September 2015 at Charles B. Wang Center
A Letter from the Director
This fall, I invite you to come visit Asia without having to find your passport!
Stony Brook University is a premiere hub of ethnic and cultural diversity, and the Charles B. Wang Center is a superb example of the this diversity as well as a gateway to Asian culture. This fall, The Wang Center is leveraging all its cultural resources to provide broad-ranging programs that will give our members the opportunity to explore Asia without ever leaving Long Island.
Our programs offer you the opportunity to traverse great distances and leap across time as you experience places from ancient China to medieval Japan to contemporary Singapore. Learn, for example, through the Origami Heaven exhibition and accompanying workshops and lectures that the Japanese art of origami is no longer considered to be only a children's craft, but in fact influences science, mathematics and high fashion. Commemorate the end of World War II and mark the 50th anniversary of the independence of Singapore through our exhibition of the works of the artist Ren Zi and a performance by Verena Tay.
Broadening and deepening our Asian cultural journey this fall, the Charles B. Wang Center is providing a one-of-a-kind people’s exhibition entitled Explore History: Objects from Asia that gives you, our member community, the opportunity to exhibit family stories and artifacts. Included among these objects will be a grandmother's Masala brick from India, tiger balm from Singapore and a Japanese beer poster made in the 1930s. We will also explore Asian culinary history through chopsticks, celebrate Halloween by presenting stories of tricksters from Southeast Asia, and during the time of traditional harvest festivals, our center will resonate with the harmonized rhythms of the Beat to the Moon drum festival.
Please come and join our adventurous trip to Asia this fall, no passport required.
Associate Director of Cultural Programs