Tang Response to Coronavirus

The Tang welcomes the Skidmore community!

The Tang Teaching Museum welcomes the Skidmore community during the intersession. Faculty, students, and staff can make appointments to visit on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, from December 1 through 18 and from January 5 through 29.

Faculty members, especially, are invited to make appointments to visit the museum in preparation for their spring semester classes. Faculty interested in teaching with exhibitions, please contact Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs, at rseligma@skidmore.edu. Faculty interested in teaching with collections, please contact Kara Jefts, Collections Registrar, at kjefts@skidmore.edu.

For all other members of the Skidmore community, please make an appointment by using this form or calling 518-580-8080. Please make your appointment at least 24 hours in advance of your visit.

Exhibitions on view include Energy in All Directions, Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, and Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees. The exhibition We’ve Only Just Begun: 100 Years of Skidmore Women in Politics is on view online.

The Museum’s spring semester hours will be announced in January.

What You Should Know

  • The Tang Teaching Museum is open by appointment for Skidmore faculty, students, and staff during the intersession.

  • Appointments can be made on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, from December 1 through 18 and from January 5 through 29 by using this form or calling 518-580-8080.

  • All visitors must follow Skidmore College’s social-distancing guidelines as outlined in the College’s Reopening Safety Action Plan.

  • The Museum hopes to reopen to the public after the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year, subject to the provisions of the College’s Reopening Safety Action Plan.

  • Please visit Skidmore's Campus Planning 2020-21 page for College updates.

  • For Museum updates, visit the Tang homepage at http://tang.skidmore.edu or sign up for our email newsletter. Feel free to email tang@skidmore.edu with any questions.

FAQs

Is the Museum open to anyone?
In line with Skidmore College policies for the health and safety of the campus community, the Museum is open only to Skidmore faculty, students, and staff for now.


As a Skidmore College faculty member, can I teach with Tang exhibitions and collections, remotely, in-person, or in a hybrid?
Yes! The Museum staff is available to work with Skidmore professors to schedule in-person visits, assist with research, and help with remote teaching. To make an appointment, contact:

  • Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs, about teaching with exhibitions at rseligma@skidmore.edu

  • Kara Jefts, Collections Registrar, about teaching with collections at kjefts@skidmore.edu

When will the Museum reopen to the public?
Following the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year, the Museum hopes to reopen to the public subject to the provisions of the College’s Reopening Safety Action Plan. Please check our website for updates at http://tang.skidmore.edu or sign up for the Museum’s email newsletter.


Will there be any public events?
The Tang has many public events available online. Please check our calendar for event updates or sign up for the Museum’s email newsletter.


Can I bring my community group/school group/home-school group to the Museum for a tour/art-making activity?
Not at this time. The Museum is adhering to Skidmore College policies to limit the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing and other measures. Check out our new Tang at Home page for at-home art-making activities. For more information, please contact Sunny Ra, The Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, via email at at sra@skidmore.edu.

Thank you!

We wish you and your family good health during this challenging time. Thank you for your support of the Tang Teaching Museum, and we hope to see you soon.

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