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July 18, 2011 - July 24, 2011
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Admissions Summer Open House 2011

Daily Events

Monday 7/18

 

Summer Writers Institute: Poetry and Fiction Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Richard Howard (Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, Talking Cures) and Francine Prose (novelist, A Changed Man)


Tuesday 7/19

Curator Tour of "Alumni Invitational 3"
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Curator Tour of "Alumni Invitational 3" Wachenheim Gallery, Tang Museum at Skidmore College.


 

Reception for Installation 101 with artist Elana Herzog
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Reception for Installation 101 with artist Elana Herzog.


 

Film: Easy Virtue
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Director: Stephan Elliott (England 2008)


 

Summer Writers Institute: Fiction and Poetry Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Amy Hempel (fictionist, The Dog of the Marriage) and Tom Healy (What the Left Hand Knows)


Wednesday 7/20

 

Film Screening: "Fold Crumple Crush: the Art of El Anatsui"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Film Screening of "Fold Crumple Crush: the Art Of El Anatsui" with introduction by director Susan Vogel. Presented in conjunction with the Tang Exhibition,"Enviromnment and Object: Recent African Art."

Filmed over two years in Venice, Italy, Nsukka, Nigeria, and the US, this is a powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist.


 

Summer Writers Institute: Poetry and Fiction Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Charles Simic (Former Poet-Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet) and Danzy Senna (author, Caucasia)


Thursday 7/21

 

Film: Song for a Raggy Boy
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Director: Aisling Walsh (Ireland 2003)


 

Summer Writers Institute: Fiction and Poetry Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Russell Banks (novelist, The Darling) and Chase Twichell (poet, Dog Language)


Friday 7/22

 

Artist Talk
Time: 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Lunchtime talk with artist Nnenna Okore, whose work is on view in "Environment and Object: Recent African Art."

Beverage and dessert provided.


 

UpBeat On the Roof
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

An eclectic series of free music performances on the rooftop of the Tang Museum. Rain location in the Payne Room.

"The Blue Olives," funky blues, jazz and classic rock.


 

Summer Writers Institute: Fiction Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Joyce Carol Oates (National Book Award, them; We Were The Mulvaneys)


Saturday 7/23

 

NYSSSA Ballet: Final Student Performance
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: National Museum of Dance, South Broadway

One of the eight summer residential schools sponsored and supported by the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


Sunday 7/24

 

Flute Concert: Faculty Concert
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Skidmore Summer Flute Institute Faculty Concert Featuring Jan Vinci and the Skidmore Summer Flute Faculty.


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [2/5 - 7/31] "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Malloy Wing
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"Environment and Object in Recent African Art" will examine recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual frameworks: the impact of the environment on contemporary African life, and the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art.

Curated by Lisa Aronson, associate professor of Art History at Skidmore, and John Weber, Dayton Director of the Tang.


FEATURED EVENT
  [3/26 - 7/31] Tang Museum Exhibit: "Alumni Invitational 3"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

The third Alumni Invitational organized by the Tang Museum. Presented as a part of the Tang's 10th anniversary, four Skidmore alumni artists will be shown in the museum's Wachenheim Gallery. Several works by each artist will offer a focused look at the diverse and inventive practices of Skidmore's alumni. Artists will be announced in Spring 2011.


[5/28 - 8/14] "And All You Suck In Is Oil"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"And All You Suck In Is Oil" presents works from the Tang Collection by artists Rita Ackermann, Kim Jones, and Marlene McCarty. The exhibition takes its title from a series of McCarty prints and alludes to the issues of desire and violence explored in each of the artist's works.


[5/28 - 9/18] "MELT"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"MELT" is inspired by the notion that the material world is not fixed and certain, "MELT" presents works from the museum's collection in which artists expose the fluid nature of things we might not usually consider fluid. The works in this exhibition probe the boundaries between visible and invisible, organic and inorganic, solid and liquid, exploring ideas about structure, perception, mutability, and interconnectedness.


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