Hyde Collection LogoGlens Falls, N.Y. — The Hyde Collection is hosting a Day Trip to the home and farm built by artist Rockwell Kent on Thursday, June 14.

Since early April, we have admired the artwork Kent created at his Au Sable Forks farm, Asgaard Farm & Dairy, in 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.

On June 14, join guest curator Caroline Welsh and Jonathan Canning, Hyde director of curatorial affairs, on a visit to Kent’s Adirondack farm. Tour Asgaard’s dairy barn, the site of Kent’s home, his studio, and grave. Take in the view of Whiteface Mountain and the surrounding High Peaks. Afterward, visit the working goat dairy. In the afternoon, the group will visit art galleries in Lake Placid.

In 1928, Kent and his second wife, Frances, bought a farm near Jay, New York. They named it Asgaard after the mythological home of the Norse gods. From the studio he built there in the heart of the Adirondacks, Kent managed his career of national repute.

He was an acclaimed artist and printmaker, and a household name as a traveler and author. His politics garnered him a certain degree of notoriety, while his art earned him critical acclaim. Kent (1882 - 1971) traveled extensively to Greenland, Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland, Alaska, and other remote locations, transporting viewers to the rugged extremes of wilderness. His distinctive style emerged in the early 1900s and seemed inspired by the grand landscapes of the cold, bleak climes he found among the faraway mountains to which he traveled.
 

Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection includes fifty-two prints and a selection of ceramics by Kent; A Life and Art of His Own: Paintings from North Country Collections features thirty-seven paintings drawn from Plattsburgh State University's Art Museum and private collectors throughout the North Country. The exhibitions run through July 22. 

Registration for the Day Trip, which includes four lunch options from  Rock Hill Bakehouse, transportation, and the tour, is $150 for Hyde Collection members and $175 for non-members.

Those interested in registering should contact Museum External Affairs Associate Colette Broestler at 518-792-1761, ext. 346, or cbroestler@hydecollection.org, or visit the Museum's website.

 

What is The Hyde?

The Hyde Collection is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European, American, Modern, and Contemporary art. Its permanent collection of nearly 4,000 works spans centuries and consists of paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts. The core collection, amassed by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, includes works by such European masters as Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Americans Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. The Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art features works by Josef Albers, Dorothy Dehner, Sam Gilliam, Adolph Gottlieb, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, George McNeil, Robert Motherwell, Ben Nicholson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bridget Riley. The Hyde Collection presents changing exhibitions in its five galleries, as well as lectures, cultural events, family activities, and school programming in its modern museum complex and historic house at 161 Warren St., Glens Falls.

Also at The Hyde

The Hyde Collection is exhibiting the works of Rockwell Kent in 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. Rockwell Kent was an acclaimed painter, printmaker, traveler, author, and political activist. In complementary exhibitions, the Museum examines the breadth of the artist's talents, with fifty-two prints, a selection of ceramics, and thirty-seven paintings. Kent (1882 - 1971) traveled extensively to Greenland, Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland, Alaska, and other remote locations, transporting viewers to the rugged extremes of wilderness. Many of his works were centered on the inherent good of man and nature, and the relationship between them. The print exhibition is organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California. The paintings exhibition is drawn from Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Adirondack Experience, and private collections.
 

The twenty-seventh annual High School Juried Show is a well-known showcase of local high school students’ creativity and passion for art. A panel of judges selected 100 works out of nearly 700 submissions from students in eighteen schools in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties. The finalists are exhibited in Feibes & Schmitt and Rotunda Galleries through June 10.

 

For More Information:    

Rhonda Triller
Communications Associate
The Hyde Collection
518.792.1761 ext. 320
rtriller@hydecollection.org