Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11:30 AM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I


Elizabeth Keith, Chinese Actor (1924)

In conjunction with the current exhibition Visual Journals From Asia: The Early 20th Century Prints and Etchings of Paul Jacoulet, Elizabeth Keith & Lilian Miller, this lecture explores the lives, artistic careers, and popular appeal of three Western print artists active in East Asia in the middle decades of the 20th century. It complicates orthodox notions of Orientalism by addressing issues of gender, sexual orientation and the joint artistic creation of Westerners and East Asians.

Dr. Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He also recently served as Curator of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs at Pacific Asia Museum. Dr. Brown publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art. He is the author of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America (Tuttle, 2013); Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints (Hotei, 2003); and Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui’s Masterpieces (2004). Dr. Brown’s curatorial and prose contributions to exhibition catalogues include Shin Hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan (LACMA, 1996); Light in Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945); Between Two Worlds: the Life and Art of Lilian May Miller (Pacific Asia Museum, 1998); A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists (Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2002); and Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia and Deco (Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2002). He received a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University.

Free Admission. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

5th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center

Join us for the Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration: One World, Many Cultures. The celebration includes something for everybody!

  • Cultural dances 
  • Musical and vocal performances
  • Arts and crafts displays 
  • Tea ceremony
  • Health awareness 
  • AAAB Youth Orchestra 
  • Photo exhibition 
  • Cultural and community workshops

Featured in this year’s APAHM Celebration will be the presentation of awards to Distinguished Asian Americans and the AAAB Oath-Taking Ceremonies. Ten different cultures are represented this year, including those of Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

For additional information call (631) 913-8321 (Jim Young) or (631) 742-3479 (Ramon Villongco), or visit us online at

Admission is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

The Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration is organized by Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board; Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs; Wellbrook Foundation, Inc.; and the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University; and is co-sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Holiday Inn Express Hotel Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Suffolk Community College Asian Cultural Club & Mathematics Club, the Center of Chinese Learning at Stony Brook, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, New York Veteran Police Association, Inc., and Street/Wise Talk Show at WGBB 1240 AM (Radio).

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JOURNEYS Soh Young Lee and Friends

NEW DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

50% of all ticket sales benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Soh Young Lee in Performance

Soprano Soh Young Lee takes a musical journey around the globe, with an eclectic repertoire of opera, art song, folk music, and pop. With her crystalline voice and warm stage presence, Lee performs Native American, Korean, Chinese, Indian, Filipino, and Russian songs, sounding out her solidarity with the global village.Joining Soh Young Lee are saxophonist T.K. Blue and Korean Opera (Pansori) singer Oak Joo Moon.

Praised for his “personal, clear, and incisive” instrumental voice, T.K. Blue has recorded and performed with legendary artists including Abdullah Ibrahim, Dizzy Gillespie, Regina Carter, and Bobby McFerrin.

Recognized as a prodigy of Pansori, Oak Joo Moon has had a stellar career, including numerous international performances. She is a winner of the Korean Presidential Award (1998) and is the only official recognized National Korean Human Cultural Asset living outside of Korea.

Also featuring Keyth Hart (Piano/Voice),
and Ann Zarkind (Piano).

We are pleased to welcome all ticket holders to a reception following the performance. Meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshments!

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Tickets: $35 (VIP Priority Seating) / $20 (General) / $15 (Seniors) / $10 (Students). Discount of 20% for groups of 5 or more. Reserve by telephone (632-4400), email ([email protected]), or online at

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Origami Heaven Festival
Tuesday, August 7, 2012,  
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lobbies, Lecture Halls and Chapel


This day-long participatory festival enthralls visitors of all ages with its celebration of origami and other aspects of Japanese culture. Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of origami, or a seasoned folder yourself, you’ll be engaged and impressed by the festival’s live performances, storigami, workshops and teaching tables, demonstrations, and cultural displays.

New this year – OVERSIZED FOLDING!

Recommended admission fee with raffle draw: $5  

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Stories Through Paper Exhibition

Saturday, August 4, 2012 – Thursday, August 9, 2012
Charles B. Wang Center Room 201

From Aesop’s Fables and the Brothers Grimm to Tinker Bell and Harry Potter, the Charles B. Wang Center’s 8th Annual Origami Heaven Exhibition celebrates Stories through Paper recreated and interpreted by esteemed origami artists from around the world. Join us to delight in intricate folded-paper tableaux of beloved stories, myths, and characters, and to learn new stories from past and present, home and abroad.

In addition to the exhibition, we offer folding sessions with origami artists every day at 12:00 PM.

Recommended admission fee and raffle draw: $5 

Exhibition Hours :
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Origami Heaven is presented by the Charles B. Wang Center and the Long Island Folding Enthusiasts (L.I.F.E.) .  

Co-sponsored with the Japan Center at Stony Brook.  

Now in its eighth year, this exhibition and festival are among the Wang Center’s most popular programs, attracting visitors of all ages.

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Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board 4th Annual APA Heritage Month Celebration

Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board 4th Annual APA Heritage Month Celebration