The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore has announced its fall 2015 exhibitions and events schedule. This season is sure to be a special one, as the Tang will celebrate its 15th Anniversary this October! Take a look at the line-up of events:
Affinity Atlas charts an exploratory path across disciplines built on idiosyncratic treasures from the Tang Teaching Museum collection and punctuated with recent works by a roster of contemporary artists. Artworks, images, and objects spanning centuries and continents collide, creating fresh connections between seemingly different works.
For Machine Project — The Platinum Collection, Mark Allen (Skidmore College Class of 1993) and a series of collaborators will create new work that responds to the campus and local community.
This curatorial collaboration between Skidmore faculty explores issues of privacy and surveillance. Mulligan’s fall 2015 class No Place to Hide: Privacy, Technology, Surveillance and Liberty in the 21st Century will study and write about the exhibition, and will produce a digital map of surveillance cameras in Saratoga Springs, which will be included in the exhibition.
Welcome Back Celebration: Thursday, September 10
Celebrate the start of fall and a new academic year with food, music, art centered activities, and student tours.
Gallery Talk and Dunkerley Dialogue with Mark Allen, Rachel Seligman and Beck Krefting: Thursday, September 24
Join the Tang for a discussion exploring ideas of art and social engagement in the exhibition Machine Project: The Platinum Collection. Gallery talk will feature Mark Allen, artist, Machine Project director, and a 1993 Skidmore graduate; and Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Tang. The Dunkerley Dialogue will follow the gallery talk and include Allen, Seligman, and Beck Krefting, assistant professor of American Studies at Skidmore College.
Star Party: Thursday, October 8
Relax on the Tang rooftop for an evening exploring the cosmos.
Celebrate 15 years of The Tang with an evening that will explore its history, the idea of a teaching museum and more! The discussion will lead into special performances and a reception.
ArtsFestFridays are free, entertainment-filled events in Saratoga Springs that occur on the first Friday of September through December 2015. The Tang event features a very special and delightfully unusual performance by The Suitcase Junket, a nationally touring, one-man band with circus performers, tap dancers, and more!
ReVerberancias: Thursday, October 22
Carmina Escobar is an experimental vocal performer whose piece ReVerberancias will use the resonance of the space, the performers/ audience voices, different array of microphones to explore the physical experience of resonance and reverberation of sound through the body.
Carmina Escobar will experiment with “sonic massage” in this one-of-a-kind performance.
A concert of sensory pairings with water and sound!
deepdeepbodygl!tter is a collaboratively created performance for the Tang Teaching Museum by choreographer and performance artist Hana Van Der Kolk featuring a diverse cast of female-identified student performers.