Hyde Collection Fights HungerGlens Falls, N.Y. - Now through August 31, visitors of The Hyde Collection can help build a community art exhibit, Art CAN Help, in support of local hunger relief efforts. Throughout the summer, the Museum is accepting donations of canned goods with the purpose of creating an installation in celebration of the famous Andy Warhol soup can image. At the close of the exhibit, the canned goods will be donated to the Family Service Association of Glens Falls, a non-profit agency that provides services and support to families in crisis.

"We are honored to partner with Family Service Association of Glens Falls by hosting the Art CAN Help installation in the Museum's lobby this summer," said The Hyde's director Erin Coe. "I encourage everyone in the community to get involved and donate canned goods while creating a dynamic Warhol-inspired art installation."

"Art CAN Help is creating awareness and encouraging everyone to help support families in need," said Kimberly Sopczyk, executive director for the Family Service Association of Glens Falls. "When the Museum approached us, we thought this was a really creative and engaging idea to build awareness for hunger relief in our community. I can't wait to see how the exhibit turns out."

Participants can follow the Museum's progress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Participation is free and donations can be brought to The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY. For more information, contact Michael Coughlin, museum educator, 518-792-1761, ext. 340 or mcoughlin@hydecollection.org.

Also at The Hyde This Summer
The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol: 1973-1987 features fifty large drawings created by Warhol from his prolific late years. Many of the drawings are on view to the public for the very first time. This exhibition has been organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

The Warhol exhibition is on view through September 27 in the Charles R. Wood Gallery.

Homer's America includes two dozen works from The Hyde's permanent collection, mostly illustrated engravings, as well as watercolors, and a rare etching. Winslow Homer chronicled the events, places, and activities that shaped America in the second half of the nineteenth century. The exhibition, in the Hoopes Gallery, focuses on key themes of Homer's career including the Civil War, farming, children, recreation, heroism and the sea, and the Adirondacks. Homer's America: Selections from the Permanent Collection is organized by The Hyde Collection and is on view in the Hoopes Gallery now through September 16.

The Hyde Collection is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am- 5pm and Sunday from 12pm- 5pm. For more information about these events, visit us at www.hydecollection.org.

What is The Hyde?The Hyde Collection is one of the Northeast's exceptional small art museums with a distinguished collection of European and American art. Its permanent collection of nearly 4,000 pieces spans centuries and includes works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Seurat, Picasso, Renoir, Botticelli, El Greco, and Tiepolo as well as American artists including Eakins, Hassam, Homer, Peto, and Whistler. The Hyde Collection presents changing exhibitions in its two galleries, as well as lectures, cultural events, family activities, and school and outreach programming in its modern museum complex and historic house at 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. For more information, please visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.

The Hyde annually welcomes about 30,000 visitors and was recently recognized by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, with the prestigious Certificate of Excellence. The award is earned through consistently great reviews from independent travelers from all over the world. The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home is rated as the #1 destination in Glens Falls, NY.

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