SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (December 20, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery will be open during Skidmore College’s year-end break — Dec. 22 through Jan. 6 — from Noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday, and extended hours on Thursday until 9 p.m., closed on the following days:
- Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
- Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas
- Monday Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve
- Tuesday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day
The holiday period marks the last chance visitors have to see many of the museum’s current exhibitions. The following will be open only through Sunday, Jan. 6,:
- 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980: This exploration of the sculptural work and dimensional paintings of a group of artists collectively known as the Chicago Imagists has been called “perversely profound and carries with it an art-historical gravitas” by The Wall Street Journal.
- Elevator Music 37: David Mancuso—The Loft: Elevator Music 37 invites visitors to experience the soundscape of the Loft, the legendary New York City dance party hosted by David Mancuso (1944–2016) that set the stage for the underground dance parties and gay nightlife of the 1970s and 1980s.
- Hyde Gallery #1: Eye Candy: This student-curated exhibition presents a triple entendre that examines the candy-like nature of oral contraception, the way women are perceived through the male gaze, and plays off of the April 1969 issue of Eye magazine.
- Opener 31: Tim Davis—When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas): Through photography, video, music, installations, and grave rubbings, Tim Davis explores the intersections of humor and longing, the ridiculous and the sublime, the abject and the beautiful.
- When and Where I Enter: Organized by Skidmore Professor Beck Krefting and students from her spring 2018 “Critical Whiteness” course, this show presents works of art from the Tang Teaching Museum collection that explore the social construction of race.
The exhibition Tel_, artist Kamau Amu Patton reimagining of the Tang’s mezzanine as a community space for conversation and contemplation, continues through September 2019.
Upcoming exhibitions include:
- The Shelf, Jan. 26–April 14, 2019: A diverse group of objects from the Tang collection, displayed in conjunction with the March theater performance Off the Shelf.
- Like Sugar, Feb. 9–June 9, 2019: Like Sugar investigates both the joyful and problematic aspects of sugar and sweetness, exploring the history of sugar production and consumption through historical materials, material culture, and works by contemporary artists.
- The Second Buddha: Master of Time, Feb. 9–May 19, 2019: The Second Buddha explores visual representations of Buddhist master Padmasambhava through sculpture, Tibetan scroll paintings (thangkas), textiles, and manuscripts from the 13th through 19th centuries.
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 museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 5 pm, with extended hours until 9 pm Thursday. More information at http://tang.skidmore.edu.