SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (August 15, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is excited to introduce Njeri Jennings, the new Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, who will begin in her new role on Monday, August 15.
As the Tisch Educator, Jennings will develop and lead the Tang’s educational programming for families, schools, libraries, and community groups both in the museum and around the Capital Region. The Tisch Educator also serves as a key liaison between the Museum and educators at the elementary and secondary levels, developing interpretive materials and teacher training.
Jennings comes to the Tang from the Longyear Museum of Anthropology and the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, where as Assistant Educator for the past three years she was responsible for K-12 and family outreach, educational instruction, and in-gallery education. She earned an MA in museum studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in history from The College of Wooster. She has also worked at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the National Museum of Bermuda.
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 Tang’s approach has become a model for college and university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs that bring together visual and performing arts with interdisciplinary ideas from history, economics, biology, dance, and physics, to name just a few. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, and a robust publication and touring exhibition program that extends the museum’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s award-winning building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of art and ideas. The Museum is open to the public on Thursday from noon to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active military and their families this summer through Labor Day. https://tang.skidmore.edu