Public Lecture: The Silk Road and the Dunhuang Caves- SOLD OUT


Please join us for a lecture given by Winston Kyan, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Utah. Mr. Kyan will be speaking about The Silk Road and the Dunhuang Caves.

The Dunhuang Caves, located at a key intersection of the Silk Road (in the far northwest desert region of China), includes nearly 500 decorated caves that span a period of 1000 years from the 4th to 14th centuries. The discovery of thousands of manuscripts and paintings in a sealed cave at the site in 1900 counts as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Taken together, the Caves in China and the treasures of the sealed cave, now dispersed across international collections, give insights into the east-west exchange of art and religion during the golden age of the Silk Road. Using Dunhuang materials as a case study, this lecture illuminates some of the highlights of this Silk Road exchange.

For a preview of the lecture content, go to to see Digital Dunhuang.

Gates will open at 10:30am. We encourage carpooling as we have limited parking.