Tang at Home

Welcome to Tang at Home!

18th Annual Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival

Once you complete your turkeys, please send us photos of them so we can share your creations here and via social media. Submit your photos to Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs Sunny Ra at sra@skidmore.edu by November 29, and share them on your own social media accounts by including #TangTeachingMuseum.

Studio!

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Tang at Home Studio

You’re invited to take part in an our fall 2020 art-making series — Tang at Home Studio!

On every other Friday from September 25 to November 20 at 5:00 PM, we’ll gather online in real time to meet, talk, and make things together. Recommended for kids age 5 to 12 with a parent or guardian. Registration will be required. Each session includes an at-home art project and a real-time online gathering on Friday led by Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs.

For past Tang at Home Studio sessions, click “Read More.”

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Past Tang at Home Studios for Summer 2020:

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Create!

The Tang Museum is dedicated to art and ideas. We think all art can spark new ideas and inspire our creativity! Here are art-making projects for you, inspired by Tang exhibitions and collections.
A hand traces diamond shaped shadows with a green sharpie.
Drawing by Sunny Ra

Color!

Download these Tang-related line drawings and use your imagination to color them in!

Tang Extra Credit!

Re-creations of works of art from the Tang collection made by people like you!

Scavenger Hunt!

Enhance your experience with the Tang collection through a series of questions that prompt you to engage with several works of art in deeper ways.

More Fun Activities!

Check out these other great at-home art-making activities, courtesy our friends at fellow art organizations.

The Portland Museum of Art presents Slow Art Day.

What is Slow Art? Guided close looking at new paintings and sculpture by Carrie and Sheila.

Carrie Moyer, whose work is included in the Tang collection, was featured in the 2013 solo exhibition Opener 24: Carrie Moyer — Pirate Jenny

What is an installation? Make your own at home!

Art Omi features the current Tang exhibition Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees in its at-home art-making series.

The Corita Art Center, a project of the Immaculate Heart Community, preserves and promotes Corita Kent’s art, teaching, and passion for social justice.

The Center now offers downloadable K-5 worksheets inspired by Corita’s “heroes and sheroes” series, available in English & Spanish. The download is free, but you have to put it into a shopping cart to access the download.

Corita Kent was the subject of the 2013 Tang exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

Kara Walker, a young, black woman, focuses on cutting out a silhouette against a white wall.
Kara Walker installs Gone, An Historical of a Civil War as it Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart (1994) at the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY2003 Production still from the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 2 episode, “Stories,” 2003

Watch all Art21 videos on artists for free and download the deep educator guides to follow along with at-home projects and extra info.

Dozens of Tang artists are featured in Art21. A sampling includes Laurie Anderson, Janine Antoni, Arturo Herrera, Oliver Herring, Yun-Fei Ji, Zanele Muholi, Stephen Petronio, Lari Pittman, Arlene Shechet, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, Ruby Sky Stiler, Jessica Stockholder, Kara Walker, and Fred Wilson.

The Tang has hosted screenings and discussions, and was even a location for filming! Kara Walker was filmed in the Wachenheim Gallery and print room during the installation of her exhibition Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress for her first Art21 feature, which debuted in their second season in 2003.

Share!

Here’s where you can share you work and check out what other people have done!

We’ll select work from social media that use the hashtag #TangAtHome or email your creations to Museum Educator Sunny Ra at sra@skidmore.edu!

We welcome your feedback. Contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, at sra@skidmore.edu.
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