The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, known for its innovative interdisciplinary exhibitions and arts programs, has announced a series of special events to mark The Tang’s 15th Anniversary on Saturday, October 17th. Get the details:
From noon to 1:30 PM on Saturday, children ages five and older, with an adult, are invited to a drop-in art-making activity called: Collages That Look Back At You! This project is inspired by Ken Tisa’s hanging artwork, Looking at the Sun in the exhibition Affinity Atlas, made from sequins, beads, fabric and thread. During this activity, you can create collages on black backgrounds using sequins, rhinestones, beads, googly eyes and more!
At 1:00 PM, you can take a tour of the museum on a Tang Guide Tour with a Skidmore student. The Tang Guides program is a volunteer opportunity that allows students fro across campus to be involved in the Tang Teaching Museum, to learn about museum education and to develop the skills needed to lead public tours.
At 5:30 PM, a dialogue about the Tang will feature Dayton Director Ian Berry and former Director John Weber, who is now the founding director of the Institute of Arts and Sciences at University of California Santa Cruz. Their talk will be moderated by Barbara Kahn Moller ’78, the author of a new book about the Tang’s history called Everything is Connected, which will be released on Saturday.
At 6:30 PM, a public reception will begin and will include two artists affiliated with the exhibition Machine Project — The Platinum Collection. Joshua Beckman, a poet and editor who lives in Seattle and New York City, will read work. Kamau Amu Patton, also from New York City, will present a sound performance for voice and electronics that explores themes of language, machine communication and sonic augmentation.
Also on view throughout the weekend are four exhibitions: Affinity Atlas, Machine Project — The Platinum Collection, Liz Collins — Energy Field and Dismantling the House.
We hope to see you there!