Amherst Association of Northern California
invites you to an exhibition and tour of
China's Terracotta Warriors:
The First Emperor's Legacy
Docent-led tour followed by brief remarks from Katie Holbrow '84,
Head of Conservation at the Asian Art Museum
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94102
$20 per person
Tour is limited to 20 people (please meet at the main admission desk).
Purchase your tickets by March 21, 2013.
The First Emperor Qin Shihuang's (259-210 BCE) storied legacy is rich with enduring achievements, including the unification of China under centralized imperial rule, brilliant military systems and advanced engineering and assembly production. He is also reputed to have burned scores of books, buried scholars alive and achieved widespread domination through devastating bloodshed, but his driving purpose was even greater: he sought to conquer death. In order to achieve immortality, he built himself a tomb, first unearthed in 1974--a vast underground city guarded by a life-size terracotta army including warriors, infantrymen, horses, chariots and all their attendant armor and weaponry.
This exhibition includes ten figures--a representative sample of the actual army, which is estimated to include more than 7,000 life-sized figures and over 10,000 weapons.
Questions? Please contact Melissa Powar '95 at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 314-6936.