The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, Warren County, has announced that its major 2010 summer exhibition will be “Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend” will be on view from June 12 through September 5, 2010. The exhibition, organized by The Hyde Collection, will cover a broad span of Wyeth’s work including sections devoted to early coastal watercolors and landscape paintings, as well as a look at Wyeth’s models, his interest in vernacular architecture, and his connection to both the Regionalist tradition and Magic Realism.
The exhibition will comprise approximately fifty works, with the core coming from the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. Featured in the exhibition will be examples of the artist’s works created in dry brush, watercolor, pencil, and tempera – including The Hyde’s own Wyeth watercolor – The Ledge and the Island, 1937- as well as works on loan from museums and private collections.
The exhibit will be curated by Hyde Executive Director David F. Setford and Deputy Director and Chief Curator Erin B. Coe and will be the first opportunity since the Wyeth’s death earlier this year to begin to critically reevaluate his contribution to American twentieth century art.
The Museum will produce a catalogue to accompany the exhibition and also hopes to collaborate with other arts organizations in the Glens Falls region in coordinating a series of lectures, exhibitions, and performances with Wyeth-related themes.