There is such a thing as perfect timing. Charles Guerin has been director of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY for the past three months. It is a brand new job. But, he has taken the reins as a landmark exhibit is now open and the museum celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
A Chicago native, Guerin served as executive director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art from 2000-2012, where he created and endowed the institution's Archive of Visual Art.
Previously, Guerin was a commissioner of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources from 1998-2000, and the executive Director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie from 1986-2000.
For over a decade and a half, artist Georgia O’Keeffe would return to Lake George for the summer. She referred to it as “My Summer Place.”
For many families throughout the country, Lake George is their family place. It is a spot where families come year after year and others will discover it for the first time – this year.
Michael Consuelo is the executive director at Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce joins us this morning to discuss the impact this exhibition will have on tourism, what impact tourism will have on this exhibit as well as the overall role the chamber plays in the lure of the “Queen of American Lakes” and the surrounding region.
Erin Coe has established a reputation as one of the leading museum curators in the country. Coe is the Hyde’s Chief Curator and current curator of the Modern Nature – O’Keeffe exhibit. She has also curated more than thirty other exhibitions at The Hyde Collection.
In association with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Hyde has organized a first-of-its-kind exhibition that closely examines the extraordinary body of work created by O’Keeffe of and at Lake George. From 1918 until the mid 1930s, O’Keeffe spent part of the year at Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate, a thirty-six acre property situated just north of Lake George village in the southern basin of the lake. The exhibition presents a selection of fifty-eight paintings from both public and private collections.