The Dust Bowl Faeries will make their Tang Teaching Museum debut on July 8. Photograph by Noah Fowler
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announced a series of weekly tours this summer beginning July 8 that are free and open to the public. They also announced the 2016 UpBeat on the Roof concert series, featuring an eclectic program of regional musicians live on the Tang rooftop every Friday at 7 pm in July and August.
The Museum's public tours aim to guide visitors through an experience of looking at art, with in-depth information about the artists and the artwork on view. New this year is a tour that goes behind the scenes to offer a closer look inside the Museum's Collection Storage area and the Print Study Room. This special tour be July 26 and will be led by Head Registrar and Collections Manager Elizabeth Karp and Assistant Registrar for Collections Jessica Lubniewski.
The summer's other tours will be led by Tang curators. This includes student curators who hold prestigious year-long internships at the museum. Evian Pan, Class of 2017, holds the 2015-16 Carole Marchand ’57 Internship, and will lead a tour on July 8. Emily Manges, Class of 2016, holds the 2015-16 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Internship and will lead a tour on August 19.
Summer 2016 Tour Schedule:
Friday, July 8, 5:30 pm - Tour of exhibition curated by Evian Pan '17, the 2015-16 Carole Marchand ’57 Intern
Tuesday, July 12, Noon - Curator's tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry
Friday, July 22, 5:30 pm - Curator's tour with Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman
Tuesday, July 26, Noon - Collections tour with Head Registrar and Collections Manager Elizabeth Karp and Assistant Registrar for Collections Jessica Lubniewski
Tuesday, August 2, Noon - Curator's tour with Curatorial Assistant Sarah G. Miller
Tuesday, August 9, Noon - Curator's tour with Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman
Friday, August 19, 5:30 pm - Tour of exhibition curated by Emily Manges '16, the 2015-16 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Intern
Tuesday, August 23, Noon - Curator's tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry
The 2016 UpBeat on the Roof concert series will kick off July 1st and continue every Friday through August at 7PM. Bands include past favorites and new musicians offering a variety of different styles and genres.
The museum is located on the Skidmore College campus at 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs and the roof can be accessed via the museum elevator or outdoor staircases. Due to the popularity of the concert series, visitors are advised to arrive early. Free parking is available in parking lots adjacent to the museum. In case of rain, concerts will be held inside the museum.
2016 UpBeat on a Roof Concert Series:
July 1 – Olivia Quillio
July 8 – Dust Bowl Faeries
July 15 – Decoda: Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
July 22 – Terry Gordon Quintet
July 29 – Swamp Baby
August 5 – Red Haired Strangers
August 12 – Hot Club of Saratoga
August 19 – Heavenly Echoes
August 26 – Random 33
About the Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery 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.
More information at tang.skidmore.edu.