Skidmore Centennial Alumni Invitational

The Tang’s first Alumni Invitational features new work by four artists, all Skidmore College alumni — ceramic artist David Dalva ’85, photographer Susan Lipper ’75, and painters Sarah Lutz ’89 and Susan Rabinowitz Malloy ’45. Marking the college’s centennial year, the Alumni Invitational celebrates the talent and creativity of Skidmore’s alumni as well as the influential legacy of the college’s art program.

Both Sarah Lutz and Susan Rabinowitz Malloy look to the natural world for inspiration; Malloy distills forests, seascapes, and skies into fundamental shapes and patterns, while Lutz finds abstract forms in the microscopic, depicting colorful cell clusters called morulae.

Ceramicist David Dalva creates sculptures of tension and movement by building organic forms from clay coils. Photographer Susan Lipper pairs large-scale photographs to produce balanced formal compositions that explore the often narrow margin separating documentary and fiction.
Exhibition Name
Skidmore Centennial Alumni Invitational
Exhibition Type
Group Exhibitions
Alumni Exhibitions
Wachenheim Gallery
May 01, - Jun 06,
Skidmore Centennial Alumni Invitational is organized by the Tang’s Curator, Ian Berry.
David Dalva, Susan Lipper, Sarah Lutz, Susan Rabinowitz Malloy
Pattern by Madeleine Welsch ’17
Inspired by the exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.