The chief curator position at The Hyde Collection has been vacant since last summer. And just this week, the director of the Glens Falls, New York museum announced he is also leaving.
Still firmly in place is a photo collection generously donated last year by ABC newsman George Stephanopoulos. This week, the Hyde announced that starting March 21, portions of the collection will be on display for the first time:
The photographic prints in the exhibition are a sampling of over 120 works recently donated by Stephanopoulos and his family. Some of these photographers consider themselves artists; others, photojournalists. Still others call themselves working photographers…
Make no mistake, however, the photographers in this exhibition are all artists of the highest order, recognized by curators, dealers, collectors, art historians and their peers worldwide. Their work represents a wide range of artistic expression and subject matter, from political celebrities to working people, from everyday studio portraits to the dark side of street life, from landscapes to cityscapes, and from botanicals to sunsets .
The exhibition was partially underwritten by the New York State Council on the Arts and features as its main sponsor Saratoga Living magazine. The image shown in the promotional materials above is of a New Year’s Eve party, shot by Larry Fink.