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Faculty Curating

Installtion view, Lives of the Hudson, 2009, Tang Teaching Museum
Since opening in 2000 the Tang Museum has presented a series of major interdisciplinary exhibitions originated and co-curated by Skidmore faculty and also developed many smaller study exhibitions with faculty and students.

Recent Tang interdisciplinary exhibitions created in collaboration with faculty include Classless Society (2013-14), We the People (2012-13), Lives of the Hudson (2009-10), and Molecules That Matter (2007-08). Recent study exhibitions created with faculty include Hope and Anger — The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond (2014), Graphic Jews: Negotiating Identity in Sequential Art (2014), A Marriage of Heaven and Hell (2009), and Maya Murals: The Art of Power (2008).

Faculty who would like to develop exhibition projects with the Tang should contact Tang's Dayton Director Ian Berry (iberry@skidmore.edu) or Tang's Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman (rseligma@skidmore.edu). Lead time for major exhibitions for the Wachenheim or Malloy Wing galleries is two to three years. Collection-based study exhibitions for the Winter Gallery, Mezzanine, or Print Study Room can often be developed with less than a year’s advance planning.

Faculty who are potentially interested in working with the Tang to create exhibitions are strongly encouraged to participate in the annual spring Mellon Faculty Seminar. The Mellon Seminar introduces faculty to issues in museum-based teaching, curatorial practice, exhibitions as texts and sites for learning, and related topics.

Faculty are also encouraged to use the Tang’s collection in their teaching. Information on collections access is available here.

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