Have you seen the latest exhibitions at The Hyde? If you were blown away by the prints and paintings of Rockwell Kent, you won’t want to miss an upcoming day trip the museum recently announced!
On June 14, take a journey north and see the farm that inspired some of Kent’s North Country works, Asgaard Farm & Dairy. Tour Asgaard’s dairy barn, the site of Kent’s home, his studio, and grave, and take in the awe-inspiring Adirondack landscape from the farm. Then, in the afternoon, visit art galleries in nearby Lake Placid.
Rockwell Kent’s work was heavily influenced by the locations he visited. Throughout his life, he traveled to Greenland, Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland, and Alaska, but the Adirondacks became his home. In 1928, he and his wife Frances bought a farm near Jay, naming it after the mythological home of the Norse gods: Asgaard. Throughout his life, Kent earned a reputation for his unique, wilderness-inspired art style, and he lived at Asgaard until his death in 1971.
To register for The Hyde’s tour of Asgaard Farm, contact Museum External Affairs Associate Colette Broestler at 518-792-1761, ext. 346, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Four lunch options will be provided by Rock Hill Bakehouse, and are included with the cost of the trip, along with transportation. Tickets are $150 for Hyde Collection members and $175 for non-members.
At The Hyde
Before your tour, be sure to see the selection of Rockwell Kent’s pieces at The Hyde! Running through July 22, the complementary exhibitions include The Prints of Rockwell Kent: Selections from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection and A Life and Art of His Own: The Paintings of Rockwell Kent from North Country Collections. Fifty-two prints, a selection of ceramics, and thirty-seven paintings showcase the range of Kent’s work.
Located at 161 Warren St. in Glens Falls, The Hyde also hosts a permanent collection of nearly 4,000 works. The collection consists of paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts which span the centuries, and names such as Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, and Edgar Degas make up The Hyde’s impressive core collection. Changing exhibits can be found in its five galleries, as well as lectures, cultural events, family activities, and school programming.