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- The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University (CISBU) is an educational partnership between Stony Brook University and China’s Office of Chinese Language Council International. They focus on Chinese programs and education as well as Chinese events. CISBU has its office in the Charles B. Wang Center and has frequently sponsored and co-presented Chinese and Chinese-American cultural programs with the Charles B. Wang Center, but is a separate office.
Please note that the gift shop is closed. The space formerly occupied by the gift shop has been converted to gallery space.
The mission statement for Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center is available here.
Does the Charles B. Wang Center keep an archive of past programs?
Information about past programs from 2011 to the present is available in our archive here. Because we relaunched our website in 2013, materials related to programs from 2002 through 2010 are no longer available online. If you have questions about programs from this period, please contact us, and we'll do our best to find the information that you need.
Where can I find listings for upcoming cultural programs at the Charles B. Wang Center?
We post complete information about our programs on our website, and each season we produce a comprehensive program brochure. Brochures are widely available on campus, including in our office and at the door before our public programs. You can also view the current season brochure online here.
During the academic year, we also send weekly emails with updates and reminders about upcoming programs. To join our mailing list, please enter your name and email address here.
Are all public events presented at the Charles B. Wang Center organized by Cultural Programs?
No. The Charles B. Wang Center is a multipurpose space, and facilities are also used by various campus departments / offices, community organizations, and businesses. In particular, The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University frequently presents programs in the theatre and lecture halls, and has office space in the Charles B. Wang Center.
Significant annual programs presented by other groups at the Charles B. Wang Center include TedXSBU, The Festival of the Moving Body, and The Stony Brook International Conference on Game Theory.
Building and Gallery Hours are available on our website here, and through our Facebook page. Please note that hours are subject to change on holidays and during the academic intersession. Closures or changes to hours will normally be announced in advance on our website, but if you wish to confirm hours before your visit, please contact us.
Admission to the Charles B. Wang Center, including exhibitions, is free and open to the public. For specific programs (performances, lectures, films, workshops, etc.), ticket purchase and/or reservations may be required. For information about ticket prices and/or reservations for particular programs, please see individual program listings or contact us.
How do I purchase tickets for Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center?
Tickets for our programs can be purchased online, in our office, or at the door on the day of the event.
If you purchase your ticket online, you can claim your ticket in our office until the day before the program. You may also claim your ticket at the door on the day of the event. When your online purchase is processed, you should receive a confirmation email with a confirmation number. Please be sure to have this number available when you claim your ticket.
If you prefer to purchase your ticket in our office or at the door, please be prepared to make payment by cash or check. (We can only process credit card payments through our online system.)
We strongly recommend that you make an advance reservation for all ticketed programs, even if you intend to pay at the door. Reservations can be made online through our website (click the links following individual program listings), by telephone at (631) 632-4400, or by email. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes before the scheduled start time for the program to purchase your reserved ticket. If a program sells out, reserved tickets may be released to guests on the waiting list fifteen minutes before the scheduled start time for the program.
Where is your ticketing office?
Our office is located in Suite 302 of the Charles B. Wang Center, and is open on weekdays between 9AM and 5PM. Please note that we are unable to process credit card payments in our office. All payment must be made by cash or check. (Checks should be made out to the Charles B. Wang Center.)
Do I need to make a reservation for programs that offer free admission?
In most cases, we strongly recommend that you make advance reservation for all of our cultural programs. Reservations can be made online through our website (click the links following individual program listings), by telephone at (631) 632-4400, or by email.
If you have made a reservation for program that offers free admission, please arrive at least fifteen minutes before the scheduled start time for the program to claim your ticket. If the program "sells out," reserved seats may be released to guests on the waiting list fifteen minutes before the program's scheduled start time.
How can I make a contribution to Explore History: Objects from Asia?
Explore History: Objects from Asia is a corner exhibition curated by Stony Brook University faculty members, students, and community members, and by special guest scholars and artists. We welcome submission proposals from all contributors. Guidelines for contributors are available on our website here, proposals can be submitted to us using the form here.
If you wish to discuss your proposal with us, please contact us by telephone at (631) 632-4400 or by email. Please do not send objects to our office without specific instructions from our staff. We cannot accept responsibility for any unsolicited materials delivered to the Charles B. Wang Center, and unsolicited materials will not be returned.
I'm a student, and I'd like to get some hands-on experience in cultural programming. Does your office offer internships?
Internships are available for students who can commit to a work term of at least 12 weeks (one semester). Details about internships in Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center are available here.
How can I make suggestions about programs at the Charles B. Wang Center?
We'd love to hear your ideas for future programs, or your suggestions for ways in which we can improve. Please submit your suggestions through our Guest Book.
If you're an agent, artist, performer, or scholar with a proposal for a future program, we suggest that you contact us directly.
For links to recent media coverage of Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center, click here.
High-resolution photographs of Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center are available through our Flickr page. Please contact us in advance if you wish to use these images, so that we can provide complete photo credits. Additional images for some programs may be available upon request.