The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has an exciting fall 2017 season planned. From free public tours of the latest and greatest exhibitions at the museum to the dynamic Accelerator Series of public dialogues, here are some of the highlights you won’t want to miss!
Interior view of Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Moreau, New York, in the fall of 2015, on exhibit in States of Incarceration, through October 11. Photograph by Dorothea Trufelman ’16.
Fall 2017 Public Tours
Throughout their fall season, members of the public are invited to a series of museum tours that will introduce the current exhibitions. These events are free and designed to offer an in-depth look at the various artworks on display.
- Tuesday, October 3 – Curator’s Tour with Laila Morgan ’18
- Tuesday, October 24 – Curator’s Tour with Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator Rachel Seligman
- Tuesday, November 14 – Tang Collection Tour with Senior Museum Registrar Elizabeth Karp and Collections Registrar Jessica Lubniewski
- Tuesday, November 28 – Curator’s Tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry
In addition, these are the Tang Teaching Museum’s fall 2017 exhibitions that will be on display during certain dates this season:
States of Incarceration – Through October 11: This traveling exhibition focuses on the Mount McGregor prison, and it was organized by a coalition of 500 university students and formerly incarcerated individuals from 20 cities.
Other Side: Art, Object, Self – Through December 30: This unique exhibition features contemporary artworks that offer many “other sides” between concepts like life & death and seen & unseen.
Elevator Music 34: Tony Oursler – Talking Light – Through December 30: You have to experience this exhibition! It consists of a single incandescent lightbulb hanging inside the Tang Museum’s elevator; its flickering correlates to the sounds of the artist’s voice from the hidden speaker.
Birthing Bodies – Through December 30: This exhibition explores childbirth through a feminist lens, examining ideas of autonomy, power, and more.
Opener 30: Njideka Akunyili Crosby – Predecessors – October 14 through December 30: Check out Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s large-scale paintings, which celebrate her family and Nigerian background.
Tel_ – October 21 through September 1, 2019: This exhibition questions how the nature of memory has changed in relation to the encroachment of cyberspace and transmission technologies.
The Accelerator Series
The museum’s Accelerator Series is best described as a dynamic conversation series that focuses on big ideas and urgent issues. The goal is to discover new entry points into discussions through an open and inclusive public forum.
This fall, there will be two events in this series, both organized and moderated by Tang Teaching Museum Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier.
- Friday, October 6 – Elizabeth Hinton, Duron Jackson, and Johnny Perez on Mass Incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex
- Friday, November 10 – Farai Chideya, Michael Joo, and Amir Baradaran on Technology, Visual Culture, and the Politics of Representation
These events are free to attend and supported by Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at the Tang Teaching Museum, a project of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.