Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY has gone through many changes since it began in the early 1900s as a women's college. Founded by Lucy Ann Skidmore as the "Young Women's Industrial Club" in 1903, the club was later chartered as a women's vocational school in 1911 and took the name "Skidmore School of Arts." By 1922, after handing out degrees under the State University of New York, Skidmore College became an independent four-year college able to grant degrees under their own authority. In October of 1961, Skidmore College made another historic first when the campus was relocated to downtown Saratoga Springs, NY for the first time, which is perhaps only eclipsed by the historic first that took place in 1971. That's when men were enrolled in Skidmore College for the first time.
Skidmore College's Tang Art Museum is a 39,000-square-foot teaching and exhibition facility that opened to rave reviews in October 2000 and was designed by renowned architect Antoine Predock. More properly known as The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, The Tang Museum and Art Gallery houses more than 4,500 works from American, European, African, Asian and South American artists. Among the most notable pieces in the Tang collection are works by European masters like Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Francisco de Goya and more modern artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Nan Goldin. For more details about the collections and current exhibitions at the Tang Museum and Art Gallery, visit skidmore.edu/tang.
Skidmore College sporting events are a highlight of any visit to campus, and Skidmore College's sports programs are some of the most honored teams in the nation. Rowing, baseball, lacrosse and field hockey are among the top sports Skidmore's student-athletes compete in. In 2005, the men's lacrosse and baseball teams each won conference titles. In 2008, both the women's soccer and field hockey teams from Skidmore College appeared in the NCAA tournament play, with the field hockey team reaching the first round of the NCAA championship. To learn more about upcoming sporting events and athletics at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, visit www.skidmoreathletics.com/.