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We’re All Water

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Are we, though?

Are we, though?

Tomorrow, the campus Yoko Ono cult club Air Talk will be sponsoring an event at the Tang titled “We’re All Water,” billed as “an evening of Yoko Ono-inspired collaborative performances, art-making, music, films, and more.”

They’ll also be inaugurating Skidmore’s Wish Tree, an installation designed by Yoko Ono. The tree will be on the cement walkway between Case Center and Tang Museum and will be up till May 16. Here’s the press thingy:

Since the 1990s, Yoko Ono’s participatory art installation Wish Tree has appeared in locations all over the world. Wish Tree invites anyone to write down their personal wishes and tie them to the tree. Skidmore College’s Wish Tree will join an international network of Wish Trees, including installations at Oberlin College in Ohio, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Japan. On May 16, all of Skidmore’s wishes will be collected and sent to Ono to be buried around her Imagine Peace Tower, an installation in Reykjavík, Iceland dedicated to the memory of her late husband John Lennon.  More than a million people have shared their wishes with Ono.

I know what you’re thinking. “YOKO BROKE UP THE BEATLES, FUCK HER BLAH BLAH BLAH.” Get over it, idiot. They would have broken up anyway and it’s probably good that it happened when it did because Let It Be—while at times marvelous—is a deeply flawed album.


Thursday April 18, 6pm @ Tang

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Bike Share Design Contest

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Here’s a competition for art/bike people:

Remember that bike share program we used to have? Well its been revamped! Now known as ThoroughTreds, this program lends bicycles to Skidmore students at no charge in order to cut back on our greenhouse gas emissions and promote a healthy lifestyle. In order to celebrate the relaunching of the Skidmore bike share program we are holding a bicycle design competition! We want you to come up with a way to decorate the ThoroughTreds’ bicycles that shows off your creative thought! Submit a decoration design for a bicycle with a helmet to go along. The bicycles need to be functional so don’t design anything that will fall apart or inhibit it from being ridden, otherwise go crazy! We will choose the top three designers that will implement their art on the bikes. This is a chance to have your own permanent mobile art exhibition! We await your designs!

The deadline is April 22. Submit your designs to

The Mythic Figure @ Schick Gallery

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I was told it would be okay to make a joke about this sculpture’s resemblance to a dinosaur turd, but I won’t because I’m a very mature writer

Tomorrow is the opening reception for “The Mythic Figure,” an exhibition of works by sculptors William Tucker and Ed Smith and painter Pamela Avril, at the Schick Gallery.

Apparently, this is the first sculpture show at the Schick, or at least the first in a very long time (I certainly don’t remember any other sculpture shows in my time here). It’s curated by John Galt (the art professor, not the famous objectivist revolutionary).

Also, there will probably delicious free food (the chicken satay/peanut sauce combo DESTROYED THE COMPETITION at the last Schick opening I attended).

Thursday April 4, 5:30pm @ Schick Gallery

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Corita Art Day @ Tang

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

mary does laugh, 1964

Tomorrow and Friday, the Tang will be celebrating the life of activist, artist, and educator Corita Kent, whose work has been featured in the current Tang exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent. 

Corita was a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, teaching at Immaculate Heart College’s Art Department from 1947 to 1968. She worked in printmaking and silkscreening for over three decades, with her art becoming gaining immense popularity in the 1960s and 70s, often directly commenting on the social and political turmoil of the era. Perhaps her most famous work is “Rainbow Swash,” a large-scale design painted on a 140-foot tall storage tank in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Here’s the Skid Propaganda for the event tomorrow:

Corita Art Day brings together a group of experts on Corita’s art and life, including UCLA Hammer Museum Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Cynthia Burlingham, Corita Art Center director Sasha Carrera, and Los Angeles-based independent curator and critic Michael Duncan. After a day of discussion and exploration of Corita’s work, the event will conclude with an evening of collaborative art-making that takes inspiration from projects Corita, her students, and the IHC Art Department created together.

No reservations are necessary and the event is free and open to the public.

Thursday March 21

  • Gallery tour and Discussion, 12pm
  • Discussion, 5:30pm
  • Party, 7pm

Friday March 22

  • Gallery Q&A, 10am
(via Tang)

Artist Sergei Isupov to Deliver Raab Lecture

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Isupov’s “A wistful young woman”

Tomorrow, Ukrainian artist Sergei Isupov will deliver the annual Raab Visiting Artist Lecture in the Tang.

Isupov, a Surrealist primarily working in ceramic sculpture, left the Soviet Union in 1983 in the years before the cultural and artistic agitation of Gorbachev’s perestroika. Here’s the Skid Prop on the event:

Often called an erotic Surrealist for his daring representations of sexuality, relationships, and human encounter, Isupov takes narrative subject matter and merges it with ceramic sculptural form. Drawing on personal experience and human observation, he creates works that integrate autobiography with universal narrative. The Ukraine native combines a bold color palette, heavily tattooed faces, and textured surfaces, all of which relate his works to the aesthetics of traditional Russian art, as well as to contemporary styles of illustration.


Tuesday March 5, 6pm @ Tang

(via Skidmore)

Rivkah Gevinson @ Case Gallery

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Possibly the Hamptons?

Tomorrow is the opening of “Pace,” an exhibition of collected artwork by Rivkah Gevinson ’13, in Case Gallery. The show will run until next Wednesday, with a closing reception starting at 5:30pm. I would write more but I’ve been told that ambiguity is the best course of action. Check it out.

Friday February 8—Wednesday February 13 @ Case Gallery

Eye Level Photography Show

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

By Lindsay Tucker ’13, from the Eye Level Photography Show

The Eye Level Photography Show will take place tomorrow evening in the Atrium.

Over the course of the semester,  Julia Luckett ’12, Hana Porter ’14, and Lindsay Tucker ’13 participated in an internship with Emma Dodge Hanson, a Saratoga photographer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, and other publications. During the internship, these three ladies helped out Hanson and completed their own photography projects, the best examples of which are compiled in tomorrow’s show.

These student photography exhibitions are always pretty impressive, so check it out on the way to stuffing your disgusting fucking faces at D-Hall.

Thursday December 13, 6-8pm @ Atrium

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Facet/Downbeat Lounge @ the Tang

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012


This Thursday night at the Tang is going to be a THRILLING, two-part extravaganza. First, Terry Adkins’ Lone Wolf Recital Corps will be performing music and spoken word pieces in collaboration with Skidmore students, as part of Facets.

The Tang describes the group as:

“A performance unit with a revolving membership of multi-disciplinary artists and musicians, the Lone Wolf Recital Corps was founded by Adkins in 1986 and has performed widely, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, American Academy in Rome, New World Symphony in Miami, and MoMA PS1, New York.”

Following the Adkins performance, the Tang will be “be completely transformed into a low key music lounge with two stages, a mini bar, and intimate seating,” inspired by Adkins’ Tang exhibit, Recital.

Several student bands/musicians will be performing, including:

No booze, but hors d’oeuvres and culture. Don’t complain.

*Edgy name!

Thursday November 8, 7pm @ Tang

(via Tang, Facebook)

Faculty Art Exhibition Opens Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Plaidish by Victoria Palermo

Here’s another installment of our “Professors-Are-People-Too” series: there will be an opening reception for the 2012 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition (unnecessarily awkward title, I know) at the Schick Gallery tomorrow night.

Each year, the Schick displays the work of several faculty artists. This year, the artists include: Trish Lyell, drawings; Deborah Morris, paintings; Victoria Palermo, sculpture, and Matt Wilt, ceramics.

The exhibition will run from September 13 to October 21.

Thursday, September 13 in Schick Gallery @ 5:30pm

(via Skidmore)

What You’re Missing at the Tang Right Now

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Funnily enough, the Tang is not just a roof strewn with shards of glass from broken beer bottles; it’s also a real-life museum where people wearing all black will yell at you if you touch the pictures. Here are some ongoing exhibitions that you will tell your friends you’ve been meaning to check out but probably never will:

  • Bottled Desire August 14 – September 30, 2012: A collection of antique snuff bottles donated by an alum in 1979, on display for the very first time.
  • Terry Adkins Recital July 14 – December 2, 2012: A collection of three decades of mixed media pieces that pay homage to the lives of various historical figures, from Washington DC-based artist Terry Adkins.
  • Dance/Draw July 14 – December 30, 2012: A four-part series examining the interplay between visual art and dance.
  • Hearing Pictures May 31 – December 30, 2012: A multimedia exhibit that invites visitors to create their own imagined “soundtracks” for various pieces culled from the Tang Collection by using a microphone in the gallery.
And, beginning last Saturday:
  • We the People September 8, 2012 – April 7, 2013: A massive, multi-disciplinary exhibit that will explore how citizens of the United States interact with the Constitution.

If you’re planning on asking any studio art majors out on a date, you could do a lot worse than the Tang, so head on over to that big ol’ iceberg and check it out.

(via Tang)