Nighthawks by Edward HopperEdward Hopper's Paintings Come to Life

Glens Falls, N.Y. - On Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7pm The Hyde Collection invites the public to enjoy a unique series of 8 short fiction films. Directed by commissioned European directors, such as Cannes Film Festival award-winning director and actor Mathieu Amalric, each vignette is directly inspired by the works of American legendary painter Edward Hopper. Shot in Berlin, Paris, London, New York and Mexico, each film imagines a story line behind a specific Hopper work, bringing the people in that painting to life. This ingenious concept is sure to enthrall art and film lovers alike and is a rare opportunity to see these award-winning films. Viewer discretion is advised. The films contain nudity so viewer discretion is advised.

Other directors include documentarist Sophie Fiennes from the United Kingdom, Hannes Stöhr from Germany and Danish director Martin de Thurah, and Sophie Barthes from the United States.

Museum doors will open at 6pm to give the public time to view the Museum's two summer exhibitions: Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries in Hoopes Gallery and Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows in Wood Gallery. Hyde House will be closed.

Admission rates are: general admission $8; seniors (60+) $6; students with ID free; active duty U.S. military and their families free; Hyde members are free. Open seating. No reservations required. Hopper Shorts is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more information, contact Alice Grether, director of communications and visitor services at 518-792-1761 or agrether@hydecollection.org.

The Hyde Collection is an art museum and historic house complex with a distinguished collection consisting of works by American and European artists such as Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Homer and Eakins, as well as important decorative arts and antique furnishings. The Museum provides changing exhibitions in two gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming. For detailed information visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.

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