Public tours, lectures and special sales at the Tang Museum


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

All events are free and open to the public.

• Tuesday December 7 at 11:30 am and Wednesday December 8 at 6:30 pm: Conference on their own conditions. Students of 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 on the process of making the exhibition and share their research and views on the works. presented in the exhibition On Their Own Terms.

• Thursday December 9 and Friday December 10, all day: sale of Tang books. The Tang will sell a limited supply of exhibition catalogs at reduced prices: $ 5 for the Opener series catalogs; $ 10 for all other books. Discount applies to purchases made in person at the museum, with no shipping available. The hours of December 9 are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hours of December 10 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Browse Tang publications online at

• Thursday, December 9, 6 p.m .: More Than You Notice gallery discussion. The student curators of the exhibition More Than You Notice: Photographic Reflections of Humanity and Socialization will present their research on the work of the exhibition as part of 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 December 10, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m .: Tang Holiday Bazaar. The Tang Student Advisory Council is hosting a one-day market for Skidmore students to sell a variety of items including art, jewelry, clothing, pottery and more.

• Thursday, December 16, 12 noon: Visit of the curator with Ian Berry. Dayton Director Ian Berry takes a public tour of Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center, offering in-depth information about the acclaimed artist and the 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 project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which is part of the Project. World Crochet Coral Reef by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Participants’ corals will be assembled to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which will be on display at the museum as part of Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science, which opens on January 29, 2022.

• Wednesday December 8 and 15, from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m .: Midi Crochet Online: Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara is hosting a half-hour Zoom session of online crochet, discussion and coral creation for our community art project. Registration required.

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

Vaccinated members of the public are welcome at the museum and must present proof of vaccination for admission. Wearing a mask is compulsory for all visitors. The museum is open Thursdays from noon to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. until Sunday, December 19, as well as for the events listed above. For more information, call the Visitor Services office at 518-580-8080 or visit


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