August 2017 at Charles B. Wang Center
A Letter from the Director
Welcome to Charles B. Wang Center, one of Long Island’s preeminent cultural art centers on Asian art and culture. September marks an exciting new beginning for us! We have revitalized the Wang Center’s outdoor gardens with a Japanese Zen rock garden and installed three site-specific sculptures by Brooklyn-based Korean American artist Jongil Ma. We have also added an array of new exhibitions to enjoy, including The Way of Tea in Asia, which will spark a cultural dialogue of various Asian tea cultures, and the OM Lab, where you can listen to a sacred Sanskrit mantra chant.
Here at the Wang Center, you can take part in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in a modern tearoom designed by Shigeru Uchida, witness an Indian modern dance performance, and have fun at a live Persian shadow puppet show. You can experience both ancient and contemporary Asia through music, dance, food, and film in the many and varied public programs that we offer.
I hope you will see our galleries and attend our public programs this season. I look forward to welcoming you.
With kind regards,
Jinyoung A. Jin
Director of Cultural Programs