This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum exhibition Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World. The ancient Silk Road’s trading routes promoted the exchange of ideas, arts, and goods among different peoples. In that spirit, this April 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.