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Skidmore College In Saratoga Springs


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Skidmore College In Saratoga Springs NYSkidmore College is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs NY. Founded in 1903 by Lucy Skidmore Scribner, the school originated as a women's college and went coed in 1971. Today Skidmore enrolls about 2,500 students, men and women, and offers degrees in over 40 academic departments. The college is a ten-minute walk from downtown Saratoga Springs and a three-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Montreal.

Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-580-5000

The Tang At Skidmore

Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery At Skidmore CollegeSkidmore's rich art scene thrives at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. This center serves as a valuable learning resource for students of Skidmore College as well as a funky art and entertainment hotspot for the Saratoga community.

The Tang is open to the public free of charge, offering tours and magnificent art exhibits year round. Live music adds to the enriching culture at Tang, as this venue features "Upbeat On The Roof" music series in the summer. During this series, the rooftop of the Tang at Skidmore is transformed into a stage and plays host to an array of performing artists and music groups on Friday nights.

Arthur Zankel Music Center

The Zankel Music Center is a relatively new addition to the Skidmore College Campus. The center plays host to the Skidmore College Music Department as well as public concerts, lectures, and other events. The wide, bright atrium welcomes guests to the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, an acoustically pristine space for both small and large audiences. The Zankel Center is one of the first buildings Skidmore College guests see upon arrival to the main entrance of the campus.

North Woods

Racoon in North WoodsThe Skidmore College campus is located on 890 acres of land. 300 acres of this large area is the North Woods forest. This treasure of flora and fauna is home to complex ecosystems, lending an academic resource to the natural sciences and other fields of study. The North Woods area is host to recreational and co-curricular activities like hiking, meditation, and more.

Recognition

Ranked 45th Best Liberal Arts College In The Nation by US News & World Report (2014)
Crowned as 'New Ivy' Elite College By Newsweek (2006)

Skidmore News

Last Updated: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:00:00 GMT

And the CTM prize goes to...
Winners of the 2012 CTM Photo Contest have been announced and include Sarah Weitzman '14, who captured the Judges Vote for "21 Candles."


 
Using his noodle
Professor Sang Wook Lee uses ramen noodles in a deliciously inventive installation gracing the Lake George Arts Project?s Courthouse Gallery. Learn more in this interview published in the Albany Times Union. (Photo by Gary Gold)


 

Skidmore Events

An Evening with Yvonne Welbon
When: Fri, Jun 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College, Davis Auditorium
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Skidmore John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) Program Storytellers' Institute presents: Yvonne Welbon Yvonne Welbon kicks off the Storytellers' Institute with a showcase meditating on the role of family in her film. Senior Fellow Yvonne Welbon has produced and distributed over 20 films including Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100, winner of ten best documentary awards and Sisters in Cinema, a documentary on the history of black women feature film directors. Her films have screened on PBS, Starz/Encore, TV-ONE, IFC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel, BET, HBO and in over one hundred film festivals around the world. Her current projects include The New Black, an award winning documentary directed by Yoruba Richen that captures the complex intersection between faith, racial justice and LGBT rights and Sisters in the Life a trans-media project exploring the history of out African American lesbian media-making. Welbon received a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. Share on facebook
Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show
When: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 until Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Where: Skidmore College, Hunter Rings I & II 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The shows, inaugurated in 1927 and brought back to life in 1998, are a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs. This top-level historic competition attracts many of the country's best horses and riders, and benefits scholarships to Skidmore College students.
Wanda the Wonderful
When: Fri, Jun 12, 2015 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College, Davis Auditorium
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Skidmore College John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) Program Storytellers' Institute Presents: Carolyn Macartney She had four husbands, but she only shot one of them…Wanda the Wonderful is a mixed-genre documentary Western, about a 1920's era gun slinging wild-woman, Wanda, and her journey from Indian Territory to sheep country, via the circus, Vaudeville, Hollywood and a brothel. It is a story about sacrifice, family, and the American West, what it means to forge your own way, and the realities behind a glamorous and exciting lifestyle. Mixing narrative and documentary approaches to storytelling, Carolyn Macartney's film combines dramatic narrative, interviews, archival photographs, and 16mm 'atmospheric' footage. Centering on Wanda's relationship with her fourth husband, Wyoming sheep rancher Carl Hampton, Wanda's photographs along with interviews with family and friends flush out the stories and expand our understanding of the characters and family. Carolyn Macartney works in photography and film, and hybrids thereof. She made her first film with a Double 8mm film camera that she found in her granny's attic to accompany her original electronic music composition. She included in this film B&W still photographs that she printed out (by hand in the darkroom) and then animated. The raw, provocative, fallible side of humanity is what interests her most. Carolyn's films have won awards at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival, Houston Worldfest and other juried screenings and have enjoyed success in screenings and festivals around the world. She has fourteen years of professional experience as a Director of Photography, having shot four feature length narrative films as well as numerous music videos, commercials, short films and documentaries. Carolyn's award winning still photography has been published and exhibited in the US and Europe. Among other honors, Carolyn has received an award for music composition, a DAAD scholarship to study painting at the Hochscule der Künste in Berlin, Germany, and a Kodak Faculty Scholars Award. Carolyn has lived in five different countries and in as many States within America. She received her BA in Art from Smith College and her MFA in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
John Pizzarelli Quartet
When: Sat, Jun 13, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: Zankel Music Center Ladd Hall
Cost: Adults: $45 Students: $25
ohn Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer brings his quartet to the Zankel Music Center for a special night of unforgettable music. Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. Pizzarelli’s latest album, Double Exposure, is a collection of tunes by some of the great pop songwriters of his own generation that are framed squarely within traditional jazz arrangements. Players include: John Pizzarelli, Vocals/Guitar; Martin Pizzarelli, Bass; Kevin Kanner, Drums; Konrad Paszkudzki, Piano.
A Master Class with Joan Dornemann
When: Sun, Jun 14, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Where: Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
Cost: $20 in advance ($15 for subscribers) or $25 at the door
Joan Dornemann, Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor, is one of the most highly respected opera coaches in the world today. She has worked with such singers as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Sherrill Milnes, Kiri Te Kanawa, Montserrat Caballe, Deborah Voigt, Renée Fleming, and Leo Nucci. She has been associated with the Gran Liceo in Barcelona, the Spoleto Festival, New York City Opera, Opera National de Paris and the Kirov Opera. She received an Emmy Award for her contribution to the highly acclaimed first Live From the Met telecast of La Bohème and is the founder of the International Vocal Arts Institute. Joan will lead a special master class on the art of singing Rossini, featuring members of Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program. This is a very special opportunity to see one of the world’s leading authorities on bel canto mentor our emerging professional artists, leading up to the season opening of La Cenerentola.
The Magic of Sound
When: Mon, Jun 15, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College, Filene Recital Hall
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Skidmore College John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) Program Presents: Since the 1970's, radio producer Jim Metzner (Pulse of the Planet, Sounds of Science, You're Hearing America) has pursued a quest, microphone in hand, searching for sounds which enlighten, inform and celebrate life, sounds which carry a special quality that no other medium can convey. With examples from his recordings, radio series and longer format work produced for public radio, Jim will demonstrate how he continues to explore the soundscape, creating a virtual space where an audience can share a new experience of listening. We'll hear how sounds can convey a sense of a place, an activity, a mood, a person, a family!
Saratoga Classic Horse Show: Skidmore Equitation Show
When: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 | 8:30 AM
Where: Skidmore College, Hunter Rings I & II 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $50 per class
The Saratoga Classic shows, inaugurated in 1927 and brought back to life in 1998, are a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs. This top-level historic competition attracts many of the country's best horses and riders, and benefits scholarships to Skidmore College students.
Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show
When: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 until Sun, Jun 21, 2015
Where: Skidmore College, Hunter Rings I & II 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The shows, inaugurated in 1927 and brought back to life in 1998, are a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs. This top-level historic competition attracts many of the country's best horses and riders, and benefits scholarships to Skidmore College students.
Evan Roberts, Arvind
When: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College, Davis Auditorium
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Skidmore College John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) Program Storytellers' Institute Presents: Evan Roberts Family stories are not always easy. Award-winning filmmaker Evan Roberts presents, "Arvind," (2014), chronicling the experiences of a queer teenage boy who embarks on a journey to document the dramatic story of his life. Hathaway, living in Austin, TX, enjoys theater and like any other teenager struggles to get through high school. Raised by his father, Arvind's only memories of his mother is of her feeding him mosquito poison as a small child. Roberts explores the impact of the mother's mental illness, long absence and later attempts to contact her children through social media by following Arvind's documenting of his life through play writing. Evan is a filmmaker and educator based in Austin, Texas. He received his MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas in Austin in 2014 and is the writer/director of award-winning short films (33 Teeth, Yeah, Kowalski!) that have screened internationally. His short documentary Arvind was the recipient of an Austin Film Society grant. Roberts is the founder of Audio Heirlooms, an oral history production company, and facilitates screenwriting workshops on adapting life stories into fiction films.
Jonna McKone, exhibit talk
When: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College, Case Gallery
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Skidmore College John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) Program Storytellers' Institute Presents: Jonna McKone's Exhibition Opening Jonna McKone is a radio producer, documentarian and artist. As a journalist, she has worked on stories ranging from efforts in eastern Kentucky to put former coal mines to economic use to the intersection of youth graffiti culture and galleries in Washington, D.C. Her work has been funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation and The Journalism Center on Children & Families and The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Her art practice examines concepts of distance - geographic, economic and temporal -- approached through ethnography, archival research, walking, installation and nonfiction filmmaking. She seeks to unravel the nature of memory, labor, gesture and the icons of every day. She is currently at work on a personal film that explores the relationships between memory, artifact and her own familial history. Jonna is a graduate of Bowdoin College and recently received her MFA from Duke University.
Saratoga Shakespeare : “Stones in His Pockets”
When: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College - Bernhard Theater, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for best new comedy in London, Stones in His Pockets is Saratoga Shakespeare’s first in-door production and will premiere at Skidmore’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Stones… is a hilarious and moving play that tells the story of two down-on-their-luck Irishman and the quiet rural community around them coming to terms with the visit of a big Hollywood movie shoot. Using only two actors in more than a dozen roles, Stones in His Pockets is “an unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight” Daily Mail
Saratoga Shakespeare : “Stones in His Pockets”
When: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College - Bernhard Theater, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for best new comedy in London, Stones in His Pockets is Saratoga Shakespeare’s first in-door production and will premiere at Skidmore’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Stones… is a hilarious and moving play that tells the story of two down-on-their-luck Irishman and the quiet rural community around them coming to terms with the visit of a big Hollywood movie shoot. Using only two actors in more than a dozen roles, Stones in His Pockets is “an unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight” Daily Mail
Saratoga Shakespeare : “Stones in His Pockets”
When: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College - Bernhard Theater, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for best new comedy in London, Stones in His Pockets is Saratoga Shakespeare’s first in-door production and will premiere at Skidmore’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Stones… is a hilarious and moving play that tells the story of two down-on-their-luck Irishman and the quiet rural community around them coming to terms with the visit of a big Hollywood movie shoot. Using only two actors in more than a dozen roles, Stones in His Pockets is “an unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight” Daily Mail
Saratoga Shakespeare : “The Comedy of Errors”
When: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College - Suzanne Corbet Thomas Amphitheater, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Performed outdoors on the lovely Suzanne Corbet Thomas Amphitheater stage, Saratoga Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors is sure to entertain. Delight in the Bard’s farcical folly of mistaken identity involving two sets of identical twins separated at birth. When all four fellows converge in the same city, mayhem, mischief and marital mishaps erupt. Performed by our Acting Apprentices and Interns, this classical mix of slapstick and the musical poetics of Shakespeare’s words will charm adults and children alike!
Saratoga Shakespeare : “The Comedy of Errors”
When: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College - Suzanne Corbet Thomas Amphitheater, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Performed outdoors on the lovely Suzanne Corbet Thomas Amphitheater stage, Saratoga Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors is sure to entertain. Delight in the Bard’s farcical folly of mistaken identity involving two sets of identical twins separated at birth. When all four fellows converge in the same city, mayhem, mischief and marital mishaps erupt. Performed by our Acting Apprentices and Interns, this classical mix of slapstick and the musical poetics of Shakespeare’s words will charm adults and children alike!
Saratoga Shakespeare : “Stones in His Pockets”
When: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College - Bernhard Theater, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for best new comedy in London, Stones in His Pockets is Saratoga Shakespeare’s first in-door production and will premiere at Skidmore’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Stones… is a hilarious and moving play that tells the story of two down-on-their-luck Irishman and the quiet rural community around them coming to terms with the visit of a big Hollywood movie shoot. Using only two actors in more than a dozen roles, Stones in His Pockets is “an unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight” Daily Mail
Saratoga Shakespeare : “Stones in His Pockets”
When: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College - Bernhard Theater, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for best new comedy in London, Stones in His Pockets is Saratoga Shakespeare’s first in-door production and will premiere at Skidmore’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Stones… is a hilarious and moving play that tells the story of two down-on-their-luck Irishman and the quiet rural community around them coming to terms with the visit of a big Hollywood movie shoot. Using only two actors in more than a dozen roles, Stones in His Pockets is “an unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight” Daily Mail
Commencement 2016
When: Sat, May 21, 2016 | 10:40 AM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center