Tang Teaching Museum announces Family Saturdays for Fall 2023

Multigenerational art-making events on Sept. 23; Oct. 7 & 21; Nov. 4 & 18; and Dec. 9

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (September 18, 2023) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces its series of popular, fun, educational Family Saturdays for the fall will be on September 23, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, and December 9. The programs foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art-making activity.

The programs, which are free and open to the public, run from 2 to 3:30 pm. They are suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. No registration required; supplies provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Led by Njeri Jennings, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang Teaching Museum, the fall programs will focus on work in current exhibitions and from the Tang collection.

For more information or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080 or email tang@skidmore.edu.

Fall Schedule

Saturday, September 23, 2 pm
Family Saturday: Hand Sculptures
Following a discussion of The Footprints and Handprints of a Red Hat Teacher in the exhibition Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art, participants will be invited to create and decorate hand sculptures using winter gloves stuffed with rice and batting.

Saturday, October 7, 2 pm
Family Saturday: Tape Art Canvases

Following a brief discussion of an artwork in the Tang collection, participants are invited to create their own paintings using acrylic paint and tape on canvas.

Saturday, October 21, 2 pm
Family Saturday: Beaks and Horns

Drop in any time between 2 and 3:30 pm to make yarn birds inspired by Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door and paper horns inspired by David Moreno’s Silence, which is on view in Unset Texts.

Saturday, November 4, 2 pm
Family Saturday: Sand Creations

Following a discussion of Mandala of the Luminous One, Nampar Nangdze in the exhibition Forms of Awakening, participants will be invited to create images using sand.

Saturday, November 18, 2 pm
Family Saturday: Hats!

Following a discussion of the costume piece fern hat for dancer in “Beehive” by Frank Moore and Jim Self and designer Frank Moore’s costume work, participants will create their own hats out of felt and tissue paper.

Saturday, December 9, 2pm
Family Saturday: Marvelous Moth Wings

After viewing work in Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door, participants will make their own set of moth wings using fabric and paint.

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 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. Museum hours: Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 pm, and Thursday, noon–9 pm. https://tang.skidmore.edu

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