Power, Protection, and Magic: The Art of Shamanism

at Charles B. Wang Center | Tue Feb 23 - Mon May 31


Charles B. Wang Center

100 Nicolls Rd. Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Tel: 6316321944
Contact Name: Ellen Yoo
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Date & Time

09:00 AM
May 16, 2021 through May 31, 2021 (daily)
Cost: Free Event

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. Curated by Jinyoung A. Jin, this exhibition presents a selection of rare iconographic paintings to explore shamanism as a religion, a culture, and a 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.