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
• 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

Predock’s architectural design for the Tang Museum features spatial intersections, transparency, and flexibility. Its facilities include:

• Two major exhibition galleries
• A 150-person multi-purpose event space
• Two multimedia-equipped classrooms
• Permanent storage for the Tang’s collection
• A rooftop patio for public events
• A spacious, light-filled central atrium for openings and receptions
• A Tang Store with books, design objects, and cultural products
• Prep and workshop space for onsite exhibition design, staging, and construction work

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