This Friday, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be opening a new exhibition, one that was once an unearthing of what was a set of artifacts that dates back as far as the times of BCE.
The exhibition is titled Terracotta Warriors. It will consist of ten life-size figures, and what will make this exhibition an eventful one, is the fact that it is just a sample of the actual army sculptures, buried alongside with China’s very first emperor Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE). The tomb, which was first discovered in 1974, contained over 7,000 life-sized figurines and over 10,000 weapons, and many of the figurines have found its way in other places around the world including Atlanta, Montreal, and London.
In addition to this exhibition, there will be a series of related events, beginning with an opening party on Thursday. This will be followed by various events from the Asian Art Museum’s Asia Alive series, including one that will ask patrons what he or she would take to the afterlife. There will also be gallery talk, and a few fun events for the whole family.
The Terracotta Warriors exhibition will be on view until May 27th. Tickets can only be reserved at the museum’s website at www.asianart.org.