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Power, Protection, and Magic: The Art of Shamanism exhibit

Power, Protection, and Magic: The Art of Shamanism

Shamanism is an ancient and ubiquitous phenomenon in both the East and the West, and it has often co-existed with other forms of magic, superstition, and religion. This exhibit explores shamanism as a religion, culture, and belief system in Korea.

Power, Protection, and Magic: The Art of ShamanismShamanism is an ancient and ubiquitous phenomenon in both the East and the West, and it has often co-existed with other forms of magic, superstition, and religion. This exhibit explores shamanism as a religion, culture, and belief system in Korea.... View the virtual exhibition here
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Simplicity Over Complexity

Brooklyn-based Korean American artist Jongil Ma revives the Charles B. Wang Center's outdoor garden with architecturally woven sculptures, using varying lengths and types of thin wooden strips, both in their raw state and dyed in color.

Simplicity Over ComplexityBrooklyn-based Korean American artist Jongil Ma revives the Charles B. Wang Center's outdoor garden with architecturally woven sculptures, using varying lengths and types of thin wooden strips, both in their raw state and dyed in color.... Learn More
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Zen Rock Garden

Located on the first floor, in between the meeting rooms 101 and 102 at the Charles B. Wang Center, this Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui) was created by Gerard Senese and his wife Hiroko Uraga-Senese as a tribute to the appreciation of Japanese culture.

Zen Rock GardenLocated on the first floor, in between the meeting rooms 101 and 102 at the Charles B. Wang Center, this Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui) was created by Gerard Senese and his wife Hiroko Uraga-Senese as a tribute to the appreciation of Japanese culture.... Learn More
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The Studio: Through a Surrealistic Lens

White, flat, dreamlike spaces, serving as thresholds between the inner, subjective self and the external, physical world, were a subject that fascinated the South Korea-based project group GREEM (a name that literally translates to “picture” in Korean).

The Studio: Through a Surrealistic LensWhite, flat, dreamlike spaces, serving as thresholds between the inner, subjective self and the external, physical world, were a subject that fascinated the South Korea-based project group GREEM (a name that literally translates to “picture” in Korean).... Learn More

Persian Tea Ceremony | How to Brew & Serve

By Azita Houshiar

Tea is a ubiquitous drink in Iran. Whether in a stall in the bazaar, an office kitchen, a pit stop on the road, or in the sanctity of one’s home, there’s always a kettle or samovar gently boiling and bubbling and dreamily humming—there’s always a pot of tea either being made or a cup of tea being sipped.

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Charles B. Wang Center

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Stony Brook, NY 11794-4040

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