Hall of Asian Peoples

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

The Museum's holdings in Asian ethnology constitute one of the finest such collections in the Western Hemisphere. This extensive collection provides the foundation for the Hall of Asian Peoples, the Museum's largest cultural hall. The hall explores s... more

The Museum's holdings in Asian ethnology constitute one of the finest such collections in the Western Hemisphere. This extensive collection provides the foundation for the Hall of Asian Peoples, the Museum's largest cultural hall. The hall explores such topics as prehistoric Eurasia and the rise of civilization, early Asian cultures, and Asian trade, and includes such vastly different and diverse regions as Korea, China, India, Armenia, and Siberia. The hall also documents the rise of the great world religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Confucianism. Highlights include the shaman diorama, which faithfully re-creates a late 19th-century healing ceremony of the Yakut of Eastern Siberia. The scene depicts a shaman who has come to heal a woman whose soul has been captured by evil spirits. Also featured in the hall is an ornate wedding chair, which would have carried a traditional Chinese bride to her new life with her husband's family. The chair is covered with auspicious symbols to invite good fortune.


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Hall of Asian Peoples

Hall of Asian Peoples
12/01/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, December 01
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/02/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, December 02
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/03/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, December 03
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/04/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, December 04
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/05/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, December 05
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/06/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, December 06
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/07/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, December 07
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/08/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, December 08
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/09/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, December 09
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Asian Peoples
12/10/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, December 10
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 70 more times through Feb 18

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

December 1, Tuesday 10:00AM
December 2, Wednesday 10:00AM
December 3, Thursday 10:00AM
December 4, Friday 10:00AM
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