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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 to December 3, 2012

REINTERPRETATIONS II: Celebrating 10 Amazing YearsZijie Zhu: Cactus

An exhibition directed towards the structure of the Charles B. Wang Center itself. Artists respond to and reflect on the Charles B. Wang Center as an architectural and sculptural phenomenon, revealing or highlighting elements of the building's function, aesthetics, and socio-cultural symbolism. We invite you to view these works -- and then to view the Wang Center in a new way.

Exhibition on view October 24 – December 3, 2012. 
Closing Reception: Monday, December 3, 2012, 5:00 PM

Closing reception includes a tour by curator Nicole Hixon.  Light refreshments will be served. 

 
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Lobby

Free and open to the public.
 
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CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

October 28 to October 30, 2012

A MANDALA FOR PROSPERITYSand Mandala

Tibetan Buddhist Monks create a Mandala, an aesthetic prayer in the form of an abstract geometric figure made of colorful sand particles as a blessing to the Wang Center on its Tenth Anniversary. On this occasion, the monks will create a Manjushree or Wisdom Deity Mandala. With wisdom comes prosperity, peace and harmony.

With special presence and invocation by the High Lama Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche and chanting and dance by The monks of Namdroling Monastery from South India. www.palyul.org for both opening and closing ceremonies.  In addition to chanting and dance the closing ceremony will consist of a lecture by  the High Lama Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche on Wisdom and Prosperity, distribution of the sand and the immersion of sand into a flowing body of water. 

Opening Ceremony with polyphonic chanting and dance: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2:30 pm
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Lobby
 
Closing Ceremony consists of:
Lecture by the High Lama Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche on Wisdom Brings Prosperity
Chanting, dance and distribution of the sand
Immersion of sand on flowing body of water (location to be determined)
Tuesday, October 30, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
 
Both opening and closing ceremonies are located in the Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Lobby
Free and open to the public. 

Please note that the Wang Center is closed on October 29.

 
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