All Together Now

All Together Now is an expansive, regional collections sharing project organized by the Tang Teaching Museum with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. All Together Now forges new collaborations between neighbor arts organizations to bring attention to rarely seen objects. At the Tang Teaching Museum, exhibitions feature furniture, tools, and textiles from the Shaker Museum and a revealing survey of postcard collages by Ellsworth Kelly. At partner institutions, exhibitions will show focused selections of work from the Tang collection, including many recently acquired paintings, photographs and sculptures, many shown in dialogue with collections at each museum.

Partner institutions include The Hyde Collection, Ellsworth Kelly Studio, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga County History Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Shaker Museum and Yaddo. The project includes exhibitions and the behind-the-scenes work that make the exhibitions possible, such as cataloging and digitizing collection objects.

All Together Now recognizes the vibrancy and relevance of the objects in our regional collections and gives all a rare opportunity to see important American artworks out of storage and in the public view, fostering new connections and conversations, and expanding knowledge. Working together is more important than ever in this pandemic moment. This project welcomes visitors back to our institutions and brings new audiences together.

Each of the All Together Now partner institutions will offer special public visiting hours during the course of the exhibitions. Details about each exhibition, special hours, and related events can be found below. This site will be updated regularly with new information, checklists, images and texts, and installation views throughout the Summer and Fall.

All Together Now is organized by Dayton Director Ian Berry with Independent Curator Lisa Kolosek and is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Schedule of Exhibitions

The Hyde Collection
Summer Bomb Pop: Collections in Dialogue
May 1, 2021 - January 2, 2021

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Muybridge and Motion: Selections from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection
July 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Saratoga Arts
Brighten the Corners: Art of the 1990s from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection
July 1, 2021 - August 14, 2021

Saratoga County History Center
The Social Lives of Hats
June 26, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Chromatic Scales: Psychedelic Design from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection
June 18, 2021 - October 16, 2021

Tang Teaching Museum
Energy in All Directions
October 10, 2020 - June 13, 2021

Tang Teaching Museum
Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards
July 10, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Yaddo
Carl Van Vechten On Dance: Photographs from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection
August 23, 2021 - October 28, 2021

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Press Mentions

Exhibition Name
All Together Now
Exhibition Type
Group Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions
Place
Multiple venues
Dates
May 01, 2021 - Jan 02, 2022
Curators
All Together Now is organized by Dayton Director Ian Berry and Independent Curator Lisa Kolosek.
Artists
Michael Ashkin, Lisa Beck, Nayland Blake, Jim Blashfield, Sarah Braman, Alex Brown, Richmond Burton, Lee Conklin, Lucky DeBellevue, Grace DeGennaro, Brad Eberhard, Wendy Ewald, Jason Fox, Robert Fried, Tom Friedman, Jeffrey Gibson, Sam Gordon, Bill Graham, Iva Gueorguieva, Greg Irons, Jim Isermann, Rashid Johnson, G.B. Jones, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Kern, Bill Komoski, Kinke Kooi, Michael Lazarus, Glenn Ligon, Judy Linn, Bonnie MacLean, Kerry James Marshall, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo, Roy McMakin, Douglas Melini, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Donald Moffett, Frank Moore, David Moreno, Victor Moscoso, Lillian Mulero, Eadweard Muybridge, Lari Pittman, Joshua Podoll, Charles Ray, Robert Reed, Richard Rezac, Scott Richter, Nathaniel Robinson, Steve Roden, Kay Rosen, Alexander Ross, Cordy Ryman, Bob Schnepf, Beverly Semmes, Mindy Shapero, Raja Babu Sharma, Nancy Shaver, Jim Shaw, Lorna Simpson, Aaron Sinift, Ryan Sluggett, Cary Smith, Kiki Smith, Mari Tepper, Augustus Thompson, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., John Torreano, Randy Tuten, Carl Van Vechten, Chuck Webster, B. Wurtz
Student Staff
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Jane Cole
2019-20 Carole Marchand Endowed Intern, Student Advisory Council, past: Exhibitions and Collections Assistant, Gallery Monitor Associate
Elizabeth Cumbo outside of the Tang, smiling at the camera
Elizabeth Cumbo
Registrarial, Student Advisory Council, past: Tang Guide, Gallery Monitor Associate
Evan Little standing in the museum's atrium, smiling at the camera
Evan Little
Curatorial Intern, Student Advisory Council, past: 2020-21 Charina Endowment Fund Endowed Intern, Gallery Monitor Associate
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Brynnae Newman
Curatorial Intern, Student Advisory Council
A light skinned man with dark hair stands smiles at the camera. Trees and greenery are visible in the background.
Nathan Bloom
2020-21 Eleanor Linder Winter Endowed Intern, Student Advisory Council, past: Design Assistant, Summer Volunteer
Silas in front of a snow covered hill with a building in the background.
Silas Seno Mitchell
Curatorial Intern
Anchor name: The Hyde Collection

The Hyde Collection

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Chuck Webster, Summer Bomb Pop, 2008, oil on panel, 60 x 48 x 2 inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, gift of Stefan Simchowitz, 2012.16.12
Summer Bomb Pop:
Collections in Dialogue

Summer Bomb Pop: Collections in Dialogue brings together seventeen works of contemporary abstract painting from the Tang collection by artists such as Sarah Braman, Jeffrey Gibson, Rashid Johnson, Mindy Shapero, and Chuck Webster with several twentieth-century works from the Hyde’s renowned Feibes & Schmitt Collection by artists such as Grace Hartigan, Alfred Jensen, Ellsworth Kelly, Bridget Riley, and Andy Warhol. Summer Bomb Pop is organized by the Tang in collaboration with Jonathan Canning, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming at The Hyde Collection.

Dates: May 1 – October 31, 2021 January 2, 2022

Exhibition Checklist

The Hyde Collection

For more information, visit The Hyde Collection’s website.

Anchor name: National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 601 (Trotting; saddle; brown mare Beauty), 1887, collotype (photomechanical print), 16 x 20 inches, The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum, 2015.1.30
Muybridge and Motion: Selections from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection

Muybridge and Motion: Selections from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection features a series of groundbreaking animal locomotion photographic studies from the late nineteenth century by English photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830 – 1904), paired with equestrian paintings by American artist Henry Stull (1851 – 1913) from the National Museum of Racing collection. Muybridge and Motion is organized by Victoria Reisman, Curator of the National Museum of Racing.

Dates: July 1, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Exhibition Checklist

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

For more information, visit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s website.

Anchor name: Saratoga Arts

Saratoga Arts

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Kerry James Marshall, Study for “Brownie”, 1995, graphite, gouache on paper, 22 ½ x 17 ½ inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, gift of Peter Norton, 2019.48.3
Brighten the Corners: Art of the 1990s from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection

Brighten the Corners: Art of the 1990s from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection features more than fifteen works of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, and video from the Tang collection with a focus on identity and storytelling by artists such as Nayland Blake, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Wendy Ewald, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Frank Moore, Lorna Simpson, and Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Brighten the Corners is curated by the Tang in coordination with Louise Kerr, Executive Director of Saratoga Arts.

Dates: July 1 – August 14, 2021

Exhibition Checklist

Saratoga Arts

For more information, visit Saratoga Arts’ website.

Anchor name: Saratoga County History Center

Saratoga County History Center

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Alfred Z. Solomon, hat form, no date, wood, 8 ½ x 7 ½ x 10 ¼ inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, gift of Beverley Estabrook Mastrianni, ED2017.4.10a-f
The Social Lives of Hats

The Social Lives of Hats pairs more than twenty-five hats in wide-ranging styles from the Saratoga County History Center collection with several of Alfred Z. Solomon’s wood hat forms, which are part of the Tang collection. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Skidmore College Spring 2021 class, The Social Lives of Hats, taught by Tillman Nechtman, Professor and Chair of the History Department, and Associate Professor Erica Bastress-Dukehart, along with Field Horne, Vice President and Chair of the Museum Committee at SCHC, and the Tang.

Dates: June 26 – October 31, 2021

Exhibition Checklist

Saratoga County History Center

For more information, visit the Saratoga County History Center’s website.

Anchor name: Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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Victor Moscoso, The Chambers Bros Concert Poster, 1967, screen print, 21 3/8 x 15 ¼ x 5/8 inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, gift of Jack Shear, 2018.36.3
Chromatic Scales: Psychedelic Design from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection

Chromatic Scales: Psychedelic Design from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection features more than thirty recently acquired 1960s San Francisco psychedelic rock concert posters designed by artists such as Jim Blashfield, Lee Conklin, and Bonnie MacLean, and the Big Five’s Wes Wilson and Victor Moscoso. The collection, which will be on view in SPAC’s new “The Pines” facility lobby, features major bands such as The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Van Morrison and the era’s legendary venues The Matrix, Avalon Ballroom, and Fillmore Auditorium. Chromatic Scales is curated by the Tang in coordination with Christopher Shiley, Senior Director of Artistic Planning at SPAC.

Dates: June 18 – October 2021
Open to the public October 14 and 15, 12 – 5 PM, and October 16, 11 AM – 4 PM
Check in at the Route 50 entrance

Exhibition Checklist

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

For more information, visit Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s website.

Anchor name: Energy In All Directions

Tang Teaching Museum

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Installation view, Energy in All Directions, Tang Teaching Museum, 2020, photo by Jeremy Lawson
Energy in All Directions

Energy in All Directions brings rarely seen artworks and new acquisitions from The Tang Teaching Museum collection together in dialogue with objects from the Shaker Museum’s extensive holdings to celebrate the life and legacy of artist and gallerist Hudson (1950–2014). Hudson and the Shakers valued acceptance, equality, and artistry, and both built new communities that shared common themes of inclusion, interconnectedness, and innovation. They were both radicals in their time. The Shaker baskets, chairs, and textiles embody their emphasis on accessibility and communal expression. Hudson gave a platform for influential artists such as Tom Friedman, Roy McMakin, Charles Ray, Richard Rezac, Kay Rosen, and Nancy Shaver, choosing them for the quality and originality of their work.

Dates: October 10, 2020 – June 13, 2021

For more information on Energy in All Directions, visit the exhibition page.

Shaker Museum

For more information on the Shakers, visit the Shaker Museum’s website.

Anchor name: Ellsworth Kelly Postcards

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Ellsworth Kelly, Giant Artichoke, 1984, 3 ½ x 5 ½ inches, collection of Jack Shear, copyright Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards

American painter Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. His abstract paintings, sculptures, and prints are masterworks in the exploration of line, form, and color. In a lesser-known part of his practice, Kelly made collaged postcards, some of which served as exploratory musings and others as preparation for larger works in other media. From 1949 to 2005, Kelly made over 400 postcard works. They show a playful, unbounded space of creative freedom for the artist and provide an important insight into the way Kelly saw, experienced, and translated the world in his art. Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards presents a comprehensive survey of Kelly’s postcard collages, with 150 works on view.

Dates: July 10 – November 28, 2021

For more information on Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards, visit the exhibition page.

Ellsworth Kelly Studio

For more information on Ellsworth Kelly, visit Ellsworth Kelly Studio’s website.

Anchor name: Yaddo

Yaddo

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Carl Van Vechten, [Geoffrey Holder], September 2, 1954, gelatin silver print, 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches, The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum, 2017.41.506
Carl Van Vechten On Dance: Photographs from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection

Carl Van Vechten On Dance: Photographs from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection features more than eighty photographs from the 1930s to the 1960s of dancers and choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Carol Channing, Carmen de Lavallade, Melissa Hayden, Geoffrey Holder, Alicia Markova, Arthur Mitchell, and Paul Taylor by the prolific American photographer and writer Carl Van Vechten (1880 – 1964). Carl Van Vechten On Dance is curated by Lisa Kolosek in coordination with Elaina Richardson, President of the Corporation of Yaddo.

Dates: August 23 – October 28, 2021

Exhibition Checklist

Pre-booked visits are available from Aug 24, September 27, and October 4, 5, 6, and 7. Call Yaddo at 518-584-0746 to make a reservation.

Yaddo

For more information, visit Yaddo’s website.

Past related events
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Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’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.