Tang at Home Studio: What’s in a Picture?

A stylized depiction of a dark skinned woman sitting at a table, wearing a light pink shirt and a darker pink head scarf, surrounded by patterned pots, vases, and other various household items as she stares intensely towards the lower left corner of the frame.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mama, Mummy and Mamma (Predecessors #2), 2014, acrylic, color pencils, charcoal, and transfers on paper, 84 x 108 inches, courtesy the New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

Join us for Tang at Home Studio: What’s in a Picture? on Sunday, August 1, at 11:00AM, to talk about art, make art, and share — all conducted via Zoom.

In this session, we will look at and discuss the artwork by Nigerian born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, whose works explore her multicultural background. After taking a close look at her large body of works and her use of a wide range of media such as collage, digital images and paint, we will create our own multilayered artwork that expresses our identity.

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 includes a guided exploration of an artwork, information about the artist, and a hands-on art project.

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

Once you register, you will receive project instructions, a list of materials, and a link to Sunday’s Zoom meeting. Register early, as space is limited. Registration will close once the workshop reaches capacity. 

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

Pattern by Abby Fuess ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.