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The Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794

(631) 632 4400

MonFri 10am–8pm
Sat & Sun 12–8pm
Free admission

Upcoming exhibition

Power, Protection, and Magic: The Art of Shamanism

March 12 through May 31, 2021

Shamanism is an ancient and ubiquitous phenomenon in both the East and the West and has often co-existed with other forms of magic, superstition, and religion. Curated by Jinyoung A. Jin, this exhibition presents a selection of rare iconographic shaman paintings to explore shamanism as a religion, culture, and belief system in Korea. The vibrantly colored, elaborately depicted deities are made for use by shamans, who serve as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds and between the community and various deities, in order to make the universe right.