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Behind the scenes at the Tang
The Tang Group


Behind the Scenes at the Tang

Behind the Scenes at the Tang invites students of all interests to join us on a journey discovering the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore campus, and the Saratoga Springs community, all while exploring connections between art, ideas and ourselves.

During the program, you will get an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the museum and how it functions as an interdisciplinary teaching museum for the campus and surrounding community. You will meet museum staff and explore the current exhibitions and permanent collection of more than 7,000 objects.

And you will create art! On your own and in groups, you will make pieces inspired by the things you have seen, the people you have met and the ideas you have explored. The art projects are designed and led every year by the group’s peer advisors, Skidmore students who work and connect with the museum in various capacities, such as education, collection and exhibition assistants, Tang guides, interns and more. The projects take inspiration from the art on view at the Tang, use a range of arts and crafts materials and are open to all skill levels. The final pieces created in the program are displayed at Case Gallery, the student art gallery in Case Campus Center.

Participants do not need any prior art-making experience, just an openness to new experiences and a willingness to have fun!

Program director: Tom Yoshikami, museum educator for college and public programs, Tang Teaching Museum, 518-580-5066