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Tang Museum

Cultural Museums and Collections

Frances Young Tang, a 1961 graduate of Skidmore College, majored in textile design and went on to run a company that restored historical buildings in New York City. She and her husband, the financier Oscar Tang, had four children and were philanthropists, whose generosity included a 1989 gift to Skidmore’s Chinese Studies Department.

Frances died at age 53 in 1992, the same year her youngest daughter graduated from Skidmore. In 1996, the Tang family made a major gift toward the museum. “My late wife was a very creative person, and it was at Skidmore that she was able to further develop those skills,” Oscar Tang said. “It is my hope that the new museum-gallery will enhance creativity and visual learning of students in all the disciplines.”


The Tang invites curiosity and collaborative learning through active engagement with ideas, artworks, and exhibitions. Programming tailored to foster formative connections between contemporary art and students of all ages is central. Critical to this end are direct experiential opportunities for Skidmore students to participate in integral aspects of museum practice.

The Tang Museum collects works of art, which by their preservation and display, provide opportunity for further study. A vigorous publication program serves as a learning tool and will join regular traveling exhibitions as important means of outreach.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

Skidmore College


Season And Hours Open

Tuesday 12 pm - 5 pm Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 9 pm Friday 12 pm - 5 pm Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm Closed Mondays and major holidays.