The Hyde Collection has announced a temporary closure to the public for the beginning part of 2021. They’re shifting their priorities for this “pause,” and are planning an epic return in the spring.
The Details on The Hyde’s Pause to the Public
The Hyde will pause public visits to galleries, exhibits, and the historic home from January 4 to April 30, to reopen on May 1, 2021.
“The Hyde’s mission is to make art accessible to our community, but we believe the most prudent step we can take right now is to pause public visits and look forward to the better days that we hope will come this spring,” Hyde Chief Executive Officer Norman E. Dascher, Jr. said in a statement.
While this pause is going on the museum will take on internal improvement and maintenance projects. The office will be open, but with reduced hours and staff. Some employees will be furloughed as the Hyde works to get operating costs down during a year when visitation has been much lower than usual.
When You Can Visit In the Upcoming Weeks
December is still Pay as You Wish month at The Hyde, so come and visit while you can and leave a donation you think is appropriate! Due to capacity restrictions visitors are asked to reserve their appointment online ahead of time here, and to limit your visit to one hour.
The Hyde will be open to visitors by appointments from 10am to 5pm December 18 to 20, December 26 and 27, and January 2 and 3. General admission in January will be $12.
What to Expect When the Hyde Doors Open Again
When the doors reopen to the public on May 1, 2021, we can look forward to The Very Best of The Hyde – the museum will pull out some of its most popular works of art from the permanent collection of nearly 4,000 items.
And, The Hyde celebrates their 60th anniversary in 2022! We can expect major anniversary celebrations will be on the docket in the future.