A Collision of Disciplines, A Laboratory of Perception

A Collision of Disciplines, A Laboratory of Perception

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

April 4, 2006

A Collision of Disciplines, A Laboratory of Perception

Full conference schedule and registration information available at: www.skidmore.edu/tang

The College Museum: A Collision of Disciplines, A Laboratory of Perception

April 7 & 8, 2006
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
The College Museum: A Collision of Disciplines, A Laboratory of Perception will bring together noted scholar/teachers, artists, museum directors and curators, to reassess the influence college museums can have on their campuses and within the museum world. Discussions and workshops will explore the college museum as a site for engaged inquiry and discovery.

Presenters include Fred Wilson, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Lisa Corrin, Elaine Heumann Gurian, Ivan Karp, Sharon Macdonald, Janet Marstine, Jock Reynolds, Doran Ross, Susan Schwartzenberg, Christopher Steiner, and Adam Weinberg.
Topics Include:

Does science happen only in the laboratory? Art in the studio? Humanities in the library?
Can the college museum foster new forms of cross-disciplinary dialogue?
Can the college museum enhance and expand faculty scholarship?
How can college museums more deeply engage communities inside and outside their walls?
What models of community engagement — new or old — should college museums look to as they seek to expand and deepen their audiences?
What is the measure of a transformative museum experience? How will we know it when we encounter it among our students?
How can a college museum transform itself, moving from one phase to another as it seeks to respond to new demands from its campus and new ideas in the museum field? What institutional stresses accompany such major changes, and how can museum staff deal with them?
The College Museum: A Collision of Disciplines, A Laboratory of Perception comes as the culmination of a three-year program generously funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. The grant allowed Skidmore College to appoint artist Fred Wilson as a distinguished visiting fellow in object exhibition and knowledge, to work with Skidmore faculty in developing closer integration of the college’s academic program and its Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery.

Full conference schedule and registration information available at: www.skidmore.edu/tang

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