tour-Voragine_Opening-and-Performance-149Saratoga Springs, NY (June 6, 2024) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces a series of free public tours throughout this summer.

Tang Guide tours will be every Sunday from July 14 through August 18 at 2 pm. These tours of current exhibitions are given by Tang Guides, members of the Museum’s team of trained docents that includes Skidmore students.

Other tours are given by Tang curators involved in organizing exhibitions, which can include working with artists and independent curators. This summer, these tours will be led by Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator.

The Museum, on the campus of Skidmore College, is open to the public Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 pm, with extended hours until 9 pm Thursday. The campus entrance is at 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York. Visitors can find ample parking in a lot adjacent to the Museum.

Parking and admission to the Museum are free. For more information, contact the Tang Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit

Tour Schedule

  • Thursday, June 13, noon: Tour of Vorágine: Yente and Cecilia Biagini with Rachel Seligman
  • Sunday, July 14, 2 pm: Tang Guide Tour
  • Thursday, July 18, noon: Curator’s Tour of Elevator Music 49: John Cage—Water Walk with Rachel Seligman
  • Sunday, July 21, 2 pm: Tang Guide Tour
  • Sunday, July 28, 2 pm: Tang Guide Tour
  • Sunday, August 4, 2 pm: Tang Guide Tour
  • Sunday, August 11, 2 pm: Tang Guide Tour
  • Thursday, August 15, noon: Curator’s Tour of Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld with Rachel Seligman
  • Sunday, August 18, 2 pm: Tang Guide Tour


  • Elevator Music 49: John Cage—Water Walk through September 8. Experience a recording of avant-garde musician John Cage’s 1959 composition and view the score. The 2016 performance is by percussionist and scholar Katelyn Rose King.
  • Hyde Cabinet #25: Kashi Kari—Celebrating Tradition and Craftsmanship from Pakistan through September 8. In this Skidmore College student project, a Pakistani Kashi Kari (kaa-shee-kaa-ree) tile helps to shed light on this hand-crafted art form, which risks being lost due to a lack of patronage, as mass-produced tiles become increasingly available. Organized by Sana Arif ’26.
  • Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld Opens July 13 (public reception at 5 pm); on view through January 5, 2025. This monumental exhibition fills the Tang’s two largest galleries with a voyage of discovery into the depths of our threatened natural world through large-scale painted and sculptural works. This exhibition is the first two-person show of these artists, who share an ongoing and urgent concern for our global environmental and ecological well-being.
  • Vorágine: Yente and Cecilia Biagini through September 22. Independent curator Ayelen Pagnanelli organizes the largest North American exhibition of work by mid-twentieth-century artistic pioneer Yente (1905–1990) of Argentina, paired with contemporary work by Cecilia Biagini, who is also from Argentina and lives and works in New York City.
  • Yvette Molina: A Promise to the Leaves through September 7, 2025. The first summer of artist Yvette Molina’s two-year project features a site-specific and evolving installation centered around the four elements—earth, air, water, fire—and a fifth constituent, the cosmos. As part of the installation, Molina has also invited other artists to contribute work. Through mid-July, guest artists include Anne Lewis, Joy Muller-McCoola, Mónica Palma, and Ruby Sky Stiler.


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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 Tang’s approach has become a model for college and university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs that bring together visual and performing arts with interdisciplinary ideas from history, economics, biology, dance, and physics, to name just a few. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, and a robust publication and touring exhibition program that extends the museum’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s award-winning building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of art and ideas. The Tang is proud to be a Blue Star Museum member, supporting active military and their families with free admission from May 18 through September 2. The Museum is open to the public Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 pm, with extended hours until 9 pm Thursday.

About Skidmore College          

Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is a highly selective private, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2,700 students. Skidmore is consistently named one of the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report and has recently been recognized as one of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges” by Forbes, a “Top College Value” by Kiplinger, and one of “The Best 389 Colleges” by The Princeton Review. Travel and Leisure has also called Saratoga Springs, home to Skidmore’s campus, one of “America’s Best College Towns.”

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Michael Janairo

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Image caption: Visitors examine Objecto, a 1946 sculpture by Argentine artist Yente in the exhibition Vorágine: Yente and Cecilia Biagini, on view through Sept. 22 at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Tang Teaching Museum photograph by Shawn LaChapelle.