Hyde Collection welcomes major grant


GLENS FALLS — The Hyde Collection has announced that a new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, named for Schenectady art collectors and patrons Werner Feibes and Jim Schmitt, will open to the public in June and will be built with a $100,000 grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation.

The Hyde was awarded the grant to support its transformation campaign and the museum’s development of a new 1,500-square-foot gallery devoted to modern and contemporary art.

The foundation has also challenged the Hyde, agreeing to award an additional $50,000 toward the project if the Museum raises $50,000 from the community by June 30.

Work is underway on the new gallery.

“We are honored to receive a grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation,” said Hyde Director Erin Coe. “Supporting The Hyde’s new gallery devoted to Modern and Contemporary art is an investment in the Museum, in Glens Falls and in the region,” she said.

In August, The Hyde Collection announced it had received a major gift of art from Feibes. Schmitt, his life and business partner, died in 2013. 

Feibes also made a $1 million cash donation to kick off a $1.5 million campaign.

The Feibes & Schmitt gift includes works by Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, Sol LeWitt, David Smith, Ellsworth Kelly and Josef Albers, among others.

The donation more than doubles the Hyde’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art.

The Charles R. Wood Foundation honors the legacy of local businessman and philanthropist Charles R. Wood, donating to groups that promote health care, the arts and children’s programming.

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