June 15, 2019, 1pm
Join us for our sixth annual Frances Day, a community open house on Saturday, June 15. Visitors can experience multiple contemporary art exhibitions, art-making activities, tours, food, music, and more in honor of the museum’s namesake, Frances Young Tang, Skidmore College Class of 1961.
This year, the featured artist will be Elizabeth Streb and her dance company, Streb Extreme Action, in conjunction with the exhibition Streb Action.
1:00 to 4:00 PM: Drop-in activities include a participatory sonic installation with artist Kamau Amu Patton in his exhibition Tel_; print-making with Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program faculty members Sophie Isaak and Patrick Casey; button-making; a make-your-own obstacle course; sidewalk chalk drawing (outside); and a special #FrancesDay Selfie Station for selfies and other Instagram-able photos
1:30 PM: Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour with Senior Museum Registrar Elizabeth Karp and Collections Registrar Jessica Lubniewski
2:00 PM: Gallery talk and demonstration by Elizabeth Streb and Streb Extreme Action dance company members
2:30 PM: Streb Workshop #1 for 25 participants age 5 and older (sign-up begins at 1 p.m. in the museum)
3:00 PM: Streb Workshop #2 for 25 participants age 5 and older (sign-up begins at 1 p.m. in the museum)
3:00 PM: Tour of New Ms. Thang with Dayna Joseph ‘19
3:00 to 5:00 PM: Cookie decorating workshop (outside)
3:30 PM: Streb Workshop #3 for 25 participants age 5 and older (sign-up begins at 1 p.m. in the museum)
4:00 PM: Raffle winner announced
4:01 PM: Hot Club of Saratoga performs on the lawn
All events are free and open to the public.
Streb is dedicated to bringing the audience and community into the artistic process by breaking down barriers to participation and access with new approaches to creation, education and presentation. Built on the organizing principle, Extreme Action — as developed by choreographer and action architect Elizabeth Streb — the company’s mission is to create opportunities for artistic discovery and connection for a constituency whose diversity represents the breadth and complexity of society at large.
The members of Elizabeth Streb’s company, Streb Extreme Action, combine virtuosity and technical skill with openhearted popular appeal. Founded in New York City in 1985 by choreographer Elizabeth Streb, the company has traveled, artistically as well as geographically, from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting-edge of popular entertainment.