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Tea For Harmony

Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair
Thursday, May 23 from 4-6pm

In celebration of International Tea Day, join with your friends and family for our Tea For Harmony—Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair! We will be bringing you an assortment of specialty teas and festivities flown in specifically for this event from Xinyang, Henan, China, where the origin of tea is often traced back to! Tea connoisseurs will share the ritual of tea and invite you to sample tea selections hailed as the “King of Teas.” Master artisans from China will perform Guzheng and lead experiential stations including rice dough sculpturing, paper cutting, VR experience and so much more. Enjoy this special tea-themed sensory experience with music and cultural performances presented by intangible culture inheritors from China!

Festivities include:

Tea ceremony demonstration
Guzheng performance
Specialty tea tasting
Rice dough sculpturing and giveaways
Paper cutting demonstration and giveaways
VR experience

To purchase tickets and learn more, click here.

Yang Yongliang, Glows in the Arctic, 2022, two channel 4K video

Shan Shui Reboot: Re-envisioning Landscape for a Changing World

March 7 – July 7, 2024

We are pleased to present a special spring exhibition, Shan Shui Reboot: Re-Envisioning Landscape for a Changing World, on view from March 7 through July 7, 2024. The exhibition highlights a new generation of artists who are reinterpreting traditional Chinese landscape painting in the context of today’s global social issues and climate crisis. Shan shui refers to the time-honored painting of natural landscapes with brush and ink focused on an awareness of inner spiritual philosophy. The exhibition features the recent work of seven established and emerging artists including Lam Tung Pang, Yi Xin Tong, Kelly Wang, Peng Wei, Fu Xiaotong, Yang Yongliang, and Ni Youyu. More than 40 works – including paintings, photographs, installation, and video – will be exhibited, and many are being shown in New York for the first time.

To learn more, click here.




Meet the Artist: Dialogue Between Yang Yongliang and Dr. Alfreda Murck

Tuesday, May 7,  6-7pm

Join us for an enlightening evening with a conversation between acclaimed artist Yang Yongliang and Chinese visual culture scholar Alfreda Murck. They will delve into the inspirations and techniques behind Yang’s innovative works. Yang is renowned for his digital collages that blend the aesthetic principles of traditional Chinese shan shui (mountain-water) paintings with contemporary themes, creating visually stunning landscapes that reflect on modern societal issues.

This event is part of our ongoing exhibition, Shan Shui Reboot: Re-envisioning Landscape for a Changing World, which showcases a new generation of artists reinterpreting traditional Chinese landscape painting in response to global changes. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight into Yongliang’s artistic process and explore how traditional art forms can offer a unique lens on contemporary life.

Light refreshment will be served.


5:30 – 6:00 pm Check-in
6:00 – 6:30 pm Conversation between Yang Yongliang and Alfreda Murck
6:30 – 7:00 pm Chat with the Artist

To register and learn more, click here.