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Frances Day at The Tang Teaching Museum

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The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is opening its doors to the public for a day of free events on the fifth annual Frances Day, a community open house from 2 to 6 pm, Saturday, July 14. Visitors can experience multiple contemporary art exhibitions, art-making activities, food, music, and fun in honor of the museum’s namesake, Frances Young Tang.


  • 2 to 5 pm: Drop-in activities include printmaking with artist Kamau Amu Patton, photo diorama with Wendy Red Star and Beatrice Red Star Fletcher, button making, sun visor decorating, a collaborative two-sided pegboard and yarn artwork, giveaways, and more
  • 2 pm: Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour with Senior Museum Registrar Elizabeth Karp and Collections Registrar Jessica Lubniewski 
  • 3 pm: Curator’s tour of the exhibition Give a damn. with Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara
  • 4 pm: Dona Nelson: Stand Alone Paintings gallery tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry and artist Dona Nelson
  • 5 pm: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra perform on the lawn

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 518-580-8080.

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