Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX 77005
Valerie Hansen, Professor of History, Yale University
Brown Auditorium Theater, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
How did this modest trade artery become the world's most famous cultural superhighway? Documents excavated along the Silk Routes allow us to see with needle-sharp precision who was moving along these trade routes and why. Merchants, envoys, refugees, missionaries, artists, and craftsmen all helped transmit the many ideas that traversed Eurasia in the first millennium CE.
This lecture is free with general museum admission but tickets are required. Tickets will be available online, or by phone at 713.630.7771 or at any MFAH admissions desk.