Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery
Celebrating precious traditions and the culture of baby carriers from Taiwan and Southwestern
China, Love and Blessings: The Art of Baby Carriers presents intricately crafted objects with rich cultural symbolic meanings. Traditionally a gift from the mother’s branch of the family, these carriers are
seen as a vessel of memories and blessings for the child. Each stitch and thread of embroidery work on baby carriers is a deep expression of
a mother’s affection and devotion to her child.
All works are loan from National Museum of PreHistory of Taiwan.
Embroidered Baby Carriers
By Dr. Lee Talbot, Curator at The Textile Museum
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theater
Charles B. Wang Center Jasmine Gallery
Critically acclaimed artist Jiro Osuga visualizes Japanese daily modern life. Images of every sort are depicted and examined
in Osuga’s exuberantly expressive works. The Everyday Joys of Japan offers a pathway for audiences to become avid travelers and knowledgeable readers
of images. Osuga was born in Tokyo and currently lives in U.K.
How Did Rāmen Become Japan’s ‘National Food’ (Kokuminshoku)?
By Dr. George Solt, New York University
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Lecture Hall 1
Rāmen Making Workshop
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 1-2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery
Featuring finely cut prints of Tibetan Buddha, protective deities and tara from the
Derge Parkhang (/deh-gay par-kahng/), the exhibition introduces Derge Parkhang, one of the foremost cultural, social, religious and historical institutions in Tibet.
Derge Parkhang is founded in 1729 by Denba Tseren and still remains an active center for publication
and distribution of Buddhist texts. The exhibition opens a window into the fascinating
beliefs, symbols and learning of Tibetan Buddhism. Photographs and video introduce
the people of Derge who have preserved and revived the Parkhang’s position as one
of the most precious pearls of Tibet’s living culture.
This exhibition is the first authorized exhibition of works from the Derge Parkhang
in the U. S.
Photo (right): This print is a Tsok Shing, an Assembly Tree that represents all the Buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities, and lamas
who are members of a particular lineage. Tsok means accumulation of merit and accumulation
of wisdom, and Shing means object. So it becomes object of accumulation, not just
a creation of your imagination. In this print Indian scholars (who do not wear vests
on their upper bodies), Tibetan scholars and lamas from all schools appear together
in the tree around Amitabha. Ecumenism was a hallmark of the religious patronage of
the Derge Kings. Avalokiteshvara and her emanations appear just below and to the right
of the Buddha, and on his left is Sakyamuni surrounded by bodhisattvas. The White
Droma is seated below him.
Theatre Lobby Gallery
Drawn from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive at New York University, A is for Arab: Archiving Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture, examines representations of Arabs and Muslims in U.S. popular culture from the early
twentieth century to the present. Often featuring anti-Arab and anti-Muslim depictions,
the exhibition provides editorial cartoons, advertisements, books, magazines, comic books, toys, and games,
as well as moving images from motion pictures, cartoons, newsreels, and televisions
programs. Providing historical context about these images, the exhibition aims to educate and stimulate
discussion about the impact of stereotypes on both individual perceptions and national
Organized by the New York University, A/P/A Institute.