-being of all our shops’ communities. Stewart’s is pleased to help The Hyde update the Helen Froehlich Auditorium, enabling the Museum to further its reach.”
Have you attended Artful Afternoons, Art Lab, or a lecture at The Hyde?