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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World

This dazzling exhibition brings to life the most celebrated trade route in history, named for the treasured fabric that attracted traders from all over the world. The Silk Road stretched from the far reaches of China through the cities and empires of Central Asia and the Middle East. Immersive re-creations of ancient settings transport visitors to four ancient cities, and feature life-size models, artifacts, and hands-on activities to tell the story of the route's extraordinary golden age and its influence on the world in the following centuries.

Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the ArtScience Museum, Singapore; Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, Roma, Italy and Codice. Idee per la cultura srl, Torino, Italy; the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia and Art Exhibitions Australia; and the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan and United Daily News, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Reviews

“Succeeds with compelling vividness” —The New York Times

“Definitely take some time to visit this exhibit” —Wired.com

“Enchanting” —Nature

Exhibition Information

Venue Gallery Size:

7,000 – 8,000 ft2

 

Venue Ceiling Height:

12 ft recommended

 

Conservation & Security Requirements:

Moderate—High

 

Standard Rental Length:

16 weeks

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Exhibition Brochure

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Educator’s Guide

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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