Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Dutch NY and the Silk Road for Good Measure

More Quadricentennial: We toured the Bard Graduate Center's Dutch New York: Between East and West, the World of Margrieta van Varick exhibit with our homeschool group. It was wonderful, and I wish I could show you photos, but alas, the objects were on loan from other collections and no photography was permitted. Mikro enjoyed it very much.

Of course, he also enjoyed playing in Central Park with a bunch of the kids. Afterwards, when we were all frozen popsicles, Mikro and I walked to 81st Street and visited the AMNH again! We saw the Hall of Reptiles, and then took in the new exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road, which was fascinating. Mikro especially enjoyed the live silkworms and the description of silk making. He also loved the video of stories from the Silk Road, and the lifesize camel models. He was fading a bit by the last section of the exhibit (Baghdad). If we get a chance, I'd like to go back. Again, no photos allowed, unfortunately.

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