Get Visual: All Together Now at The Hyde, the Tang, etc.

Though summer is on the wane, a constellation of shows that began to emit from Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum in the spring will continue well into the fall, and so could nicely serve as a buffer to the inevitable end of our warmest season.

Installation view of Summer Bomb Pop at The Hyde Collection; from top, left are works by Myron Stout, Sarah Braman, Mindy Shapero, Robert Reed, and Steve Roden

All Together Now is a wonderfully conceived project in which Tang curators, other art venues’ curators, and Skidmore students collaborated to bring elements from the Tang’s collection into other spaces, where they interact with related works from those museums’ collections. It’s my impression that this concept was birthed by the COVID-caused closure of the Tang to non-Skidmore viewers for more than a year (it reopened to the public on July 10th), and a desire to bring some of its holdings into the community during this shutdown. It also fostered some cool collaborations, and fed fuel to the fire of those students’ educations, which is a core mission of the Tang.

The resulting eight exhibitions, six of which are still on view, cover a lot of ground, from sculptural wooden hat forms, to 19th-century photographs, to contemporary abstract paintings. Among the collaborating institutions are The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, Yaddo and The National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, and the former Brookside Museum (now the Saratoga County History Center) in Ballston Spa. Two of the shows have closed – one at Saratoga Arts and one at the Tang; and two are not easily accessible – at Yaddo and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center; so I recently visited the four that remain, including one at the Tang that opened on July 10 (the prior one closed in June).

From left, works by Augustus Thompson, Bridget Riley,Richmond Burton, and Man Ray are grouped in Summer Bomb Pop

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