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Competing against household names like the Smithsonian museums and Ivy League galleries from notables like Princeton and Yale, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College was among very good company in the recent American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition.

And they won.


(Photo: A teaching museum is... won a first prize award in the 2016 American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition, Tang Teaching Museum photo)

Although he was scheduled to perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with The Philadelphia Orchestra next Wednesday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, André Watts was regrettably forced to withdraw due to health concerns.

Lukáš Vondráček, photo provided by SPAC
Death Wish Coffee is renowned for its entertaining Viking commercial, strong coffee, and being a local company. Next month, the recognizable brand will be a major sponsor for the Markets at Round Lake, an indie craft, food, and drink marketplace on August 13 &14!

Photo Credit: ©2015 Saratoga Photographer.com via Saratoga Business Journal
If you've been to the Tang Teaching Museum in the past year, then you've likely noticed the ongoing installation named "Energy Field," which has transformed the mezzanine into a colorful lounge and community space. On July 2, a new piece titled "Perpetual Motion" was added to the installation, which was created by artist E.V. Day in response to the recent tragedy in Orlando.

Photo Courtesy of the Tang Teaching Museum: Installation view, Liz Collins -- Energy Field, Tang Teaching Museum, photograph by Arthur Evans.
The Dust Bowl Faeries are performing at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College this Friday as part of the summer concert series, UpBeat on the Roof.

Dust Bowl Faeries, courtesy of the artists  
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

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