Tang Recommends

Tang Recommends gathers online stories from other institutions about Tang artists. This is our way of supporting museum and gallery colleagues, and highlighting features on some of our favorite artists.
An abstract canvas with large lines of black over blue background.
Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2020 ink, acrylic, pastel, and collage on paper, 35 x 23 1/8 inches

David Kordansky Gallery is now showing Huma Bhabha’s solo exhibition Unsuspected online. In addition to viewing the works featured in the show, you can also read about the artist’s practice.

Huma Bhabha’s work is currently on view in the exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond. You can also view her work in the Tang Collection.

A painting featuring a light-skinned woman holding a spoon and running towards the viewer, with a dark-skinned woman behind her and a devilish face in the background.
Natalie Frank’s Spoon Licker and Sausage Stealer (2020). Courtesy of Salon 94 and Rhona Hoffman Gallery

If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday card to send, the New York Times has partnered with several artists, including Natalie Frank, to design printable holiday cards.

Natalie Frank’s work is currently on view in Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond and can also be seen in the Tang Collection.

Artist Jess T. Dugan leans on a camera on a tripod, facing the viewer.
Jess T. Dugan. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Rafael Soldi.

Jess T. Dugan talked with ArtNet about their photographic practice, particularly how they get their portrait subjects to open up and be their most vulnerable.

Jess T. Dugan exhibited at the Tang in 2018 in the student-curated exhibition They’re, Their, There and is part of Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, currently viewable online. Their work is also included in the Tang Collection.

The back of artist Nina Chanel Abney is visible as we see her holding a hand of brightly colored playing cards.
Image courtesy of High Snobiety

Still looking for a gift for the art lover in your life? Nina Chanel Abney has partnered with the card game UNO as part of their Artiste Series to design a set of playing cards (featuring a new card and rule, created by the artist). The set is available beginning December 11th.

Nina Chanel Abney’s work is currently on view at the Tang as part of Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

Side by side images of a book with its pages sculpted to form a fist, beside a similar book on top of a stack of books, spines visible.
Image courtesy of Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark and Amherst College have launched the Solidarity Book Project which encourages participants to express their solidarity with Black and Indigenous communities. There will be three ways to participate, and the first project is already online.

Sonya Clark’s work is currently on view at the Tang in Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

A large canvas featuring a man in a Knicks jersey and holding a basketball over an orange background sits in a studio.
“Sprewell,“ by Tschabalala Self, in her New Haven studio. The artist collages fabric, painted canvas, silk, jeans, and painted newsprint. Ruth Erickson, a curator, puts her work “at the forefront of figurative and identity exploration.” Josefina Santos for The New York Times

Tschabalala Self and her new exhibition Cotton Mouth at Galerie Eva Presenhuber were recently the subject of a New York Times article where the artist discusses her practice and also features some works in progress.

Tschabalala Self’s work is currently featured in the Tang exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

A collection of different colored embroidery threads organized by color on a white table, with large embroidery hoops in the background.
Sophia Narrett’s studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Go behind the scenes in Sophia Narrett’s studio and learn how she puts her embroidered pieces together, as well as what is currently inspiring her.

Sophia Narrett’s work is currently on view at the Tang in the exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

As part of L.A. Louver’s group show 45 at 45, Alison Saar and Rina Banerjee participated in an artist conversation on October 14th. A recording of this talk is now available online.

Both Rina Banerjee and Alison Saar are currently featured in the Tang exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond. You can also view their works in the Tang Collection.

A circular image with different colored pieces of paper forming a flower pattern, with ornamental figures in the center.
Arose, 2019-2020, ink and gouache on paper paper: 76 x 51 inches (193 x 129.5 cm) ShS-WP.20.070

Now viewable online until December 19th, Shahzia Sikander: Weeping Willows, Liquid Tongues opens at Sean Kelly Gallery today. You can visit the exhibition online to read about the exhibition as well as view images.

Shahzia Sikander has been featured at the Tang in two solo exhibitions: Opener 6: Shahzia Sikander — Nemesis in 2004 and Shahzia Sikander in 2015, presented in conjunction with Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century.

A collage with large swatches of yellow and black; and image of several waving American flags can also be seen.
This message has been approved by Glenn Ligon, Collage with Black Shape, digital print, pencil and collage 12 x 9 inches © Glenn Ligon; Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and Chantal Crousel, Paris.

W Magazine asked 18 artists to re-imagine the political poster for the modern era. Artists who participated in the project include Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Charles Gaines, Nick Cave, Hank Willis Thomas, Gary Simmons, Jeffery Gibson, and Shahzia Sikander, among others.

The posters are available to download, print, and display.

An image of a house with several campaign signs out in front, displayed at various heights.
Screen prints on fifty-six corrugated plastic sheets, dimensions variable, Commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, AZ, 2009

With the election upon us, you can now revisit Nina Katchadourian’s 2009 installation Monument to the Unelected, which displays campaign signs of those who ran for president and lost.

Nina Katchadourian’s work has been featured in several Tang exhibitions, including The World According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations: Mapping Art and Science in 2001, as well as Opener 11: Nina Katchadourian — All Forms of Attraction and Elevator Music 8: Nina Katchadourian — Natural Car Alarms, both in 2006.

The exhibition No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake opens online at the MIT List Visual Arts Center this month. You can view the exhibition online and join the artist for a talk on October 26th. This exhibition features the work Feeder 2 from the Tang Collection.

Nayland Blake’s work has been featured in numerous Tang exhibitions: Opener 3: Nayland Blake: Some Kind of Love — Performance Video, 1989-2002 and Living with Duchamp in 2003, Twice Drawn, Part 1 and Twice Drawn, Part 2 in 2006, Text Messages, Power Play, and Eye Rhymes in 2010, Masked in 2014, as part of the guest artist project of Liz Collins — Energy Field in 2015, They’re, Their, There in 2018, and Beauty and Bite in 2019. Their work can also be seen in the Tang Collection.

An abstract, highly textured work, feature large amorphous forms in yellow, blue, and green.
Yevgeniya Baras, Untitled, 2020, Oil, paper pulp, and wood on burlap, 39" x 30"
The Landing, a Los Angeles-based gallery run by Skidmore alum Gerard O'Brien ‘87 opens a series of new exhibitions this month, featuring Yevgeniya Baras and J.B. Blunk. The gallery will host an Instagram live with the artists on October 24th at 1:30pm (PT).
A group of people in colorful costumes falling onto the group while confetti swirls around them.
“FALLING & LOVING.” Photo: Marina Levitskaya.

Streb and SITI present their joint project FALLING & LOVING, filmed last September at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. The project was developed during Streb and SITI’s residencies at Skidmore last summer.

Elizabeth Streb’s dance company was featured in the exhibition Streb Action at the Tang in 2019.

As part of Mary Weatherford’s new exhibition Train Yards at Gagosian, the gallery has produced a video featuring a conversation between the artist and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, along with a performance by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.

Mary Weatherford’s work was featured at the Tang last year in Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden.

A black poster image with a yellow sunburst in the background with the words "LISTENING HEALING AWAKENING JUSTICE" laid over top.
For Freedoms, 2020 Awakening, 2020. Courtesy of For Freedoms.

Last weekend, an artist collective group called Wide Awakes, born out of For Freedoms, marched in various cities to raise awareness for activism and voting. The initiative encourages participants to create capes and costumes in the same vein as the Wide Awakes group of the 1860s, who marched in support of Abraham Lincoln. You can view images of the marches online and find out how you can get involved.

Wide Awakes and For Freedoms are co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas, whose work was featured at the Tang in 2017 in If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard.

A woven piece featuring a partially nude woman's reflection in a mirror and part of her body in the foreground.
Erin M. Riley, Reflections 5, 2019, wool and cotton, 49x48 inches
The exhibition myselves is currently on view online at Kohn Gallery, which features several artists working in various medium. Among them are Erin M. Riley and Sophia Narratt, both of whom have work in the Tang’s current exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.
An installation shot of several large abstract canvases on a white background.
Installation view, Amy Sillman: Twice Removed, Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2020.

Amy Sillman’s newest exhibition Twice Removed is now viewable online, as well as at Gladstone Gallery in New York. You can also read Sillman’s artist statement in conjunction with the exhibition.

Amy Sillman’s work was featured in the solo exhibition Opener 15: Amy Sillman — Third Person Singular at the Tang in 2008, as well as the group exhibitions About Painting in 2004, Dance/Draw in 2012, Salmagundi: Fifty Years and Afflict the Comfortable in 2015 and There’s no place that I am in 2016. Her work is currently on view in Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond as well as the Tang Collection.

The words "PLAN YOUR VOTE" written in multicolored block letters on an off-white background.
Image by Joseph Grigley

Visit Plan Your Vote to browse their public library of advocacy artworks that you yourself can post to your social media pages to encourage your friends and family to plan how they will vote on November 3rd.

This initiative features Tang artists such as Pam Lins, Joseph Grigley, and Jim Hodges, among others.

A series of stained glass pieces forming an abstract image of turtles and seagulls.
Erika Verzutti, Turtle and Seagulls, 2020. © Erika Verzutti

Erika Verzutti’s newest show opens at Alison Jacques Gallery in London next week. She will be speaking about her work and this exhibition in a special artist talk with Amy Sherlock, Deputy Director of Frieze magazine on October 14th at 6pm (London time). Registration is now open.

Erika Verzutti’s work was featured at the Tang in 2014 in the solo exhibition Opener 28: Erika Verzutti — Mineral.

An image of a light-skinned man, curator Maurice Berger, standing in front of a large graphic logo.
Maurice Berger at the opening of Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television at the Jewish Museum, 2015. Photo Steve Miller.
The Vera List Center for Art and Politics will present a series of tributes to renowned curator Maurice Berger during the Vera List Center Forum next week. The tributes will all take place Tuesday, October 6th, beginning at 4pm. Maurice Berger tragically passed away due to coronavirus complications earlier this year.
Artist Paula Wilson, a dark-skinned woman, stands in front of a series of paintings and an abstract patterned wall.
Photo by: Mario Gallucci

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Paula Wilson will be in conversation with Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum for a discussion about the artist’s work and her residency project.

Paula Wilson’s work has been featured at the Tang in The Young Years in 2017 and Lover Earth: Art and Ecosexuality in 2020. You can currently view her work in the online exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond and in the Tang Collection.

An abstract work by artist Sarah Cain, featuring swirling sections of bright colors.
Sarah Cain, “The possibility of overcoming negative thought,” 2020, Acrylic, latex, on rope and canvas, 60 x 48 x 2.5" HxWxD, Inventory #CAS127, Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles, Photo credit: Jeff McLane

Sarah Cain’s newest exhibition is now open at Vielmetter Los Angeles. If you’re not in LA, you can take a 3D tour of the exhibition online.

Sarah Cain’s work was shown at the Tang as part of the 2014 exhibition I was a double and she will have a solo exhibition at the museum in 2021 entitled Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center.

A abstract painting featuring dots of color in blues, reds, greens, and yellows forming different lines.
Alma Woodsey Thomas, Iris, Tulips, Jonquils, and Crocuses, 1969; Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; © Estate of Alma Woodsey Thomas; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

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The National Museum for Women in the Arts will be hosting a happy hour to celebrate Alma Thomas’ birthday on September 22nd, featuring Andra “AJ” Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn H. Everett.

You can also purchase your own mask featuring Thomas’ work The Eclipse here.

The 2016 Tang exhibition Alma Thomas featured a survey of the artist’s work.

A dark-skinned man films a scene from a movie, featuring actors in room with a yellow wall and red artwork in the background.
Production still of Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance, 2020. Photo: Mick Bello.

Ephraim Asili talks about his new feature film The Inheritance, which opened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 14th.

Ephraim Asili was featured in the group exhibition Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow in 2017 and was the featured artist in the 2018 show Elevator Music 35: Ephraim Asili — Jazz Salt.

A light-skinned man in a blue shirt plays the violin.
Image courtesy of SPAC

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SPAC will present an at-home concert with Joshua Bell this Saturday at 8pm. The concert will also feature a q&a with Bell, SPAC president and CEO Elizabeth Sobel, and the Tang’s Dayton Director Ian Berry. Tickets are available online and the link to the video will be viewable for one week.

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Trisha Brown Dance Company has recently posted a number a film of their pre-pandemic rehearsals, featuring a performance of Astral Converted (1991).

Trisha Brown’s was featured in the 2003 exhibition Trisha Brown: Dance and Art in Dialogue 1961-2001, as well as Dance/Draw in 2012.

A light-skinned woman in a black brimmed hat and striped shirt sits with a cello on her lap horizontally.
Photo by Bill Wadman

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On September 23rd, cellist Ashley Bathgate will perform Michael Gordon’s House Music in an online concert. Tickets are limited and currently available for purchase.

Ashley Bathgate is a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and performed in a series of events as part of the Tang’s exhibition I was a double in 2014.

Opening this week at the Opalka Gallery, Infinite Uncertainty features works made during the recent lockdown by artists such as Fernando Orellana and Deborah Zlotsky.

Fernando Orellana was the featured artist in Elevator Music 9: Fernando Orellana Elevator’s Music in 2007.

Deborah Zlotsky’s work was a part of Twice Drawn, Part 2 in 2006.

Learn about how STREB is re-inventing their classes and performances for a digital audience during the pandemic.

Elizabeth Streb’s dance company was featured in the exhibition Streb Action at the Tang in 2019.

Artist Sonya Clark, a dark-skinned woman, stands at a table working on her art with flags made of long black hair in the background.
Photo by Nicholas Calcott

In an article from the New York Times Style Magazine, Sonya Clark discusses her series of deconstructed flags and what it’s like to create art during a time of political unrest.

Sonya Clark’s work will be shown in the upcoming exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, opening at the Tang this fall.

A dark-skinned man sits on a wooden block behind a camera as he takes a photograph; his face is obscured.
Image courtesy of Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Paul Mpagi Sepuya was the featured guest on the Slate podcast Working, which interviews people about their jobs. You can read an excerpt here, as well as find the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s work is featured in the Tang Collection..

An abstract painting by Jane Fine which features blocks of color in red, white, blue, beige, and purple.
“Cover Up” by Jane Fine, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Jane Fine speaks about what she was working on before the shutdown in New York City, as well as joins Ethan Herschenfeld in an Instagram conversation.

Jane Fine’s work was featured at the Tang in the 2011 exhibition MELT. You can also view her work in our fall show Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

An old black and white photograph of members of the women's suffrage movement holding signs with state names and a larger sign with the words "WHY NOT NEW YORK?"
Image courtesy of the New York Public Library

The New York Times has published a stunning visual history of the women’s suffrage movement, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment this month.

The Tang’s upcoming exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond also celebrates this history and opens at the museum this fall.

The Tang’s Dayton Director Ian Berry talked with Fred Tomaselli in a conversation hosted by the Association of Art Museum Curators earlier this summer.

Fred Tomaselli’s work has been featured in numerous Tang exhibitions, including Molecules That Matter in 2007, the solo exhibition Fred Tomaselli in 2010, and I was a double in 2014. You can also view his work in the Tang Collection.

Recorded by Caroline Shaw, composer David Lang has released a new song that was written for the re-opening of the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis and recorded to be featured in an installation for Suzanne Bocanegra.

David Lang is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and was a co-curator of I was a double at the Tang in 2014. He was also the 2014 McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholar in Residence at Skidmore College.

Skidmore alum Courtney Mattison ‘08 joined Wave Hill’s Curatorial Assistant Jesse Bandler Firestone to talk about art and climate change.

Courtney Mattison’s work was shown at the Tang as part of Alumni Invitational 4 in 2014.

Courtesy of David Zwirner, hear a conversation with artist Kerry James Marshall as he talks about what it’s like to create art in the current time.

Kerry James Marshall’s work has been featured in numerous Tang exhibitions, including Hair: Untangling a Social History in 2004, Twice Drawn, Part 2 in 2006, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard in 2017, and When and Where I Enter in 2018. You can also view his work in the Tang Collection.

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The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is making their 2020 Annual Benefit Gala recording available to the public. This year, they honored actor Alan Cumming and filmmaker Lacey Schwartz Delgado.

The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is collaborating with the Tang Teaching Museum on our upcoming exhibition Energy in All Directions.

A series of small decorative boxes sit on an antique looking table, with a green piece of art hanging on the wall behind it.
Xylor Jane, “1,1,2,3,5,8,3,1,4,5,9 one way” (2003), ink on paper, 19 5/8 x 13 ¾ inches; below: 3 painted boxes, New England, c. 1830-1850 (image courtesy Cary Smith)

As part of Hyperallergic’s ongoing series Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections, see what Cary Smith has displayed in his house. You can also read an older edition of this series, featuring Joanne Greenbaum and Bruce Pearson.

Cary Smith was featured in Twice Drawn, Part 2 and The Jewel Thief in 2010. You can also view his work in the Tang Collection as well as the upcoming exhibition Energy in All Directions, opening this fall.

Joanne Greenbaum’s work was also a part of The Jewel Thief.

Bruce Pearson was part of the 2014 group exhibition I was a double.

As part of Galerie Lelong’s ongoing series of artist conversations, Kate Shepherd talks with Mary Sabbatino about her current exhibition Surveillance.

Kate Shepherd’s work was featured in Work: Shaker Design and Recent Art in 2001 and Twice Drawn, Part 1 in 2006.

A photograph of a landscape with trees and a pond with a sculpture in the center of the pond; the words "Upstate Art Weekend: August 29-30" are overlaid on top.
Artwork by Macon Reed

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On August 29 and 30, you can take part in a curated road map to enjoy art outdoors in the Hudson Valley. More information from Upstate Art Weekend coming soon, but save the date!

You can purchase a face mask designed by Jeffrey Gibson to benefit the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and NDN Collective, part of Kavi Gupta’s COVID-19 Mask Project.

Jeffrey Gibson’s work has been exhibited at the Tang in Affinity Atlas in 2015 and Give a damn. in 2018. His work is also featured in the Tang Collection.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Nayland Blake join others to discuss the impact of Peter Hujar in a conversation courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Peter Hujar was part of Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection in 2016 and the student exhibition They’re, Their, There in 2018.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s work is featured in the Tang Collection..

Nayland Blake’s work has been shown in numerous Tang exhibitions, including Living With Duchamp and Opener 3: Nayland Blake: Some Kind of Love — Performance Video, 1989-2002 in 2003, Twice Drawn Parts 1 and 2 in 2006, Power Play in 2010, Liz Collins: Energy Field in 2015 as part of the exhibition’s Guest Artist Project and Beauty and Bite in 2019. Their work has also appeared in the student exhibitions Text Messages and Eye Rhymes in 2010, Masked in 2014, and They’re, Their, There in 2018. You can also view their work in the Tang Collection.

Every Ocean Hughes’ work was in Dance/Draw in 2012.

Presented by Contemporary Arts Society, Isaac Julien takes us inside his studio and shows extracts from Lessons of the Hour (2019), one of his newer works, as well as many others.

Isaac Julien’s work was featured in the student-curated We Will Control the Vertical in 2016.

In this short video, Sarah Cain reads an excerpt from poet Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, as part of Poets House’s series which features different artists, writers, and poets performing a daily 3 pm reading.

Sarah Cain’s work was shown at the Tang as part of the 2014 exhibition I was a double and she will have a solo exhibition at the museum in 2021 entitled Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center.

Hear Njideka Akunyili Crosby in conversation with Jason Rosenfeld, as they talk about what it’s like to create art during this time.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Tang entitled Opener 30: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Predecessors in 2017.

A still from _Flumen Orationis_ showing a black and white image of a hot air balloon in the sky, as viewed from the ground.
Terry Adkins, Flumen Orationis (from The Principalities), 2012. Single-channel stereoscopic digital video with sound, 41:38 minutes. © 2020 The Estate of Terry Adkins / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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From now until July 17th, you can view Terry Adkins’ conceptual film Flumen Orationis, featured as part of ICA Miami’s recent survey of Adkins’ work. This work is a part of the Tang Collection

Adkins was featured at the Tang in the 2012 exhibition Terry Adkins Recital.

A posed portrait of a dark-skinned woman in a patterned dress in front of a green background.
Kwame Brathwaite, Sikolo Brathwaite, African Jazz-Art Society and Studios (AJASS), Harlem, ca. 1968; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019) © Kwame Brathwaite. Courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles.

The Columbia Museum of Art’s exhibition Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite is now online, featuring a tour of the exhibition, recommended playlists, and a panel discussion.

Kwame Brathwaite’s photographs are a featured part of the Tang Collection.

An image from a comic by Kambui Olujimi which depicts figures on horses wearing masks with their fists raised.
An image from Kilter by Kambui Olujimi (Kambui Olujimi/Creative Time Comics)

Creative Time Comics is featuring a new artist each week as they invite them to respond to the current moments. Recent comics have been created by Kambui Olujimi and Chitra Ganesh and the project was featured by Observer

Kambui Olujimi’s work was featured in an installment of our Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video series, and he was also a part of the latest issue of the Tang’s Accelerate publication.

Chitra Ganesh’s work was featured at the Tang as part of the recent exhibition Serious Sparkle and will also be a part of the upcoming exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, due to open in fall 2020.

A drawing of a bird in a yellow and blue harlequin pattern over a blue background with the word "free" below the bird.
Yinka Shonibare, Free, 2020
If you’re able to make a donation to a cause you care about during this time, Between Bridges is offering limited edition prints that support a variety of causes. Their 2020Solidarity project features artists whose works have been shown at the Tang or reside in the Tang Collection, including Yinka Shonibare, Peter Hujar, Jeff Koons, Nicole Eisenman, Nan Goldin, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Glenn Ligon, Wolfgang Tillman, Luc Tuymans, Gillian Wearing, Thomas Struth, Christopher Wool, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Faith Ringgold, a dark-skinned woman, sits in front of several colorful abstract paintings and a large colorful doll.
Meron Tekie Menghistab for The New York Times

Faith Ringgold talks with The New York Times on how the recent protests about racial injustice have inspired her.

Faith Ringgold will be featured in the upcoming 2020 exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, which will open in the fall. You can also view her work in the Tang Collection.

A collage depicting a young dark-skinned girl in a striped dress, one hand in a boxing glove
Glass Castles by Deborah Roberts, 2017, mixed media on paper, 33 x 25 inches, Purchased with generous funding from Ann Schapps Schaffer ’62 and Melvyn S. Schaffer, 2017.52

Hosted by Katy Hessel, the Great Women Artists podcast interviews a different female artist each episode. This one features Deborah Roberts, who talks about her practice and process for creating.

Deborah Roberts’ work is featured in the Tang Collection and was part of the 2018 exhibition _Give a damn.. She will also be one of the artists in the upcoming exhibition Never Done: Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, which opens at the Tang in the fall of 2020.

Laurie Simmons chats with Amy Cappellazzo, Chairman of the Fine Art division of Sotheby’s, about what she and her fellow artists are working on and inspired by during quarantine.

Laurie Simmons’ work has been featured in the exhibitions S.O.S.: Scenes of Sound in 2000, Give a damn. in 2018, and Like Sugar in 2019. You can also view her work in the Tang Collection and in the upcoming show [Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond], opening at the Tang in the fall of 2020.

An installation view of part of the Tang exhibition Mary Weatherford: Canyon-Daisy-Eden
Photo by Arthur Evans

Daily Art Magazine recently profiled Mary Weatherford’s solo exhibition at the Tang in an inaugural entry in their series Behind the Canvas, dedicated to highlighting female artists.

You can also view the expanded exhibition page for the Tang exhibition Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden.

A posed photograph of artist Mary Weatherford, who sits in a studio with canvases in the background
Photo: Antony Hoffman

Mary Weatherford was recently featured in an Artist Spotlight, courtesy of Gagosian, which features interviews, exhibitions of the artist’s work, and much more. Plus, you can also preview Gagosian’s new book Mary Weatherford: I’ve Seen Gray Whale Go By.

You can also view the expanded exhibition page for the Tang exhibition Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden.

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Available for a limited time, hear artist Chitra Ganesh talk about her work and how she envisions utopia as part of a panel discussion from Stellar Projects.

Chitra Ganesh’s work was featured at the Tang as part of the recent exhibition Serious Sparkle and will also be a part of the upcoming exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, due to open in fall 2020.

A self-portrait of artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya, a dark-skinned man, partially hidden behind a black curtain.
Courtesy of Paul Mpagi Sepuya

If you have the ability to give during this time, check out this list of resources recommended by Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Donations over a certain amount will receive a print from the artist.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s work is featured in the Tang Collection.

An image of Ellsworth Kelly's _Austin_, which features a circle of rainbow stained glass in a rounded alcove.
Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin

Check out the Blanton Museum of Art’s livestream of Austin by Ellsworth Kelly (and maybe it will inspire your next baking project).

Ellsworth Kelly’s work has been shown in the exhibitions Twice Drawn, Part 1 and Twice Drawn, Part 2. He will also be featured in the 2021 exhibition Ellsworth Kelly: Postcard.

A Zoom background featuring a contemporary white armchair and an abstract pattern in blues, greens, and orange.
Permanent Sunset, designed by Liz Collins

If you’re looking to step up your Zoom background for your next video meeting, you can get a free one from Liz Collins, courtesy of Flavor Paper.

Liz Collins has been featured in the Tang exhibitions Dance/Draw in 2012, Liz Collins: Energy Field in 2015, and the student-curated exhibition Birthing Bodies in 2017.

Artist Kara Walker, a dark-skinned woman, sits in front of a painting depicting several figures.
Kara Walker, 2019. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; photograph: Ari Marcopoulos.

Read Kara Walker’s thoughts on the current lockdown situations for those reading in the future, part of Frieze’s series of essays on the topic.

Kara Walker’s work has been exhibited at the Tang on a multitude of occasions: the solo exhibition Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress in 2003, Twice Drawn, Part 1 and Twice Drawn, Part 2, both in 2006, Eye Rhymes in 2010, Hope and Anger — The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond in 2014, Dismantling the House in 2015, We Will Control the Vertical in 2016, Birthing Bodies in 2017, When and Where I Enter in 2018, the 2019 exhibitions Like Sugar and Beauty and Bite, and the upcoming show Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond. Her work is also a part of the Tang Collection.

A group portrait of famous black artists
Image courtesy of Wayne Lawrence

The New York Times wrote about a trio of black-owned galleries in the 1960’s and 70’s, and how they launched the careers of many important black artists, including Dawoud Bey and Fred Wilson.

Dawoud Bey was a part of Give a damn., which was on view at the Tang in 2018. He also has work in the Tang Collection.

Fred Wilson’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at the Tang, including Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations 1979-2000 in 2002, Affinity Atlas in 2015, and Other Side: Art, Object, Self in 2017. You can also view his work in the Tang Collection.

A sculpture made of wood pieces stacked on top of each other, with two hollowed out round pieces as the focal points of the work
Double Oculus by Arlene Shechet (2019)

Susanne Vielmetter joins Arlene Shechet as they speak about what it’s like for the artist to create work during the pandemic.

Arlene Shechet was featured at the Tang in the 2009 exhibition Opener 18: Arlene Shechet — Blow By Blow.

An image of a postcard featuring Bartolo di Fredi's Adorazione dei Magi, with an image of the back of the postcard below, featuring a letter from artist Sol LeWitt to his mother
Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt

In tribute to Italy during the pandemic, the estate of Sol LeWitt has shared a collection of Italian postcards from the artist to his mother.

Sol LeWitt’s #1202 Scribbles: Volumes is a featured part of the Tang Atrium. His work has been also been shown at the museum in the exhibitions From Pop to Now: Selections from from the Sonnabend Collection in 2002, Twice Drawn, Part 2 in 2006, and I was a double in 2014.

The process of the creation of #1202 Scribbles: Volumes is a central part of the current Hyde Cabinet 7: The Wall Is Prepared.

An image of an exterior wall and bench painted in a continuous abstract design, with backpacks hanging off of it
Now I’m going to tell you everything by Sarah Cain (2017)

Watch a conversation between Susanne Vielmetter and artist Sarah Cain, as they talk about how the pandemic has changed her artistic practice.

Sarah Cain’s work was shown at the Tang as part of the 2014 exhibition I was a double and will have a solo exhibition at the museum in 2021 entitled Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center.

An image of a woman, artist Liz Collins, sitting in front of an abstract painting
Artist Liz Collins

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Liz Collins’ workspace, courtesy of the Female Design Council.

Liz Collins has been featured in the Tang exhibitions Dance/Draw in 2012, Liz Collins: Energy Field in 2015, and the student-curated exhibition Birthing Bodies in 2017.

Photo by Tim Davis

Tim Davis offers a playlist for an imaginary post-COVID-19 project called Healing Blimps.

Opener 31: Tim Davis— When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) was on view at the Tang in 2018. Davis was also featured in Elevator Music 29: Tim Davis — Unphotographable in 2015.

Hear Lari Pittman speak about his work in conversation with Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, from Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

Lari Pittman was featured in the 2018 Tang exhibition Give a damn. and also has work in the Tang Collection.

An image of a group of people posing for a staged photograph
Photo by Collier Schorr

Read about Nicole Eisenman, Eileen Myles, Elizabeth Streb, Mickalene Thomas and queer identity in a recent New York Times article.

Nicole Eisenman was exhibited in the solo show Opener 17: Nicole Eisenman — The Way We Weren’t in 2009 and also has work featured in the Tang Collection.

Eileen Myles’ writing will be featured in the upcoming exhibition catalogue for Energy In All Directions, opening in the fall of 2020.

Elizabeth Streb’s dance company was featured in the exhibition Streb Action at the Tang in 2019.

Mickalene Thomas has been featured at the Tang in multiple exhibitions, including the student-curated exhibitions Africa Pop Studio in 2017, New Ms. Thang in 2019, and will also be featured in the upcoming exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond in the fall of this year. Thomas’ work also resides in the Tang Collection.

A colorful painting of abstracted fish
Credit Shahzia Sikander

Watch Shahzia Sikander paint alongside her son in their New York City apartment.

Sikander has been featured at the Tang in two solo exhibitions: Opener 6: Shahzia Sikander — Nemesis in 2004 and Shahzia Sikander in 2015, presented in conjunction with Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century.

An image of an artist's studio, featuring brightly colored abstract paintings in the background and a collection of brushes and paints in the foreground
Carrie Moyer Studio

Read about how Carrie Moyer is dealing with the ongoing pandemic and how it is shaping her artistic practice.

Moyer has been exhibited at the Tang on numerous occasions, including About Painting in 2004, The Jewel Thief in 2010, the solo exhibition Opener 24: Carrie Moyer — Pirate Jenny in 2013, Dismantling the House in 2015, Serious Sparkle in 2019, and in the upcoming exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond in 2020.

Moyer is also featured in the Tang Collection, both her solo work and as part of Dyke Action Machine!

A painted image of a man in a red shirt sitting in a chair with a pink background. A cowboy hat sits next to the man
Jose by John Sonsini (2020)

Listen to a conversation between Susanne Vielmetter and John Sonsini, reflecting on the pandemic and creativity during this time.

Sonsini has been featured in the Tang exhibitions Twice Drawn 1 and Twice Drawn 2, both in 2006, and We Will Control the Vertical in 2016.

An image of two people, bodies partially obscured by a black curtain. One figure is laying on the floor in front of a wooden box, the other figure is perched on top of the box. A camera on a tripod is in from of the figures, facing the viewer
A conversation around pictures (0X5A2615) by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (2019)

As part of Vielmetter Los Angeles’ ongoing Garden Conversations series, hear artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya in conversation with Susanne Vielmetter.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s work is featured in the Tang Collection.

An image of the artist, looking into his studio from outside. There is a landscape painting on a chair outside.
Photo of Josh Dorman

Koplin del Rio Gallery has been interviewing artists in their homes and their latest edition features Skidmore alum Josh Dorman ‘88.

Dorman was featured in Alumni Invitational 3 at the Tang in 2011.

Drawing of large figure wearing a t-shirt with the words "relationshlep" on the front, being led by the hand by a smaller figure; a volcano erupts in the background
Image courtesy of Nicole Eisenman

Harper’s Bazaar explored how the art world is aiding in the fight against COVID-19, featuring Amy Sillman and Nicole Eisenman.

Amy Sillman has been featured in a number of Tang exhibitions, including About Painting in 2004, Dance/Draw in 2012, and the solo exhibition Opener 15: Amy Sillman — Third Person Singular in 2009.

Nicole Eisenman’s work was on view at the Tang in 2009 in the exhibition Opener 17: Nicole Eisenman — The Way We Weren’t. You can also view some of her work in the Tang Collection.

Image of homes, backyards, and above-ground pools as seen through a thick overlay of tree branches
Tim Davis posted this photograph on Instagram with the caption, ‘What is beyond the thickets? Is there a beyond the thickets? Is thickets all there is? #upstateeventhorizon

The New York Times recently profiled some of the world’s most prolific photographers on what they are taking pictures of during quarantine, featuring some familiar Tang artists.

Opener 31: Tim Davis— When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) was on view at the Tang in 2018. Davis was also featured in Elevator Music 29: Tim Davis — Unphotographable in 2015. Stephen Shore’s work was exhibited as part of This Place in 2018. Catherine Opie was featured in Give a damn. in 2018, as well as the upcoming exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond. You can also view Opie’s work in the Tang Collection.

Image of four equally spaced brass, sousaphone, and trombone bells standing on end in a row
Terry Adkins Last Trumpet, 1995, Brass and sousaphone and trombone bells, Four parts; Each 216 × 24 × 24 inches (548.6 × 61 × 61 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of David Booth; and gift of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Thompson (by exchange), © 2019 The Estate of Terry Adkins / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Pulitzer Arts Foundation is currently featuring the exhibition Terry Adkins: Resounding and have added a curated Spotify playlist and recommended reading list as part of the exhibition page. Adkins was featured at the Tang in the 2012 exhibition Terry Adkins Recital.

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