The Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World exhibition at the American Natural History Museum explores one of the greatest trading routes in history, the legendary Silk Road. The journey takes visitors through the ancient cities from the Middle East to Asia during AD600-1200. In conjunction with this Exhibition, the Global Weekends program at the museum features Bollywood and Anime on April 17th and 18th.
This program is presented in conjunction with the Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World museum exhibition. The ancient Silk Road’s trading routes promoted the exchange of ideas, arts, and goods among different peoples. In that spirit, Global Weekends continues to highlight contemporary cultural influences from varying perspectives.
Much like the ancient Silk Road, today’s social media promotes cultural exchange. One instructive example of such global exchange is the spread of India’s Bollywood films and Japanese anime throughout the world. Discover and experience how and why these forms have been quickly embraced by American pop culture.
Activities include screenings of the anime films Eureka Seven and Yona Yona Penguin, Bollywood workshops and performances, and more.
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