Historic house and fine arts museum complex featuring works by European and American masters including Botticelli, Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Renior, Picasso, and Homer.
The Museum offers a world-class collection that spans the history of western art from the fourth century BC through the twentieth century. The Museum's founders, Louis and Charlotte Hyde, acquired the majority of objects during a fifty-year period of avid and highly informed collecting. Many of these works are displayed in their home, known as Hyde House, as well as in galleries in the education wing. The permanent collection consists of approximately 2,800 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, and decorative arts.
When the Hydes began collecting, their focus was not unlike that of their contemporaries. They acquired Old Master paintings, drawings and sculpture by such artists as Botticelli, El Greco, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Rubens. In their most important decisions, notable scholars William R. Valentiner and R. Langton Douglas often guided them. After the death of her husband in 1934, Mrs. Hyde continued to acquire new works. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the core collection reflect her personal decisions and taste. It was also during this time that she decided to broaden the scope of the collection. To that end, she proceeded to purchase additional works by such modern masters as Cezanne, Degas, Picasso, Renoir, Seurat, and van Gogh. Concurrently, she assembled a significant group of works by important American artists including Eakins, Hassam, Homer, Peto, and Ryder.
While the majority of the objects comprising the permanent collection were the result of the efforts of Louis and Charlotte Hyde, the collection continues to grow through donations and acquisitions.
2016 Admission Policy and Museum Hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
Closed Monday and most national holidays
Members - Free
General Admission - $15
Seniors (60+) - $13
Children 12 & under & students with ID - Free
Active duty U.S. military and their families - Free
**The second Sunday of each month is free for everyone and Wednesdays are free for seniors**
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1pm and 2pm
Free With Museum Admission
TOURS FOR TOTS
Thursdays during the school year from 10:30am - 11:30am
For ages 5 and under to explore the museum with an educator and enjoy creative time in the art studio.
Every Wednesday afternoon (not offered during the summer months) from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Visit the galleries, exhibitions, and Museum followed by themed art activities in the Art Studio.
For children ages 5-14
DROP IN AND DRAW
Every Saturday from 10:30am - 2:30pm
Hone and learn drawing skills with a different subject each week.
Free With Museum Admission