Skidmore College In Saratoga Springs


Skidmore Snapshot

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: Tue, 26 May 2015 13:35:06 GMT

Upbeat on the Roof - Hot Club of Saratoga 8/12/2016 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Tang Teaching Museum Rooftop: Gypsy jazz ensemble the Hot Club of Saratoga carries on the spirit and style of music created in the 1930s by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. The Hot Club of Saratoga’s full quintet features solo and rhythm guitars, string bass, violin, and clarinet/sax. Together the group explores the genre and covers a range of its sounds from sweet, soulful balladry and hard driving swing to fiery, upbeat tempos. UpBeat on the Roof is an eclectic series of free concerts on the Tang rooftop showcasing regional musicians. The series takes place every Friday, July 1 through August 26 from 7pm to 8pm. The concerts are indoors during inclement weather.
 
Family Saturday - Performance Space 8/13/2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - TANG Payne: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Family Saturday program features a brief tour of one of the exhibitions and a hands-on art activity. The free program runs from 2:00 – 3:30 PM, and is suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions. All materials are provided. Reservations may be made one week before the program by calling the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 580-8080. This week, we will make dioramas inspired by A More Perfect Union, including a stage for tiny performances. https://tang.skidmore.edu/calendar?day=13&month=8&year=2016
 
NYSSSA Modern Faculty Performance 8/13/2016 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Dance Center Dance Theater: New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA). The NYSSSA School of Dance is sponsored and supported by the New York State Education Department and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The School of Dance is held in Saratoga Springs in cooperation with Skidmore College and the National Museum of Dance. Founding Artistic Director Carolyn Adams has an impressive dance history as a former Paul Taylor Dancer, Juilliard and Alvin Ailey Faculty Member and founder of the American Dance Legacy Institute. 30 students selected through a competitive audition process participate in classes which encompass a variety of modern techniques as well as composition work, repertory and performance. Choreographers in residence have included Robert Battle, David Parson, Francesca Harper and Danny Grossman. Students work with these choreographers to learn their seminal works and are encouraged to explore and create their own choreography. Saturday August 13th at 7pm Skidmore Dance Theatre- NYSSSA School of Dance Faculty Concert
 
Zen Meditation 8/16/2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - WILSON Wilson Chapel: Cushions, meditation benches, and chairs are provided, but wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Basic Zen meditation instruction provided for first-time attendees. Please arrive by 6:25 pm. Everyone is welcome! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
 
Saratoga Children's Theater "The Little Shop of Horrors" 8/19/2016 1:00 PM
1:00 PM: The Little Shop of Horrors Director: Chris Stefani Music Director: Dan Lyng Costumer: Linda Bertrand Performances: August 19 & 20, 2016 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm in JBK Theater, Skidmore College The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II� – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
 
Tour of exhibition curated by Emily Manges '16, the 2015-16 Eleanor Linder Winter '43 Intern 8/19/2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Tang Teaching Museum Wachenheim Gallery: Friday, August 19, 5:30 pm Tour of exhibition curated by Emily Manges '16, the 2015-16 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Internhttps://tang.skidmore.edu/calendar/category/10-tours
 
Upbeat on the Roof - Heavenly Echoes 8/19/2016 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Tang Teaching Museum Rooftop: The Heavenly Echoes are a Southern soul-style gospel group, founded more than fifty years ago by the late Deacon James Edmonds of the Sweet Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Albany. They perform as a nine-member group backed by guitar, bass, and drums. The Heavenly Echoes regularly bring their authentic, heartfelt style of gospel music to churches throughout the Capital Region, as well as to festivals and cultural events across the state. UpBeat on the Roof is an eclectic series of free concerts on the Tang rooftop showcasing regional musicians. The series takes place every Friday, July 1 through August 26 from 7pm to 8pm. The concerts are indoors during inclement weather.
 
NYSSSA Modern Student Performance 8/19/2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Dance Center Dance Theater: New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA). The NYSSSA School of Dance is sponsored and supported by the New York State Education Department and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The School of Dance is held in Saratoga Springs in cooperation with Skidmore College and the National Museum of Dance. Founding Artistic Director Carolyn Adams has an impressive dance history as a former Paul Taylor Dancer, Juilliard and Alvin Ailey Faculty Member and founder of the American Dance Legacy Institute. 30 students selected through a competitive audition process participate in classes which encompass a variety of modern techniques as well as composition work, repertory and performance. Choreographers in residence have included Robert Battle, David Parson, Francesca Harper and Danny Grossman. Students work with these choreographers to learn their seminal works and are encouraged to explore and create their own choreography. Friday August 19th at 7pm at the Skidmore Dance Theatre, School of Dance Final Demonstration.
 
Saratoga Children's Theater "The Little Shop of Horrors" 8/20/2016 1:00 PM
1:00 PM: The Little Shop of Horrors Director: Chris Stefani Music Director: Dan Lyng Costumer: Linda Bertrand Performances: August 19 & 20, 2016 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm in JBK Theater, Skidmore College The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II� – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
 
Family Saturday - Fuzzy Gardens 8/20/2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - TANG Payne: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Family Saturday program features a brief tour of one of the exhibitions and a hands-on art activity. The free program runs from 2:00 – 3:30 PM, and is suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions. All materials are provided. Reservations may be made one week before the program by calling the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 580-8080. This week, we will look at images of some artwork by Alison Shotz, Paula Hayes, and others who have used plants and gardens as inspiration for their work, then make small fuzzy gardens from a variety of bright-colored materials.https://tang.skidmore.edu/calendar?day=20&month=8&year=2016
 
Curator's Tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry 8/23/2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Tang Teaching Museum Atrium: Tuesday, August 23, Noon Curator's tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry https://tang.skidmore.edu/calendar/category/10-tours
 
Zen Meditation 8/23/2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - WILSON Wilson Chapel: Cushions, meditation benches, and chairs are provided, but wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Basic Zen meditation instruction provided for first-time attendees. Please arrive by 6:25 pm. Everyone is welcome! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
 
Zen Meditation 8/30/2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - WILSON Wilson Chapel: Cushions, meditation benches, and chairs are provided, but wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Basic Zen meditation instruction provided for first-time attendees. Please arrive by 6:25 pm. Everyone is welcome! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
 
New Student Convocation 9/4/2016 4:15 PM
4:15 PM - Main Gym, Williamson Sports Center
 
Faculty Meeting 9/9/2016 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - PALMTN Gannett Auditorium: Faculty Meeting
 

Skidmore Events

American String Quartet
When: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College Arthur Zankel Music Center, Ladd Hall 15 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/retirees/alumni/faculty/staff, free for children and students
The American String Quartet, Peter Winograd (violin), Laurie Carney (violin), Daniel Avshalomov (viola), and Wolfram Koessel (cello) have performed around the world both as individuals and as one of the world’s most renowned and celebrated ensembles, earning praise from American and European critics alike.
Dr. Ellie Hisama, Tsou Lecture
When: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College Arthur Zankel Music Center, Ladd Hall 15 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Ellie M. Hisama is a professor of music and an affiliated faculty member in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University. Her research focuses on 20th-century and 21st-century classical and popular music, feminist music analysis, race, and ethnicity. Free & open to the public
Filene Scholarship Celebration
When: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College Arthur Zankel Music Center, Ladd Hall 15 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Featured artists are the winners of the 2016 Filene Music Scholarships, established in 1982 by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation to help gifted young musicians develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Music Department faculty featured in performance will include Sylvia Stoner, Jan Vinci, Pola Baytelman, Michael Emery, and Jameson Platte. Previous Filene Scholars and the Skidmore Vocal Chamber Ensemble will also perform. Free & open to the public

Beatlemore Skidmania
When: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Where: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
Cost: $10 adults, $7 seniors & Skidmore community, $5 for students and children
Skidmore's annual celebration of the Beatles music turns 16 this year with a tribute to 1966, the year of the Beatles' final world tour.

Beatlemore Skidmania
When: Sat, Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Where: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
Cost: $10 adults, $7 seniors & Skidmore community, $5 for students and children
Skidmore's annual celebration of the Beatles music turns 16 this year with a tribute to 1966, the year of the Beatles' final world tour.