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The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum announced the opening concert for the 2016 UpBeat on the Roof concert series on July 1st, and you should definitely make plans to attend!

Olivia Quillio, courtesy of the artist
To coincide with our presidential election year, the Tang Teaching Museum will feature a new exhibition, titled "A More Perfect Union," and set up a political convention room in the gallery. Highlighted by a nationwide flag exchange project, the exhibition will be displayed from July 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017.

Photo courtesy of Mel Ziegler
Recently, six colleges and university art museums have come together to jointly acquire digital, interactive, and new media works. Saratoga Springs' Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is one of the "New Media Arts Consortium" members, as the partnership has been named. Acquisitions obtained by the consortium will be utilized in both exhibition and classroom settings to enrich interdisciplinary teachings across fields ranging from economics to art history and beyond.

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Video still from "Tango For Page Turning" 2012-2013 single channel HD video by William Kentridge.
deJonghe Original Jewelry has partnered with SPAC, and created a special edition pendant to honor the performing arts venue's 50th Anniversary. This piece will also be available at deJonghe Original Jewelry as part of its "Saratoga Collection."

Image provided by SPAC

Editor's Note 6/2/16: This article has been corrected to reflect the generous support of Charles and Candace Wait and The Adirondack Trust Company.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the commission of an original piece by talented composer Michael Torke. This is a notable honor, as SPAC is one of only fifty grant recipients nationwide.


Photo by Bryan Hainer, courtesy of SPAC
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded Skidmore College a substantial grant to support new courses that will explore diversity through artworks at the Tang Teaching Museum. This initiative will strengthen the college's existing focus on identity and race, while solidifying its commitment to diversity, integrative learning, and community engagement.

Photo Credit: Tim Hursley
In our modern age, schools and education no longer involve just a classroom with a blackboard. To further their goal to develop new teaching and learning practices, Skidmore College recently announced their role as leader of a four-college collaborative project that will use an international traveling photography exhibit to create new museum-based classes and courses.

Editor's Note 6/16/16: Due to a throat infection, Chaka Khan has had to cancel her 2016 Jazz Festival performance. She will be replaced by The Isley Brothers, but plans to headline the 2017 Jazz Festival.

The Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival returns to SPAC on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26, and will feature an iconic headliner making her return to SPAC for the first time in two decades.

Photo by Tim Fielding, provided by SPAC
For young dancers, few things are more exciting than the idea of dancing alongside the superstars of a prestigious ballet company. This summer, several dozen local children will have the opportunity to make that dream a reality by joining New York City Ballet's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Saratoga Performing Arts Center!

Photo by Lawrence White, provided by SPAC
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, one of the region's premier institutions of its kind, recently released two headlines that caught our attention!

Carrie Mae Weems, Title Unknown (from kitchen table series), 1990. Gift of Jack Shear. 2015.1.133. Image courtesy of the Tang Teaching Museum, photographed by Arthur Evans.

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