Local Arrangement Tours
Both tours will be on Wednesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm, and are ticketed events.
Tour of Saratoga Springs
This will be a general tour of historic Saratoga Springs. We will view the Victorian architecture of North Broadway, Historic Saratoga Racetrack, Congress Park, the Canfield Casino and the downtown Broadway business district. We will taste test a couple of mineral springs and discuss the evolution of the city from a pinewood forest to a world class resort. Saratoga was the ultimate social playground of the rich and famous in the 1800's. Founded on the healing mineral springs that are found in the city it became the destination of thousands of people who came to see and be seen in the United States.
Tour of the Tang Museum
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
Predock’s architectural design for the Tang Museum features spatial intersections, transparency, and flexibility. Its facilities include:
• Two major exhibition galleries
While on the tour, take the opportunity to embrace your inner artist and engage in a hands on art-making activity appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Explore your creativity and take home a unique souvenir.
For a list of exhibitions at the time of the Conference, please visit http://tang.skidmore.edu/index.php/calendars/tag:1/upcoming:1