Special Collections in New Wang Center Exhibition “Potasia”

Exhibition, "Potasia: Potatoism in the East." Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, 2018.

Exhibition, “Potasia: Potatoism in the East.” Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, 2018.

The current Charles B. Wang Center exhibition Potasia: Potatoism in the East features an insightful and entertaining survey of artworks with the potato as their central subject matter. The exhibition showcases a wide spectrum of potatoes, in all manner of genres and situations—from the fantastical to the realistic, and from the comedic to the serious. The potato is not only a nutritious and earthy food but, as featured in these Asian artworks, it is also an egalitarian, versatile, multifaceted, multilingual, and multidisciplinary motif. A curated selection of books from Special Collections’ Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection, the largest collection of its type in the world is included in the exhibition.


On view: March 15 to June 15, 2018
Art Crawl: Wednesday, March 28 at 4:30pm
Opening reception: Wednesday, March 28 at 5pm
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery
Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives