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Tang Teaching Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The purpose of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery is to awaken the community to the richness and diversity of the human experience through the medium of art. The Tang invites curiosity and collaborative learning through active engagement with ideas, artworks, and exhibitions. Programming tailored to foster formative connections between contemporary art and students of all ages is central. Critical to this end are direct experiential opportunities for Skidmore students to participate in integral aspects of museum practice. The Tang Museum collects works of art, which by their preservation and display, provide opportunity for further study. A vigorous publication program serves as a learning tool and will join regular traveling exhibitions as important means of outreach.
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The exhibit was all sexual exploration. It was not interesting or enjoyable. Could have found a better use of my 20 minutes.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Shelley P
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Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Museum is a wonderful piece of architecture and walking inside the main entrance let me know that the interior would be the same.
The main attraction, for me, was the new exhibit by Mel Ziegler and his 'Flag Exchange ' project.
If you are ever in the area, make sure you go visit.
The museum is free entrance, but they do accept donations.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 197theresas
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

Saw this building for the first time at my 40th Skidmore reunion. The building is absolutely wonderful. Really enjoyed the art work.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank moandsoChicago
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

The "Borrowed Light" photography exhibit was a history of the art and craft to photography from its earliest pioneers to its modern practitioners. With some little confusion, the guides offered information and explanations about genre, technique and a little science, too. The ALMA THOMAS exhibit was interesting, too; a notable female Afro-American modern artist!
The staff were all knowledgeable and anxious to offer information. Just one complaint: a few more chairs scattered around would have been nice for this ol' man!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank smartcus
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MichaelJanairo, Public Relations Manager at Tang Teaching Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thanks for your review! We are working on more seating, in addition to the benches in the atrium, the lounge installation on the mezzanine and the chairs on the bridge, just before the Borrowed Light exhibition.

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been going to exhibits at the Tang for years and while some of the art may be a "bit over my head" it's always a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The Borrowed Light photo exhibit that is there thru August 2016 is a must see. If you are lucky enough to live here or be in town when they are having an "opening reception" be sure to attend.....besides being able to take advantage of the wonderful artwork there's always a nice cocktail party that is "free to the public."

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MOE12866
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MichaelJanairo, Public Relations Manager at Tang Teaching Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thanks for your review and your positive comments about Borrowed Light!

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