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“Along the Silk Road”: Open Sketch Night at the IU Art Museum

Jaime Bue Along the Silk Road

Over 50 members of the Indiana University student and Bloomington community gathered Thursday, September 6th, between 8 and 10 p.m. to learn about the art and cultures in Central Asia. The Silk Road was a series of routes stretching from China, Japan, and India over to Greece and Rome, with a long history of bilateral trading of goods and ideas.  Jaime Bue, Outreach GA at the IAUNRC, gave a short presentation to the audience describing the history and looking at a few art pieces that exemplify the cross-cultural contact of the Silk Road.  The audience was then invited to participate in a variety of activities, including Chinese calligraphy, sketching the collection, designing their own art postcards, listening to a local group perform, and more. 

This event is the first of several planned Open Sketch Nights at the IU Art Museum, and more information can be found at their page:

This event was presented in partnership with the IU Chinese Calligraphy Club, the IU Indian Student Association, and the IU Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center.