Schedule of Events
May 15-16, 2020
Details of these activities and events may change by May 15. An up-to-date final schedule, noting time changes and locations, will be available upon your arrival on campus. Please be sure to pick one up at the Information Desk in Case Center's commons area, second floor, on Friday, May 15, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Your senior will also receive a copy.
Friday, May 15
Periclean Scholar Awards Ceremony followed by Recognition for Graduating Honors Forum Seniors
Filene Recital Hall, Filene Hall
Held annually, the Periclean Scholar Awards competition recognizes excellence by awarding up to four prizes to seniors for distinguished projects in all disciplines. Periclean Scholar Awards recipients share the honor of this achievement at a ceremonial presentation of the project open to the College community. Following these presentations, Honors Forum members who are graduating seniors will receive their recognition medals. A reception will follow to celebrate graduating HF seniors and Periclean Scholar Awards recipients. For additional information on Periclean Honors Forum, please contact Yelena Biberman at email@example.com.
Mary Weatherford: Canyon-Daisy-Eden
Artist: Mary Weatherford
Feb 8, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Over the last three decades, Mary Weatherford has established herself with her lusciously seductive, conceptual paintings. Through seven distinctive bodies of work, she has explored the ways in which we navigate our surroundings, both natural and cultural. Her paintings, rectangles on the wall covered in color that remain laden with the weight of history, are, in Weatherford’s deft treatments, wry commentary on the productive relationship between art and lives being lived messily.
Mary Weatherford: Canyon-Daisy-Eden will reveal her long-standing practice and her engagement with narrative. Starting from her earliest target paintings based on operatic heroines, the exhibition covers the gestural abstractions redacted with bent neon that launched her career in the 2010s. Each body of work has built carefully upon the achievements of the previous series. Weatherford’s first museum survey will make clear that knowledge of her trajectory makes the experience her works more evocative, poetic, and resonant.
Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden is organized by guest curator Bill Arning and Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Artists: Harry Benson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Michael Stokes, Tom of Finland, Boris Vallejo
Feb 22, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020
Flex considers intersections of muscular physiques and heroic images, how they represent
changing notions of bravery, beauty, and health. Sculpted bodies become sites of desire,
power, and cultural performance, where different types of identity acquire definition,
much as muscles do. This exhibition demonstrates how certain classical ideals are
referenced and re-articulated in modern art and media, whether employed to authorize
or to interrogate modern constructions of masculinity. Dramatic physical transformations
are often accompanied by a rhetoric of self-improvement along with rituals of self-devotion,
which might tacitly or explicitly endorse ageism or ableism. Flex looks carefully at muscled images, but also reflects upon the unrelenting gaze through
which bodies are continually scrutinized, criticized, and corrected—if not perfected.
Flex is co-curated by Dan Curley, Associate Professor of Classics, and Gregory Spinner, Teaching Professor in Religious Studies.
Senior Thesis Art Exhibit
May 10–16, 2020
This exhibit showcases outstanding works in all media by senior studio-art majors.
For more information on these exhibitions, go to https://tang.skidmore.edu/exhibitions/upcoming
Main Gym, Williamson Sports Center
By invitation only.
Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
Induction ceremony for new members. Faculty, staff, students, and their families are welcome to attend. Reception follows.
Case Center Plaza (Rain plan - Case Center)
A brief ceremony for seniors, families, and friends to dedicate the Class of 2020 brick pathway, given by the families of the Class of 2020 in honor of their graduating seniors. Each brick is engraved with the name of the student whose parents participate in the Class of 2020 Parents Fund.
For more information about Class of 2020 Parents Fund, visit https://www.skidmore.edu/parents/senior.php
(Rain plan -Williamson Sports Center, Main Gym)
President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach greet seniors, their guests, trustees, faculty, and staff at their home, historic Scribner House.
Saturday, May 16
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, Skidmore College Campus
Families, friends, and seniors are welcome as guests of the College.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park
Seniors arrive, pick up diplomas, and form processional.
Audience members are asked to be seated by this time.
109th Commencement Exercises
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park
Murray Aikins Dining Hall, Skidmore College Campus
Come celebrate! Please join graduates, families, friends, faculty, and staff for a celebratory reception following the Commencement Ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of Skidmore College's Class of 2020.
The Skidmore Shop will be open Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with 15% off on branded merchandise.
On Saturday, the Skidmore Shop will be open from 1-5 p.m. on First Floor of Case Center. Join us at the Skidmore Shop to take advantage of the opportunity to take home memorabilia of your time at Skidmore College. Do not forget to pick up your free alumni window sticker.