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exterior of the tang museum in the winter at night
woman standing in front of a large piece of art that looks like five metal pipes
main entrance of the tang museum at night
Two women in a museum gallery view panels of framed artworkInstallation view, Beauty and Bite, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, July 20 through January 19, 2020. Photograph by Jeremy Lawson
A female acrobat flies off a giant wheel in the Tang MuseumSTREB EXTREME ACTION performs before a standing-room-only crowd at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College on June 14, 2019. Photograph by Dan Lubbers
Colorful painted couches and floors in an art gallery with colorful paintings on the wallsInstallation view, "Opener 33: Sarah Cain—Enter the Center, 2021," Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College,
museum lobby with large glass windows and doors, plus a modern looking stairway leading up to the second floor
Installation view, "Opener 34: Ruby Sky Stiler—New Patterns," Tang Teaching Museum, 2022
An artwork that is a giant chessboard with lawn jockeys as the playersInstallation view, Other Side: Art, Object, Self, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2017. Photograph by Jeremy Lawson.
Installation view, "Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science," Tang Teaching Museum, 2022
Frederick Melton, Melissa Hayden and Hugh Laing in "Bayou,” choreographed by George Balanchine, costumes by Dorothea Tanning, 1952 Gelatin silver print 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches Tang Teaching Museum Collection, gift of Robert Tracy, class of 1977, 1986.131

Overview

The mission of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is to awaken the community to the richness and diversity of the human experience through the medium of art.

As Skidmore's and Saratoga Springs' only art museum, the Tang invites curiosity and collaborative learning through active engagement with ideas, artworks, and exhibitions. Programming tailored to foster formative connections between contemporary art and students of all ages is central. Critical to this end are direct experiential opportunities for Skidmore students to participate in integral aspects of museum practice.

The Tang Museum collects works of art, which by their preservation and display, provide opportunity for further study. A vigorous publication program serves as a learning tool and will join regular traveling exhibitions as important means of outreach.

At the heart of the Tang Museum is an ambitious exhibition program of approximately twelve exhibitions each year. The Tang originates nearly all of its exhibitions and regularly involves faculty and students as curators and advisors for its signature interdisciplinary exhibitions. These large-scale projects combine diverse objects such as antique maps, scientific equipment, Rube Goldberg cartoons, Hudson River School landscapes, and Shaker furniture with new works of international contemporary art.

Tang exhibitions probe the boundaries of conventional curatorial practice, frequently crossing time-periods and disciplines, and encompassing all types of media and objects to explore intersections between the visual and performing arts, natural sciences, and humanities in new and inventive ways. The Tang also originates significant survey exhibitions of contemporary art, featuring major emerging and established artists. The Opener Series features artists who come to campus as part of their collaboration and often involve realizing new work.

The Museum will reopen to the public on July 10, 2021. Museum hours will be Thursday through Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed major holidays and Mondays. Admission is free; donation suggested.

Watch Videos

"Doubling" Part 2 features the music group So Percussion performing Bryce Dessner's "Music for Wood and Strings" (2013) on October 16, 2014, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs."I was a double" was co-curated by Ian Berry, the Tang's Dayton Director, and David Lang, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Yale professor.
The Tang Museum, which opened on October 27, 2000, was designed by renowned architect Antoine Predock.
Explore some of the highlights of our first two decades! The Tang Teaching Museum, designed by architect Antoine Predock, opened October 27, 2000. Thanks to all of you who have made our first 20 years so great!

Upcoming Events

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Opening Reception: Alumni Reunion Art Exhibition
5:30 PM at Tang Teaching Museum815 N. Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866
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Dance Around Town: A Photograph Celebration - Robert Tracy on Dance
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery815 North Broadway  Saratoga SpringsNY  12866

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