Metropolitan Museum of Art Adds Exhibit on Central Asia

The Great Hall Balcony of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the new home of "Glimpses of the Silk Road: Central Asia in the First Millennium." Visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will get a glimpse of the Central Asia of 1000 years ago at "Glimpses of the Silk Road: Central Asia in the First Millennium," a new exibit housed on the Great Hall Balcony. The exibit contains 37 works of art, either on loan or from the museum's collection, that highlight the artistic achievements of the region from the northern steppes to the western reaches of Afghanistan. Works in the collection include an elaborate bronze brazier, seventh century pottery, and Chinese silver.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum will offer a variety of eudcational programs about the region.