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Tang Museum at Skidmore College

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College opened in October 2000. Designed by architect Antoine Predock, the 39,000-square-foot building is sited dramatically on Skidmore’s scenic campus. The Tang Museum was conceived to:

  • Promote active use of the museum by the college community
  • Foster dialogue between academic disciplines
  • Encourage exchange between the campus and the communities of upstate New York
  • Support Skidmore’s unique role in regional and national cultural scenes

The Tang’s designation as a “teaching museum” signals Skidmore’s intent to make Tang exhibitions and museum use by students and faculty a significant aspect of the interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts education it offers. Reflecting this vision, Skidmore faculty have played a central role in creating exhibitions. The Tang’s mission centrally incorporates a focus on ideas, regular use of museum galleries and collection facilities as teaching spaces, and the principle that artworks can and should be used to help advance knowledge across other disciplines.

Tang Museum at Skidmore College Projects

Installation Panoramas at the Tang Museum
Installation Panoramas at the Tang Museum

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College‘s newly-renovated website includes some of the first panoramic slide shows ever used on a museum website.  The panoramas are QTVRs (QuickTime Virtual Reality) that allow a viewer to rotate the viewfinder around a gallery and see what’s inside.  It is a great way to […]


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