Tang Announces Summer 2019 Family Saturdays

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (June 26, 2019) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces its Summer 2019 Family Saturdays, a series of multigenerational creative collaborations on each Saturday from July 13 through August 10.

Each program includes looking at artwork in the museum’s summer exhibitions, discussing and sharing ideas, and engaging in a hands-on art activity inspired by those conversations. The summer exhibitions include Streb Action, Elevator Music 39: Bug, Beauty and Bite, and Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison.

The free programs run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM and are suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions.

Registration is required. You can register beginning one week before each program. To register, call the Tang’s Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.

The Tang welcome visitors of all abilities. Be prepared to get messy and have fun!


July 13: Superhuman Shields!
After exploring Streb Action and the message of overcoming one’s fears and finding our own strengths, we will create our own superhuman shields that celebrate the different kinds of strengths that we have all have the power to activate in ourselves!

July 20: Connecting Sound, Color and Movement
For our Elevator Music 39: Bug exhibition, we will discover how our sense of sound and color can be closely linked through a digital application called Bug. “Bug turns what you see into pure color, and color into music.” We will go explore the colors and sounds of our environment and then create our own sound by combining a wide range of colored papers and patterns. Be prepared to discover your own symphony of color and sounds!

July 27: Funky Storyboards
After looking at the whimsical Frank Moore works on paper based on Moore and Jim Self’s film and ballet Beehive, we will create our own storyboard inspired by these funky works! Materials include poster board, stamping, markers, felt, and an assortment of specialty papers.

August 3: Out of This World!
Come and explore works in our Tang collection of outer space and works that are inspired by the universe! We will create our own cosmic arworks out of paper, model magic, cardboard, metallic markers, felt, and more.

August 10: What a Relief!
After looking at works by Ree Morton, whose prolific career spanned a wide range of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation, we will create our own wild multimedia relief using cardboard, model magic, felt, yarn, specialty papers, markers, and found objects.

About the Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the institution’s approach has become a model for university art museums across the country with exhibition programs and series that bring together the visual and performing arts with fields of study as disparate as history, astronomy, and physics. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, the Mellon Seminar, and robust publication and touring exhibition initiatives that extend the institution’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of ideas and exchange the institution catalyzes. The museum is open from noon to 5 pm on Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursday, and is closed on Mondays and holidays. http://tang.skidmore.edu

Media contact
Michael Janairo
Head of Communications
Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

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