Tang Teaching Museum Family SaturdaysPopular multigenerational art-making events to be in person each month starting September 24

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (September 15, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the return of its popular, fun, educational Family Saturdays, programs that foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art-making activity.

Family Saturdays will take place once a month starting September 24 at 2 pm with a program called Family Saturday: Embroidered Notes, based on the current exhibition Lotus Shoes: Stories between Stitches. Led by Njeri Jennings, the Tang’s new Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, participants will explore the exhibition, talk about it, and then decorate their own felt envelopes.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will run from 2 to 3:30 pm. It is suitable for children age 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. No registration required; supplies provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In accordance with guidance from Saratoga County, the CDC, and Skidmore College, the program is mask optional, and participants are welcome to wear masks should they wish.

Future Family Saturdays will be on October 15, November 19, and December 3, with each program running from 2 to 3:30 pm.

For more information or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080 or email tang@skidmore.edu.

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 Museum is open to the public on Thursday from noon to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 pm. https://tang.skidmore.edu


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