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China's Terracotta Warriors

Residents September 11, 2012

Get a glimpse into the life and legacy of China’s First Emperor. And see over 120 rare objects—including 8 terracotta tomb warriors and 2 horses—and other amazing artifacts from this extraordinary archaeological excavation.


A once-in-a-lifetime experience, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey from the birth and rise of the Qin Empire to the life and rule of the First Emperor, his quest for immortality, and his death, burial, and legacy. This is a rare opportunity to view treasures from one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time, drawn from more than 13 institutions in China, including the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Shaanxi Provincial Archaeological Institute, and the Shaanxi History Museum. A presentation of objects, including bronze ritual and jade artifacts, gold and silver ornaments, and palatial architectural components, illustrates the emergence of the Qin State more than 2,000 years ago.


The MIA was among the first museums outside China to feature some of these figures in a small display held in 1985. A quarter-century later, Chinese archaeologists are still toiling away around the burial mound of one of the most remarkable figures in the history of China, the First Emperor. Don't miss your chance to learn more about this extraordinarily influential man.



Tickets for this special exhibition (from $18 for adults, free for museum members) can be reserved online, in person, or by calling the museum at (612) 870-3000.


China's Terracotta Warriors:  The First Emperor's Legacy October 28, 2012 - January 20, 2013

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 (888) 642-2787