Tang Contemporaries

Why join?

My journey at the Tang, and my professional journey at large, started when I worked as an Exhibitions Assistant on the Alma Thomas exhibition during my junior year at Skidmore. The Tang provided me with the skills, mentorship, and network that enabled me to work at institutions and companies like the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and now Artsy.⁠⠀

My experience is not unique among those who worked at Tang. The Tang has cultivated a generation of Skidmore alumni working in galleries, museums, and auction houses and as practicing artists and art historians who all consider the museum as foundational to their professional and personal experiences.⁠⠀

It is with great thanks to the Tang community that I now serve as the founding chair of the Tang Contemporaries Advisory Council (TCAC), a subset of the newly formed group for young supporters, the Tang Contemporaries. The Tang Contemporaries, open to anyone under age 40 (or so!), serves to cultivate passionate young alums and other supporters living and working across the globe to provide strategic support to the Tang. We aim to further the Tang’s mission through guidance, philanthropy, and advocacy, and promote the Tang’s presence throughout the broader art community.

—Emily Manges ’16, Tang Contemporaries Advisory Council Chair

Tang Contemporaries Advisory Council

The Tang Contemporaries Advisory Council is a group of young supporters appointed by the Tang Museum to help support the museum’s mission through guidance, advocacy, and philanthropy. The TCAC will also plan and organize outreach and programming for the broader Contemporaries group.

2020 – 2022 TCAC Members

  • Emily Manges ’16 (Chair)
    As an Operations Manager at Artsy, Emily works at the intersection of art and technology helping to build and scale Artsy’s online auction platform.

  • Abude Alasaad ’17
    Abdul is on Resident at Harvard Innovation Labs where he is designing a new and innovative framework for retirement savings in order to expand asset ownership for the under-banked. Abdul previously worked at Goldman Sachs in their Leveraged Finance department and at the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

  • Annie Auchincloss ’13
    Annie is the home buyer for MoMA Design Store at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She collaborates with designers, manufacturers, and curators to develop products and to democratize good design.

  • Paris Baille ’17
    In addition to working as an animator and painter, Paris teaches summer introductory animation courses at Skidmore College.

  • Richard Cappellazzo ’16
    Richard, an associate at Credit Suisse, advises clients on debt financing solutions in the institutional capitol markets.

  • Kristen Carbone ’03
    As founder of Brilliantly, Kristen supports women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer and produces Brilliantly Warm, an app-controlled warming wearable.

  • Morgan Chanon-Smith ’18
    Morgan oversees various events and projects at the Whitney Museum of American Art, working both behind the scenes and with museum patrons.

  • Sarah Dinkelacker ’14
    Educator and artist Sarah Dinkelacker is the Learning Specialist within the Learning and Engagement Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

  • Ace Ehrlich ’17
    Ace Ehrlich is director at the Los Angeles–based Moskowitz Bayse, which represents and exhibits emerging contemporary artists.

  • Serena Hildebrandt ’20
    As a private sales administrator at Sotheby’s, Serena works across company departments to manage and organize consignment and other financial interactions.

  • Dayna Joseph ’19
    Dayna Joseph is the alumnae manager at her alma-mater, The Spence School, in New York City. Along with the entire Development Team, she helps to raise millions each year to support girls’ education.

  • Daniel Kapp ’17
    See what’s happening at Kapp Kapp, the Philadelphia and New York-based contemporary art gallery run by Daniel Kapp and his twin brother, Sammy.

  • Fitzhugh Karol ’04
    Fitzhugh Karol is a New York based sculptor working in a variety of media.

  • Victoria Manganiello ’12
    Artist and educator Victoria regularly exhibits her fiber-based art and teaches at New York University, Parsons School of Design, and elsewhere.

  • Beatrice Moller ’13
    Specializing in modern and post-war British art, Beatrice works at Sotheby’s as a Senior Administrator.

  • Meredith Mowder ’08
    Meredith received her Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on the intersection of art, music, and performance in the postwar period. She writes about and teaches contemporary art at Hunter College.

  • Ayelen Pagnanelli ’14
    Based in Buenos Aires, Ayelen is a CONICET scholar and a PhD candidate in art history at IDAES/UNSAM focusing on issues of gender and sexuality in modern Latin American art.

  • Rebecca Pristoop ’04
    As a curator and producer, Rebecca works with emerging artists to bring unconventional and participatory art practices to the public. She is also a performer with The Moving Company, an artist collective that activates the histories and meanings of public spaces and art installations through movement and gesture.           

  • Hillary Reder ’11
    Hillary is Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.  

  • Alicia Russo ’17
    Alicia Russo is gallery manager at The Hole, a New York–based gallery focused on emerging artists.

  • Talia Steinman ’14
    Talia is the Curriculum Coordinator / Assistant to the Chair in the BFA Photo & Video Department at the School of Visual Arts, based in New York.

  • Hannah Traore ’17
    Hannah is an independent curator, project manager for curator Isolde Brielmaier, and the founder of Hannah Traore Gallery.

  • Alec Unkovic ’12
    Learn about the latest exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum where Alec is exhibitions manager.

Tang Staff Members

  • Ian Berry P’23, Dayton Director
  • Rebecca McNamara, Associate Curator
  • Jeanne Urquhart ’82, Skidmore Director of Principal Gifts and Strategy
Pattern by Erin Barry ’16
Inspired by the exhibition The Jewel Thief
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.