Tuesday, 23 November 2021 13:00

Public Tours, Talks, and Special Sales at Tang Museum

Irish Satellite Reef at Science Gallery (Dublin), photo © Institute For Figuring. Irish Satellite Reef at Science Gallery (Dublin), photo © Institute For Figuring.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to special in-person talks, tours, and sales to close out the fall semester.

All events are free and open to the public. 

• Tuesday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m.: On Their Own Terms Gallery Talk. Students in the Scribner Seminar “Outsiders? Folk and Self-Taught Artists in the United States,” taught by Assistant Professor of Art History Nancy Thebaut, will present a public program about the process of making the exhibition and share their research and insights into works on view in the exhibition On Their Own Terms.

• Thursday, Dec. 9, and Friday, Dec. 10, All day: Tang Book Sale. The Tang will be selling a lim-ited supply of exhibition catalogues at reduced rates: $5 for Opener series catalogues; $10 for all other books. Discount applies to purchases made in-person at the museum, with no shipping avail-able. Dec. 9 hours are 9 am to 9 pm; Dec. 10 hours are 9 am to 6 pm. Peruse the Tang’s publica-tions online at tang.skidmore.edu/publications. 

Thursday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.: More Than You Notice Gallery Talk. Student curators of the exhibi-tion More Than You Notice: Photographic Reflections of Humanity and Socialization will present their research on the work in the exhibition in a public program as part of the social work course “Power, Privilege, and Oppression,” taught by Skidmore Assistant Professor of Social Work June Paul. 

• Friday, Dec. 10, 3:30 to 6 p.m.: Tang Holiday Bazaar. The Tang Student Advisory Council is or-ganizing a one-day marketplace for Skidmore students to sell a variety of wares, including art, jew-elry, clothing, pottery, and more. 

• Thursday, Dec. 16, 12 p.m.: Curator’s Tour with Ian Berry. Dayton Director Ian Berry gives a public tour of Opener 33: Sarah Cain—Enter the Center, offering in-depth information about the acclaimed artist and exhibition. 

In addition to the new events listed above, the Tang also welcomes the public to the following previously announced events—one in-person and most online—related to the community art-making project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which is part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Participants’ corals will be assembled together to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which will be exhibited at the Museum as part of Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science, opening Jan. 29, 2022.

Wednesday, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, 12 to 12:30 p.m.: Lunchtime Crochet Online: Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts a half-hour Zoom drop-in session of crocheting, chatting, and cre-ating corals online for our community art project. Registration required. 

• Tuesday, December 7, 7 p.m.: Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef: Join us via Zoom for a workshop and craft circle to learn to crochet corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef. Instructors will lead beginners in the single crochet stitch, which is all you need to make your very own coral! Register via Zoom. 

Vaccinated members of the public are welcome to the museum and must show proof of vaccina-tion for admission. Masks are required to be worn by all visitors. The Museum is open Thursdays from noon to 9 pm, and Fridays through Sundays from noon to 5 pm through Sunday, Dec. 19, as well as for events listed above. For more information, call the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit tang.skidmore.edu. 

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