Binghamton University to showcase several Asian and Asian-American events
BINGHAMTON, NY − A number of unique events are scheduled on the Binghamton University campus this weekend, all showcasing a variety of Asian and Asian-American artists, performers and academic initiatives:
“Between Two Worlds: Paintings by Ruby Wang”
The Binghamton University Art Museum will host a public lecture and demonstration from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 in the main gallery of the Binghamton University Art Museum, to highlight, “Between Two Worlds: Paintings by Ruby Wang.” Several of the artist’s friends and colleagues, will speak about their work, as well.
To coincide, an exhibition of the artist’s collection will be featured with a public reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in the Art Museum, Room 213, Fine Arts Building. Both events are free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on display through Monday, Dec. 16.
For more information on “Between Two Worlds: Paintings by Ruby Wang,” visit the Binghamton University Art Museum website at http://www2.binghamton.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/index.html.
For more information and museum hours, contact the Binghamton University Art Museum at 607-777-2634 or http://www.binghamton.edu/art-museum.
The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) will hold its annual concert, “Amazing China” from 8-9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in the Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater.
For the first time, “Amazing China” will feature a Lion Dance and acrobatics along with an all-new program featuring breathtaking performances of Beijing Opera and Chinese vocal and instrumental music. This unique and highly professional group is made up of performers from both the U.S. and China — faculty from Binghamton University, Alfred College and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA). In addition, Binghamton University senior Carrie Buck, who studied abroad at NACTA last spring, will make her debut, and spectacular guest actors and an acrobat from the New York Chinese Traditional Art Center will perform as well.
Admission is $3 for students, $6 for Binghamton University faculty/staff and seniors, and $10 for the general public. Visit the Anderson Center Box Office for tickets or call 607-777-ARTS. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.binghamton.edu/anderson-center and click on Buy Tickets.
The New York Conference on Asian Studies
The New York Conference on Asian Studies will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and ending at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Binghamton Holiday Inn, 2 Hawley St. This prestigious event brings together leading scholars in Asian Studies from throughout New York, the United States and Abroad. Over 175 participants are expected to see Binghamton University showcase its Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, the leading such department in the Northeast. Conference highlights include nearly 40 panels and roundtables; a keynote address by Peter K. Bol, the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages Civilization at Harvard University; and an address by the president of the Association for Asian Studies, Thongchai Winichakul of the University of Wisconsin.
A vendor book exhibit will display the latest publications in the field of Asian studies and the books will be donated to the Binghamton University Libraries’ Asian collection. In conjunction with the conference, the Libraries’ are currently exhibiting “The Story of the Stone: East Asian Gardens” on the second floor of the Bartle Library through the fall semester.
In Special Collections, the “East Asian Gifts: Selections from Special Collections” exhibit features gifts to the University including Chinese scrolls, Japanese woodblock prints and books, and will also remain on display through the fall semester.
For complete information on the conference, visit http://www.binghamton.edu/NYCAS.