Tang at Home Studio: Magical Abstraction

An album cover of black ink forming various music-related forms - drums, music notes, clapping hands, other instruments - on a yellow background. "SUN RA AND THE ARKESTRA" is written across the top, with "SUPER SONIC JAZZ / 21ST CENTURY EDITION / featuring JOHN GILMORE on TENOR SAX / JULIAN PRIESTER on TROMBONE" written in smaller type at the bottom.
Unrecorded artist, album cover for Super-Sonic Jazz by Sun Ra and His Arkestra, 1967, offset print on yellow paper, 14 x 14 inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, Gift of John Corbett & Terri Kapsalis, 2017.6.2

Join us for Tang at Home Studio: Magical Abstraction on Sunday, August 15, at 11:00AM, to talk about art, make art, and share — all conducted via Zoom.

In this session, we will explore Ouattara Watts’ Wait Until Tomorrow and jazz musician Sun Ra’s album covers. Both artists push the boundaries of art in their own mediums, creating imaginary, symbolic and magical experiences. Let’s explore their worlds together and improvise our own artworks that uses symbols, rhythm, lines, shapes, color and sound as starting points of inspiration.

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 Monica Andrews '19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
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.