3-D Doings SymposiumArtists Sarah Canright, Art Green, Lorri Gunn, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, and Suellen Rocca explore history, legacy of Chicago Imagists

Saratoga Springs, NY — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is proud to announce a two-day 3-D Doings Symposium on October 25-26 in conjunction with the acclaimed exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–19803-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980, which opened September 8 and runs through January 6, 2019, is the first in-depth exploration of the little-known sculptural work and dimensional painting made by the Chicago Imagists during the early years of their practice.

The symposium will feature an October 25 dialogue with Art Green, and, on October 26, a gallery talk with the artists Sarah Canright, Art Green, Lorri Gunn, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, and Suellen Rocca, a reception, and a panel discussion with the artists, moderated by Dayton Director Ian Berry.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skidmore.edu.

3-D Doings Symposium Schedule of Events

October 25-26

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

A two-day event that brings many of the exhibiting artists together in conversation with one another and audiences to record oral histories about their work and Chicago in the 1960s and ’70s. Transcripts will form part of the forthcoming exhibition catalogue.

Thursday, October 25

  • 6:00 to 7:30 PM: Dunkerley Dialogue with artist Art Green and Skidmore College Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Flip Phillips

Friday, October 26

  • 3:00 to 4:00 PM: Gallery talk with Sarah Canright, Art Green, Lorri Gunn, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, and Suellen Rocca, as artist walk through the exhibition and talk about the works on view
  • 4:00 to 5:00 PM: Reception
  • 5:00 to 6:00 PM: Panel discussion with the artists moderated by exhibition co-curator Ian Berry


Dunkerley Dialogues are made possible by a generous gift from Michele Dunkerley ’80.

The 3-D Doings Symposium, October 25-26, is funded by the generous support of The Alfred Z. Solomon Residency, which brings notable scholars, artists, and critics to Skidmore to address a wide range of issues in the visual arts.

The 3-D Doings exhibition and subsequent catalogue are funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art, as part of Art Design Chicago.

Art Design Chicago is a wide-ranging initiative to explore the breadth of Chicago’s role as a catalyst and incubator for innovations in art and design. Spearheaded and funded by the Terra Foundation, with significant support from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Art Design Chicago was developed in partnership with more than 40 cultural organizations to celebrate Chicago’s artists, designers, and creative producers. Art Design Chicago will feature more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs, presented throughout 2018, as well as the creation of several scholarly publications and a four-part documentary.

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Installation view, 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, September 8, 2018, through January 6, 2019. Tang Teaching Museum photograph by Arthur Evans.


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About the Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the institution’s approach has become a model for university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs and series that bring together the visual and performing arts with fields of study as disparate as history, astronomy, and physics. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, the Mellon Seminar, and robust publication and touring exhibition initiatives that extend the institution’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of ideas and exchange the institution catalyzes. The Tang is open Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 5 pm, with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursday. More information at http://tang.skidmore.edu.


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