Where We Belong: Tree Chuangs Opening
Friday, Sept. 8 join Harvard Museums of Science and Culture for the opening of the new tree chuangs exhibit, on view through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Three site-specific textile sculptures, designed by artist Xinan Ran and collaboratively created with local communities, sway from tree branches and invite everyone to connect to experiences of belonging. Seventy-five individual pieces are combined into a traditional Chinese chuang—a cylindrical textile commonly used in Buddhism. The works encourage people to learn to connect with each other. Enjoy iced tea and potluck desserts at the unveiling plus the opportunity to share responses in an open mic. In case of rain, the event will move to Harvard Museum of Natural History's Earth and Planetary Sciences Gallery. Xinan Ran first developed this project for Beam Center's Beam Camp City at Governors Island, New York.