welcome to the nomadic museum  
the nomadic museum is currently under construction in the santa monica pier parking lot. Ashes and Snow first opened at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy, in 2002. The show, which consists of more than 100 oversized artworks on handmade Japanese paper and a stunning, hour-long 35 mm film of Colbert’s interaction with animals, attracted more than 100,000 visitors in three months.

In March 2005, Ashes and Snow opened in New York City on the Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, which coincided with the debut of the Nomadic Museum. Designed by renowned architect Shigeru Ban, the Nomadic Museum provides a permanent traveling structure for the show.
More than 300,000 people attended the New York exhibition.

Constructed primarily out of shipping containers and other recycled materials the 50,000 square foot temporary structure is being reassembled in Santa Monica, California for its January 14, 2006 opening. The exhibition will travel to other venues in the throughout the world

The exhibition in Santa Monica will be open from January 14, 2006 through May 14, 2006.

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