GLEN FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hyde Collection's painting "Boy Holding a Blue Vase," a 1905 work by Pablo Picasso, is part of the centennial retrospective exhibition, "1912 - Mission Moderne," at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, Germany. The show opened Aug. 31 and will run through Dec. 30.
In 1912, Cologne hosted the International Art Exhibition of the "Sonderbund" (a special association of West German Art Lovers and Artists) whose primary aim was to provide "an overview of the state of the latest movement in painting." The organizers succeeded in staging the most important exhibition of the pioneers of modern art to be held at that time, and The Hyde's "Boy Holding Blue Vase" was installed in the spacious Picasso hall, a gallery dedicated to this major modern artist.
The 1912 International Art Exhibition made a significant contribution to the modern movement in Germany and beyond. It was the model for New York's 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as the "Armory Show" that, in turn, blazed the trail for modernism in America. Today, it is viewed as the most significant presentation of European modern art prior to the First World War.
"1912 - Mission Moderne" features approximately 120 works that were included in this groundbreaking exhibition. The painting from The Hyde Collection joins loans of works from museums across the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, and The Philips Collection.
The Hyde Collection is an historic house and art museum complex with a distinguished collection consisting of works by American and European artists such as Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Homer and Eakins, as well as important decorative arts and antique furnishings.
Among the current and planned exhibits at The Hyde are "Summer of Light -- Stephen Knapp: New Light and Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light," through Sept. 16; and "From Process to Print: Graphic Works of Romare Bearden," opening Oct. 6 and running through Jan. 6, 2013.
The Hyde Collection is located at 161 Warren St. For information call 518-792-1761 or visit hydecollection.org