Charles A. Guerin has been appointed director of the Hyde Collection, in Glens Falls, N.Y. 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.
In a press release, Candace Wait, the chair of the Hyde Board of Trustees Chair, expressed her enthusiasm over Guerin's unanimously approved appointment by the Board: "He is passionate about the role of art and museums in the community. He has an excellent track record in fundraising, building expansions, renovations, endowments and operations, and his experience will help lead the Hyde toward greater prominence on the regional and national stage."
The Hyde Collection, known for its collection of European and American art, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Guerin replaces David F. Setford (who left the Hyde for a position in Florida in August) and will join the museum's staff early next month.