The Hyde Collection is off to a great start for 2019 with two enticing new exhibitions, both of which are on display now! See what you can expect from each, and then make plans to visit.
Colorama – Now Through April 14th
Colorama turns the spotlight on giant advertisements displayed in New York City’s Grand Central Station for over 40 years. These are 18-foot-by-60-foot images by Kodak that depict pleasing views of the typical American life with historical events, family road trips, patriotism, holiday celebrations, and more. You can expect sharp colors and bright lines. Most of the images in this exhibition are from the 1960s.
“Something subliminally tells us we want and need to be in the midst of one of these perfect panoramic images; to experience the natural beauty or idyllic family moment,” Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming Jonathan Canning said in a statement. “And what’s more, we feel we should capture it forever – the famous Kodak moment.”
The Colorama exhibition is organized by the George Eastman Museum and is exhibited in the Wood Gallery.
From the Vault: Staff Selections – Now Through March 31st
Who would know better what the best of the best is from The Hyde’s permanent collection? The staff! Employees who work in education, administration, security, operations, visitor services, finance, and curatorial have chosen their favorites from the permanent collection. From well-known artists to more obscure creators, there’s a lot represented here.
“This exhibition provides visitors a unique insight into what moves the people who keep The Hyde running from day to day,” Curatorial Assistant Nicole Herwig said in a statement.
This exhibition can be found in the Whitney-Renz and Hoopes galleries.