Dive into your creative side this summer at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga! The museum will reopen to the public on July 10, 2021, with new exhibitions. Their famous Family Saturdays will return, and a weekly music show will take place on the lawn outside the museum.
Experience Art on New Surfaces
Visitors to the Tang Teaching Museum will have an installation and two new exhibitions to explore this summer.
Inside, a wall-to-floor installation of custom-designed tiles by Nicole Cherubini has transformed the mezzanine into a community space. But wait – there’s more.
Sarah Cain, a Los Angeles-based artist, explores beyond traditional painting ideas. The ripped canvases and painted couches in her exhibition Enter the Center feature vivid colors and shapes, and found objects. Enter the Center will be on view from July 10, 2021 – January 2, 2022 in the Tang’s Wachenheim Gallery.
Ellsworth Kelly, one of the twentieth century’s most influential artists, made hundreds of playful postcard works and 150 of them will be on display in the Postcards exhibition. See the pieces for yourself from July 10 – November 28, 2021 in the Tang’s Malloy Wing.
Admission to the museum is free, and summer hours (July 10 – August 29) are Thursday through Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Across All Generations: The Return of Family Saturdays
The popular, multigenerational Family Saturdays are back this summer, starting on July 17!
Children, their parents, grandparents, and guardians can join in on the fun every Saturday through August 14. Each 90-minute session includes art exercises and the opportunity to share your creations with others. Past sessions have included storyboard-making, multimedia paintings, music creation, and fabric crafts.
What will you create this summer? Check out the first session on July 17, at 1pm or 3pm.
Upbeat on the Roof is Back!
Music will once again fill the air outside the museum as Upbeat on the Roof returns on Thursday evenings from July 29 – August 19. From blues and banjos to pop and gospel, the concerts on the lawn will please any music taste. Grab a blanket and chairs to come see the four regional musicians and bands, starting at 6pm on the following dates.
July 29: Laveda, an Albany-based duo, blends dream pop and rock, and released their acclaimed debut album last year.
August 5: Thomasina Winslow, an educator and world traveler, brings her guitar and her powerful voice to send you off into the world of blues.
August 12: Sun is Poison mixes mechanical drum beats with banjos and guitars for a lo-fi solo performance.
August 19: Heavenly Echoes performs Southern-style gospel music with both traditional hymns and original songs.
The maximum capacity for the concerts will be 100 people, so get there early! Feel free to also bring any food and drink, starting as early as 5pm.
Can’t Make It In-Person? Try The Tang at Home Studio!
The museum is continuing their online art-making program, Tang at Home Studio, from July 18 through August 15.
Join via Zoom for art classes, discussions, and sharing. These run from 11am until Noon. More information regarding sign-ups to come.
Find Out More
All events have free admission and are open to the public. For more information, contact the Visitors Desk at 518-580-8080.