Silkroad works with museums to bridge tradition and artistic form, bringing musical performance and workshops to museum visitors and local communities.
Since its founding, Silkroad has been in residence at museums around the world, from the American Museum of Natural History in New York to the Reitberg Museum in Zurich and the Nara National Museum in Japan. Most recently, Silkroad artists have worked in the Boston Children’s Museum, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
In The Music of Strangers, Silkroad musicians reckon with the limits of art in the face of crisis. We know that music cannot stop a bullet or feed the hungry, but it can bring empathy and joy to places where they are in short supply. Silkroad musicians share the power of art making with communities from Queens to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana, and most recently with Syrian refugees living in Jordan. With your support, we can bring the joy of creativity to new corners of the world.