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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard Richmond, VA (map)

First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China,  an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation. The objects represent the complex history, myths, and burial customs of ancient China. They also explore the First Emperor’s profound influence on Chinese history.

Earlier Event: November 19
Curriculum Lab: The Workshop
Later Event: November 30
Richmond Photographer Storytelling Night