Installation view, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude SimardSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a series of free public tours this summer at noon on Thursdays from July 6 to August 24.

The tours provide visitors unique perspectives on the Tang Teaching Museum. Curator-led tours delve into specific exhibitions. A collections tour offers a unique opportunity into the spaces where much of the Tang's 9,000 works of art and cultural objects are stored when not part of an exhibition. And behind-the-scenes tours give insights on the kinds of work that goes on that makes the Tang a teaching museum.

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

Tour schedule

All tours begin at noon in the museum's atrium.

  • July 6: Curator's tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry of current exhibitions
  • July 13: A Behind the Scenes tour with Tang Guide Qilin Zhao '18
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  • July 20: Curator's Tour with Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman of current exhibitions
  • July 27: Curator's tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry of current exhibitions
  • August 3: A Behind the Scenes tour with Tang Guide Nell Mittelstead '18
  • August 10: Curator's Tour with Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman of current exhibitions
  • August 17: Collections Tour with Head Registrar and Collections Manager Elizabeth Karp and Assistant Registrar for Collections Jessica Lubniewski of the Tang Teaching Museum's Collections Storage Area and Print Study Room
  • August 24: Curator's tour with Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara of Other Side: Art, Object, Self

Note: Special public tours will also be offered during Frances Day, the museum's annual community open house, which runs from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, July 15. More information is on the museum's website at http://tang.skidmore.edu

 

Exhibitions

Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle (Through July 16)

The final part in the three-part exhibition features Honey Baby, in which spectators recline to view a film inspired by motion in utero, capturing a folding and tumbling male body suspended in a honey-filled environment.

Elevator Music 33: Up = Out: A Sun Ra Mixtape

This “mixtape” is a celebration of the music of Sun Ra, featuring the tracks Planet Earth, Pleiades, Spaceship Lullaby, Nebulae, I Am an Instrument, Sun Song, and Spontaneous Simplicity.

The Young Years

The Young Years celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Skidmore Jazz Institute. In this exhibition, works of art recently acquired by the museum reflect various aspects of the Jazz Institute and its founder Don McCormack.

Liz Collins—Energy Field, with Guest Artist SKOTE

Designed for congregation, conversation, and study, this art installation is specifically created as a community gathering space.

If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard

Featuring art and artifacts from across centuries and continents, this exhibition represents a global web of artistic production and helps shape an understanding of Simard, an influential figure in the international art community. 

Other Side: Art, Object, Self (Opens August 12)

Featuring artwork from the Tang collection, this exhibition examines the ways in which artists use materials—paint, glass, marble, fabric, found objects, and even their own bodies—to force a critical examination of national, cultural, and self-identity.

 

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.

Caption for image:

Installation view, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, April 22 through Sept. 24, 2017. Tang Teaching Museum photo by Jeremy Lawson. 

 

Media contact:
Michael Janairo
Assistant Director for Engagement
Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College
mjanairo@skidmore.edu
518-580-5542