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Upcoming at the Tang

     From Pop to Now, the blockbuster exhibit from the Sonnabend collection, fills Skidmore’s Tang Museum this summer. Featuring works by fifty-seven modern artists—Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Candida Höfer, Anselm Kiefer, Sol LeWitt, Jeff Koons, and more—it’s no wonder the show has been drawing attention in the national media. Don’t miss this exhibition of a lifetime, reflecting forty years of collecting by one of modern art’s most influential gallery owners. From Pop to Now runs through September 29 and then travels to other museums.
     The Tang schedule this fall features two major shows:

    Students, November 1957, photographed by George Tame/the New York Times
    The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from the New York Times Photo Archives. October 12–December 16. More than 200 vintage photographs document a decade of cultural transformation, from McCarthyism, space travel, civil rights, and Cold War politics to post-bebop, abstract expressionism, and beat poetry. Also on view will be a selection of paintings and sculpture chosen from the extensive collection of the Albright Knox Art Gallery to complement the photos and provide an engaging portrait of the decade. Organized by Douglas Dreishpoon ’76, curator at the Albright Knox, and Alan Trachtenberg, professor of English and American studies at Yale University.

    Fred Wilson’s Atlas (1995)
    Fred Wilson, Objects and Installations, 1985–2000. October 26–January 7. For fifteen years, artist and political activist Fred Wilson has produced a sustained and cogent inquiry into the relationship between the art object and the museum. His mock museum installations explore the questions of how museums consciously or unconsciously perpetuate racist beliefs or behavior. This exhibition, organized by Maurice Berger for the Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland–Baltimore County, is the first retrospective to examine Wilson’s research and his influence on the museum community at large.

     Admission to the Tang is free. Museum hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed major holidays. For information about curator’s tours, children’s programs, and other events, call 518-580-8080 or check www.skidmore.edu/tang.


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