July 15, 12pm
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to its annual Frances Day, a community open house beginning at noon on Saturday, July 15, full of art, art-making, food, music, and more in honor of the museum's namesake.
Visitors can get an up-close view of what goes on behind the scenes in the Museum's Collections areas, and get a guided look at the exhibitions on view: Honey Baby, part of Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle, which blurs the lines between artist, dancer, choreographer, and audience; If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, featuring examples from the collection of Claude Simard, co-founder of the Jack Shainman Gallery in Manhattan; Liz Collins — Energy Field, a community lounge installation featuring video art by SKOTE (Alex P White & Jill Pangallo); Elevator Music 33: Up = Out — A Sun Ra Mixtape, in which visitors can experience the music of Sun Ra; and The Young Years, which includes works of art recently acquired by the museum that reflect various aspects of the Skidmore Jazz Institute and its founder Don McCormack.
Noon: Kickoff Tour with Tang's Dayton Director Ian Berry
Noon to 4:00 PM: Drop-in activities include button-making, photo booth, Build A Better World art project, screenprinting, a T-shirt giveaway, and more
1:00 PM: The Machine That Wouldn't Die performs
2:00 PM: Collections Tour with Tang's Head Registrar and Collections Manager Elizabeth Karp and Assistant Registrar for Collections Jessica Lubniewski
3:00 PM: Conservator Demonstration with Sarah C. Stevens with a focus on the Fante Asafo Flags on view in the exhibition If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard
4:00 PM: Trevor, a live performance by Stephen Petronio Company dancer Nicholas Sciscione in the exhibition Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle
All events are free and open to the public.
Stick around for our Summer Celebration from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, a public reception celebrating our current exhibitions.