Programs & Exhibitions

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FALL 2017

Exhibition: Hallyu | The Korean Wave

September 21 - December 9, ASIAN ARTS GALLERY, CA 2037, CENTER FOR THE ARTS.  Explore “hallyu,” the “Korean Wave”--the explosion in global popularity of Korean dramas, films, popular music, fashion and food erupted in East Asia in the late 1990s and spread across the world in the late 2000s. Learn about the history of this phenomenon and the trend-setting artists who continue to transform the face of popular culture across the world. Discover how technological innovations contributed to Korea’s emergence as a global hub for the production of pop culture. Admission is free. Gallery Hours during exhibition: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed November 22-26.

Demonstration and Interactive Workshop: Samulnori

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 P.M., RECITAL HALL, CA 3066, CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Learn about the rhythms and instruments that comprise Korean traditional percussion, Samulnori, which literally means"to play four things." These "things" include changgo (hourglass drum), buk (barrel drum), kweanggarri (small gong) and jing (large gong). The hands-on workshop is led by Sebastian Wang, director of the University of Maryland's Korean Percussion Ensemble and Executive Director of the Washington Samulnori.

Community Event: Family Arts Day

Saturday, November 4, Noon - 4 P.M., Center for the Arts Atrium and Galleries. Drop-in for a day of hands-on art activities, dance workshops and interactive gallery tours all inspired by the current exhibitions in the Center for the Arts galleries and Asian Arts and Culture Center. The day’s activities are designed and guided by Towson University students, faculty and staff.  This event is always free and open to the public. Visitors of all Ages Welcome! Sponsored By: COFAC Diversity Grant Partners: Asian Arts and Culture Center, TU Community Dance, Cook Library, Center for the Arts Galleries, Department of Art + Design, Art History & Art Education, Department of Early Childhood Education

Continuing Programs

Cambodian musician Sovann Chum works with TU music students during the Cambodian Classical Music Workshop in Fall 2015.

Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection

This ongoing project highlights exhibitions, performances, workshops, artist residencies, and online resources featuring local Asian arts and culture in Maryland communities . It also incorporates The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural History Project, an interdisciplinary studies course combining ethnography and oral history to explore, understand and document Asian arts and culture in Maryland. Student research informs Center programming. In fall 2015, we initiated the “Connection” with an exhibition, performances, workshops and family days introducing local audiences to the living Khmer art and culture in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural History Project

Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural History Project

The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural History Project (IDFA 480/580 Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Special Topics Seminar) is an interdisciplinary studies course in Towson University’s College of Fine Arts & Communication. This course combines ethnography and oral history to explore, understand and document Asian arts and culture in Maryland. Students identify their own research topic and conduct independent research with guidance from the instructors throughout the semester.  Topics can include art, music, dance, theater, foodways, costumes, healing arts, martial arts and more. Students create a portfolio of their research as a culminating project at the end of the semester. Student projects will be used in programs at the Asian Arts & Culture Center.

Read about the topics OUR students researched...

Family Art Day

Family Arts Days

The AA&CC collaborates every semester with TU’s Community Art Center to engage families in experiencing and making art through drop-in art activities, performances, interactive gallery experiences, and story time.