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A glassblower on the GlassBargeCorning, NY, March 15, 2018—The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the schedule for GlassBarge, which will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour, launching on May 17 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will then travel north on the Hudson, then westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. It will stop at ports in Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land, concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on September 22.

Guillermo GalindoGuillermo Galindo makes instruments out of discarded objects found along the Mexico-U.S. border

Saratoga Springs, NY (March 13, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is pleased to announce a special performance of Sonic Borders II on Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. by experimental composer, multimedia artist, and performance artist Guillermo Galindo.

Nicole EisenmanAcclaimed artist to speak about life and work for new endowed event

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 22, 2018) — American artist Nicole Eisenman will give the inaugural Winter/Miller Lecture at a new date and time, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College; the event is free and open to the public. The event has been rescheduled due to the February 7 snowstorm.

Eisenman is known for her critically acclaimed figurative paintings of imagined and allegorical subjects that explore the human condition and speak to queer culture.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Four racehorses, three jockeys and three trainers account for the 10 finalists selected to the National Museum of Racing’s 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: racehorses Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace and Heavenly Prize; jockeys Robby Albarado, Corey Nakataki and Craig Perret; and trainers Mark Casse, John Shirreffs and David Whiteley.

NYSTIA logoRegistration for attendees and exhibitors now open for the April 2018 event

Schenectady, NY – The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), in partnership with I LOVE NEW YORK, invites attendees and exhibitors to the annual “I Love New York” Empire State Tourism Conference at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, April 23-25, 2018. 

Illinois_Parables_1Event launches spring 2018 Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video series

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 15, 2018) — Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College’s film series, returns Thursday, February 22, with a special presentation with artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman screening five of her earlier short films and her 2016 feature The Illinois Parables.

Millie Wilson, Lace Curtain WindowExhibition features contemporary artists whose work reveals the legacy of Marcel Duchamp

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 13, 2018) — A new exhibition focusing on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp in contemporary art will debut at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp, on view from February 17 through May 20, 2018, revisits the 2003 Tang Teaching Museum exhibition Living with Duchamp and features more than 50 artists whose conceptual and irreverent works engage with Duchamp’s oeuvre. …

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be offering several days of free admission and various promotions throughout 2018.

“One of the biggest goals of the Museum is to share all of the positive aspects of the sport of thoroughbred racing and showcase the achievements of its greatest participants with as many people as possible,” said Cathy Marino, director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. “We believe having these special free admission days and promotions will encourage both new and longtime fans to experience the Museum and learn about this great sport.”…

Guillermo GalindoThe Exhibition will feature instruments made from discarded objects found along the 2000-mile national divide

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 22, 2018) — The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College will present works by experimental composer and multi-media artist Guillermo Galindo in its exhibition Along the Border. Featured are several of Galindo’s “cybertotemic sonic objects” crafted from discarded items found at multiple sites along the 2000-mile national border between Mexico and the United States. These works made from discarded cans, animal bones, shoes, bicycle wheels, leather, children’s toys, and more, reveal the human impact of the evolving economic, social, and political relationships between the two nations over the past several years.

Tang Teaching MuseumSaratoga Springs, NY (January 22, 2018) — On Monday, January 29, at 6 pm, Tang Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier will lead a group of innovative thinkers on present-day feminism and the implications of technology in a discussion titled “#feminism?: Activism & Agitation in the Digital Age.” In recent years, many have argued that digital media has paved the way for “Fourth Wave Feminism” by offering key platforms for people to come together and organize hashtag campaigns and grassroots movements.