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Bring Your Family to the World Culture Festival: Journeys on November 4!

A section of artist Natalia Nakazawa's tapestry showing continents surrounding the Atlantic Ocean. Many places on these continents are connected with yarn to show movements of migration.

A detail of the collaborative artwork Our Stories of Migration: World Map Project. Photo by Natalia Nakazawa

Join us on Saturday, November 4, for the World Culture Festival: Journeys at The Met. Explore how people on the move have shaped our world! And celebrate your family's journey through performances, storytelling, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops. The festival is free with Museum admission and starts at 12:00 pm. Find out more about what's happening!

Ground floor: Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education

Sew your own journey into the journeys of the world with Our Stories of Migration: World Map Project. Add your personal migration story to Natalia Nakazawa's collaborative tapestry while exploring important textiles at the Museum. Then, learn about the life of a refugee living in a camp through virtual reality. Your journey will be guided by field experts from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Or, see someone cook up a new idea. Join Chef Brian Tatsukawa as he infuses traditional Japanese recipes with ingredients from his wife's Native American heritage.

Kids and families working on art projects on a long, purple table.

Families making art. Photo by Filip Wolak

Floor 2: Islamic Art and Asian Art Galleries

Explore how objects and ideas traveled along the Silk Road at three interactive stations. The Silk Road was a network of routes that was regularly used by traders for over 1500 years. The ancient network of roads stretched from China, across Asia and the Middle East, to the Mediterranean Sea. Learn how paper traveled along the Silk Road and design a travel journal inspired by Islamic manuscripts. In the Asian Art galleries, discover the origins of vibrant pigments. And design a pouch to carry with you on your journey.

A dancer sitting on a tree stump who looks like she is levitating.

Classical Indian dancers from Navatman Dance and Barkha Dance Company tell stories through movement. Photo by Venkatapathy Shankar

There are over 18 programs happening throughout the Museum, including music and dance performances, art making activities, demonstrations, storytelling, and more!

Check out the schedule for the full lineup of activities. We hope to see you on November 4!

World Culture Festival is made possible by the Great Circle Foundation and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Learn more:

World Culture Festival: Journeys 2017
November 4, 12:00–5:00 pm
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult

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