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

Fri, August 19
10:00AM
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Sat, August 20
10:00AM
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Sun, August 21
10:00AM
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Mon, August 22
10:00AM
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Tue, August 23
10:00AM
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Wed, August 24
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Thu, August 25
10:00AM
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Fri, August 26
10:00AM
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Sat, August 27
10:00AM
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Sun, August 28
10:00AM
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Occurs 169 more times through Feb 13

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

August 19, Friday 10:00AM
August 20, Saturday 10:00AM
August 21, Sunday 10:00AM
August 22, Monday 10:00AM
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