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“European Masters in Adirondack Setting”

The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Glens Falls
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Glens Falls, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“European Masters in Adirondack Setting”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The personal collection of Charlotte Pruyn Hyde and her husband, Louis, is now a world-class museum that offers a wide range of artwork that includes the likes of El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens, Homer, Hassam, Cezanne, Degas, DeVinci, Matisse, and Picasso all set in a 1912 Florentine Renaissance style villa, one of three homes that comprise the Museum compound. It's unexpected, but wonderfully exciting to have such an accessible gem of a musem in what is typically seen as a small, upstate New York industrial community - Charlotte's father was a partner in a major paper company whose production facility is almost literally in the Museum's backyard! Museum is closed on Monday. A small admission fee is charged.
Special exhibits are regularly mounted (Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George and Alfred Steiglitz and Lake George are currently featured) but regardless of when you visit, the Museum is a geat place to experience art. We have gone numerous times and have never been disappointed and the docents are well informed.

Visited November 2012
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North Creek, New York
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153 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Fantastic world class small Museum in Glens Falls NY!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Hyde Collection is a great place to get to see some amazing art exhibited in a lovely small mansion as well as 2 special galleries. The exhibits in the house are the Hyde's personal art and furniture and the gallery exhibits change a few times a year. Eakins, Rembrandt, Whistler, Monet, Bottecielli, El Greco, Degas, Tiffany and more all under one elegant roof. Definitely not what you'd expect to find in an Adirondack Mill Town. Don't miss it!

Visited June 2013
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CHicago, IL
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“Art fans: go out of your way to visit”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was lucky enough to visit while a special Georgia O'Keefe exhibit was on display about her time in Lake George. Well done. The permanent art and furnishings are top notch and such a variety of well known artists through the centuries. I liked the fact that it is not so huge of a museum to overwhelm or grow tired of browsing. The staff is very friendly and willing to chat or answer questions with a smile. Would have liked them to display a bit of information on the collectors themselves. (Yes, I suppose I could have asked for that brochure ) Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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Queensbury, New York
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“Wonderful collection for a small city!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I visit the Hyde when there are special exhibits, and am always impressed by this little museum having originally lived near NYC. I have brought friends visiting the area and they are amazed at the quality of the main collection and the range of masters represented. I love the audio system used on your own cell phone. Every time I go, I revisit the main collection and notice a new detail. It's like seeing old friends.

Visited October 2012
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New York
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“A gem of a museum”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

There are lovely paintings here, including some excellent "old masters" in this rather remote regional museum, and the house of the family that collected the paintings has been beautifully restored. Well worth a detour to visit.

Visited August 2012
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