Want to spend an afternoon exploring the arts or brighten up a “dark” Tuesday when the track is closed? Look no further than The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. The Tang has announced a new exhibition, Serious Sparkle, set to open on Saturday, August 10.
The exhibit, curated by the Tang’s Curatorial Assistant, Molly Channon, highlights the use of glitter in art to represent, evoke, and examine femininity and queer identity. The works included in Serious Sparkle explore the performative and celebratory nature of glitter, its ability to evoke luxurious jewels while being cheap, and what it can say about issues of identity, gender, race, and class.
Most of the works in the exhibition will be curated from the museum’s collection and include pieces by Carrie Moyer, Ebony G. Patterson, Chitra Ganesh, and Alisa Sikelianos-Carter. Pieces of Wangechi Mutu’s Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumors series (pictured above) will also be on display.
While at the Tang, don’t forget to explore their other exhibitions. Currently on display are Beauty & Bite, Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison, Elevator Music 39: Bug, and Tel.
The Tang is open Tuesday through Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm, and until 9 pm on Thursdays. The exhibit will remain on display through January 5.
The exhibition is made possible by Friends of the Tang and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at the Tang Teaching Museum.