Tang Family Saturdays: Cabinets of Curiosity is on Saturday, Jul 29th from 2-3:30pm at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery (815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs).
Held on Saturdays from July 8 through August 19, the programs include a hands-on art activity following a brief tour of one of the exhibitions, with all materials provided. The programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 PM except where noted, and are free and open to the public. Suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions, the Family Saturday programs are fun and educational.
Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited and the programs are very popular. You may sign up for each program up to one week in advance.
For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 580-8080.
July 29: Cabinets of Curiosity: 2pm to 3:30pm
We will look at David Ireland’s playful cabinet of curiosity, Spanish Corner Cabinet, in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard. Ireland includes ice cream dishes, colored rectangles, a spool of wire and other unusual objects inside his wooden cabinet. We will build ours from cardboard boxes, then add little trinkets we make out of various materials to put on our shelves.
August 5: Make an Audio Cassette Cover: 2pm to 3:30pm
We will spend time in the elevator, listening to Up = Out: A Sun Ra Mixtape. We will check out the tape-mixing station in the elevator, then make colorful cassette covers for what could be our ideal tape mix.
August 12: Make a Flag: 2pm to 3:30pm
We will look at the brightly-colored and varied Asafo flags from Ghana in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, then make flags out of felt using images of people and animals together.
August 19: Beads, Beads, Beads: 2pm to 3:30pm
We will look at the gorgeous necklaces from Nagaland State in India in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard. After discussing the colors and designs, we will make necklaces, bracelets, belts, and other accessories out of pipe cleaners, beads, buttons, and more.