Ian Berry: Teaching Students How To See

Director Ian Berry has established Skidmore College’s Tang Museum as a leader among teaching museums, transforming it into a laboratory that combines various disciplines with art.

Ian Berry likes to think of the Tang as Skidmore’s surrogate football team. ARTHUR EVANS/COURTESY FRANCES YOUNG TANG TEACHING MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK

Ian Berry likes to think of the Tang as Skidmore’s surrogate football team.
ARTHUR EVANS/COURTESY FRANCES YOUNG TANG TEACHING MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK

“A college is a great context for getting at the things that are life changing and transformative about art,” says Ian Berry, director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. “You’re working with undergraduates who are figuring out who they’re going to be, learning how to be critical consumers of information, deciding what kind of tribe they’re going to land in.”

Click here for full story courtesy: ArtNews

Far and Wide 2014

Ian Berry is this year’s juror for the WAAM’s 6th Annual  Regional Show – Far and Wide, open to artists in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont.

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