You Are a Collector

Tim Davis, The Collector (from the Cartoon series), 2018, 20 x 30 inches, courtesy of the artist

Join us on Tuesday, October 30, at 6:00 pm, in the exhibition Tim Davis — When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) as artist Tim Davis hosts an evening of storytelling about how and why people collect things.

The participants are:

  • Erica Wojcik, Psychology Department, Skidmore College

  • George DeMers, Short Order Cook, Skidmore College

  • John Anzalone, Modern Languages Department, Skidmore College

  • Sam Vogel, Skidmore College student

  • Hadia Bakkar, Skidmore College student

  • Brittany Watts, Skidmore College Student

  • Luc Sante, writer and critic; frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books

  • Mimi Lipson, writer, author of the story collection The Cloud of Unknowing

  • Kevin Factor, host of the podcast “Foraging Ahead”

This event is free and open to the public.

Tim Davis was born in Blantyre, Malawi and currently lives and works in upstate New York. He received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Yale University. His photographs and videos have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the globe. The installation Elevator Music 29 Tim Davis: Unphotographable was on view at the Tang Museum in 2015. He is a Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize recipient and is the author and subject of several monographs including Quinto Quarto, The New Antiquity, Permanent Collection, and My Life in Politics. His works are in the permanent collections of institutions including The Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Walker Art Center among others. He is a regular contributor to Aperture and Cabinet magazines, and his recent album, It’s OK to Hate Yourself, is available on vinyl.

Pattern by Emma Fritschel ’19
Inspired by the exhibition Twice Drawn
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.