Tang at Home Studio: Living Landforms

A dark, metallic sculpture of a birds-eye view of a farm with a silo and barn near the top of the sculpture and trees surrounding a field on the bottom.
Syd Carpenter, Ellis and Anna Mae Thomas [from Places of Our Own], 2009-2010, earthenware, acrylic, graphite, 26 x 20 x 8 inches, gift of the artist, 2017.30

Join us on Saturday, March 27, at 11:00 AM, for Tang at Home Studio: Living Landforms. This week, we explore Syd Carpenter’s sculpture Ellis and Anna Mae Thomas, on view in the exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond. Carpenter, who is also a gardener, explores the histories of African-American farmers and her own family’s history of farming in her sculptures as a way to honor their untold legacies. We will look at how Carpenter “breathes life” into her sculpture as a metaphor for the living earth, and then create our own 3-D topographical maps with recycled materials found around the house.

Hosted by Sunny Ra, The Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, and her team of Skidmore student interns, these sessions are geared toward children ages 5 to 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. This hour-long live session will focus on exploring and sharing our thoughts about the artwork, learning more about the artist and then making our own inspired work! 

Tang at Home Studios are free, however, registration is required and space is limited. Register for this event starting Monday, March 22. 

Once you register, you will receive confirmation, project instructions, and a Zoom link. Registration will close once the event reaches capacity. 

If you have any questions, please email Museum Educator Sunny Ra at sra@skidmore.edu

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