This ticket will cover ONLY Lunar New Year Family Activities from 2-4 PM
Location: Theatre Lobby
The admission fee covers ALL programs including the Chinese New Year performance, the Lunar New Year Family activities and dinner
Mark Edward Harris walks through his journey as a photojournalist and explores how to create extraordinary travel photography—images that go far beyond the simple “I was here” photograph. Budding photojournalists will learn how to photograph beautiful landscapes and townscapes, as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays—pictures that tell a story.
Location: Lecture Hall 1
This is Louisa Wei’s documentary film about Esther Eng, the most prominent woman director in Hong Kong in the 1930’s and the first woman Chinese-language film director in the US.
Many Africans traveled to India as slaves and traders, and a number of them eventually settled there and played important roles in India's complex history of kingdoms, conquests, and wars. Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf, the exhibition curator, will discuss the shared history of India and Africa in trade, music, religion, arts, and architecture.
Location: Skylight Gallery
The exhibition focuses on his travels in Asia, including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Iran, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam, complete with an impressive display of quality photographs. Streams of Harris’s real-time images will sharpen the viewer’s attention beyond social injustice and politics.
Curated by Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute and Kenneth X. Robbins, a collector and expert in Indian art, this groundbreaking exhibition retraces the history of Africans in the Indian subcontinent from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
With works that combine performance, installation, and video, Kim presents a visualized sound installation entitled LAUTPLAN, which was inspired by her experience of living opposite a church with bells that rang daily. She discusses how her notion of bells has evolved, incorporating images, videos, sound files, and stories of visiting the church she could see from her window.
Location: Charles B. Wang Center Chapel
The legacy of Korean dress, as seen in archaeological findings and museum artifacts, will be analyzed in the comparison to the dress and fashions of other Asian countries.
The Confucius Institute of Stony Brook University offers a workshop that teaches participants how to create their own works of Chinese calligraphy. This workshop includes four Friday sessions.
Prices: $20 (General) / $10 (Students/Seniors) for four sessions and all materials
Location: Room 201
Workshop Dates: March 24, March 31, April 14, April 21
They Call Me Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx who seeks a balance between cultural pressures and the desire for acceptance into American culture.
Price: $20 (General), $10 (Students/Seniors), Free for children under 5
The workshop is offered in conjunction with the conference Documenting Korean Costume: Primary Sources and New Interpretations.
Invented by Vietnamese refugee David Tran, Sriracha is a ubiquitous international Asian chili sauce that has grown explosively popular in the West. In this short documentary, filmmaker Griffin Hammond traces the origins of the incredibly in-demand condiment that has addicted many a palate. Die-hard Sriracha lovers are welcome!
One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan will perform thundering taiko drumming rhythms accompanied by traditional Japanese dance, with nearly 30 drummers and dancers taking the stage.
Price: $20 (General) / $10 (Students/Seniors), free for children under 5
In conjunction with the exhibit Africans in India, Dr. Eric Beverley and Dr. Shobana Shankar will host a roundtable discussion tracing the importance of African–South Asian connections in world history.
Taught by artist Wonju Seo, whose work is permanently on view at the Wang Center’s Skylight Gallery, participants in this workshop will learn one of the traditional Korean patchwork patterns. This is a two-day workshop.
Prices: $60 (General) / $40 (Students/Seniors). Fee is for two sessions and includes all materials.
Workshop Dates: April 6 and April 7
Based on a novel by Liu Zhenyun, Back to 1942 is a powerful and moving historical epic, based on eyewitness accounts of Pulitzer Prize winning Time Magazine journalist
Theodore H. White, of an unimaginable disaster that is believed to have left more than three million dead.
Over the course of several centuries, Africans shaped the Indian Ocean world, traveling the western rim of the ocean as sailors, soldiers, and slaves. The story of Malik Ambar, a seventeenth century Ethiopian who became the de facto ruler of a Muslim kingdom in India, helps to give expression to this rich and under-discussed history of the global African Diaspora.
Master artist Karen Ahn will teach how to make the perfect handmade gift for your mom or loved one. You will leave with a special pin and necklace of your own design. This workshop includes three Friday sessions.
Prices: $30 (General) / $15 (Students/Seniors), for three sessions. Fee includes all materials for two jewelry items
Workshop Dates: April 28, May 5, May 12
Sophie Hughes shares her extensive research of Vietnamese modern and contemporary art. Her findings illuminate through Vietnam’s fascinating history, from colonialism to war and from communism to market development until today
Participants will be guided step by step to create their own artwork, and will be able to bring their work home or present them as gifts to family or friends.
Prices: $5 (General) / $3 (Students/Seniors). Fee includes all materials.
Welcome spring to Long Island with the blooming of sakura (cherry blossoms), the sounds of taiko drums, and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits at the Wang Center.
Prices: $15 (General) / $12 (Students/Seniors) / $8 (Children aged 6-12). Free for children aged 5 and under (do not register children 5 and under)