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Chuck Webster, (b. Binghamton, New York, 1970), Summer Bomb Pop, 2008, oil on panel, 60 x 48 x 2 in., Tang Teaching Museum collection, Gift of Stefan Simchowitz , 2012.16.12.
Chuck Webster / Tang Teaching Museum collection

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY has spent its time closed by COVID-19 curating just the right collection of works to present to the public once it reopened. They are once again welcoming visitors. So, Hello Again!

The museum’s halls include the Summer Bomb Pop exhibit, a collaboration from the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The collaboration features art from both museums, including some work in the Hyde’s collection that hasn’t seen the light of day since being acquired, such as an Andy Warhol piece. Also, there is an exhibit of new sculpture by John Van Alstine.

To tell us more, we welcome Hyde Collection CEO Norm Dascher and Jonathan Canning - Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming.

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Second Buddha: Master of Time,” the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents “Bardo Now,” three evenings this week of special guests who use literature, art, and music to explore the Tibetan Buddhist concept of the bardo which is often understood as the intermediate space between death and rebirth.

We are joined by Ian Berry, the Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and Benjamin Bogin, the director of the Asian Studies Program at Skidmore College.

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is having a two-day 3-D Doings Symposium October 25-26 in conjunction with the acclaimed exhibition “3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980.”

“3-D Doings,” which runs through January 6, is the first in-depth exploration of the little-known sculptural work and dimensional painting made by the Chicago Imagists during the early years of their practice. The symposium features a dialogue with Art Green and Flip Philips on October 25, and, on October 26, a gallery talk with artists Sarah Canright, Art Green, Mimi Gross, Lorri Gunn, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, and Suellen Rocca, a reception, and a panel discussion .

“3-D Doings” is organized by The Tang’s Ian Berry and Chicago-based curators and scholars John Corbett and Jim Dempsey. 

Frances Young Tang was a businesswoman, philanthropist, and 1961 Skidmore College graduate who died in 1992. In her memory, the Tang family made a substantial donation that led to the Tang Teaching Museum becoming a reality in 2000. Frances Day honors Frances Young Tang’s legacy of creativity and philanthropy with a day of free activities.

The museum’s fifth annual Frances Day, a community open house from 2 to 6 pm is on Saturday, July 14th. Visitors can experience multiple contemporary art exhibitions, art-making activities, tours, food, music, and more. Ian Berry is the Dayton director of The Tang.

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has a jam-packed summer of arts and culture – including their 4th annual Frances Day Community Celebration on July 15th, a new season of UpBeat on the roof concerts and great new exhibitions in all the galleries.  Plus a special new book celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute and its founder Don McCormack.

Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College and Michael Janairo, the museum’s Assistant Director for Engagement  join us to tell us more.

The Tang Teaching Museum on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga will be having an Election Night Extravaganza - a full evening of dialogue, activities, and refreshments with live coverage of the voting results. 

The event is co-sponsored by Skidmore College clubs Democracy Matters, College Republicans, and College Democrats. This event is part of the exhibition A More Perfect Union and is free and open to the public which runs from 7 pm to midnight.

To tell us more – we welcome Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and curator of A More Perfect Union. Minita Sanghvi, an assistant professor in Management and Business at Skidmore College who specializes in political marketing and issues of gender and power. And Ron Seyb is here, an associate professor of political science, who specializes in the American presidency, the U.S. Congress, political psychology, and the media and politics.

 

   The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will hold their annual Frances Day, a community open house from noon to 5 - Saturday, July 11th - full of art, art-making, food, music, and fun in honor of the museum's namesake.

Frances Young Tang was a wife, mother, and 1961 Skidmore College graduate who died in 1992. In her memory, the Tang family made a substantial donation that led to the Tang Teaching Museum becoming a reality. The museum opened in 2000. Frances Day honors Frances Young Tang's legacy of creativity and philanthropy with a day of free activities for art-lovers of all ages.

To tell us more about Frances Day, we welcome - Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum; Ginger Ertz, Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs; and the Museum Educator for College and Public Programs, Megan Hyde.

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has received a $100,000 award to kick-start a fundraising campaign.

The Tang was awarded the challenge grant from the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.

Ian Berry, museum director, said Kelly, a recognized painter in New York's Hudson Valley, is a "critically influential artist" and that the award is critical as the museum grows its collection.

The fundraising effort by the museum will support an endowment to care for its collection of more than 7,000 objects.