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Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor Opens May 18!

Photo: ©Wang Da-Gang

Considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th
century, the tomb complex of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang,
features thousands of terra cotta warriors that were intended to
protect him throughout eternity. Since their discovery, the terra cotta
army has been termed the Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World.

Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor
is the largest loan of terra cotta figures and significant artifacts to
ever travel to the U.S. from the First Emperor’s enormous mausoleum.
The exhibition provides a deeper knowledge of this historical site and
showcases 100 sets of objects, which includes 14 complete life-size
terra cotta figures representing all aspects of the emperor’s army.

Tickets
are currently on sale and can be purchased online at museumtix.com or
via phone at Ticketmaster (877.250.8999). All ticket prices include the
exhibition audio tour and access to all other museum galleries. Prices
are weekdays: $25 adults, $19 students and seniors (62+); weekends: $27
adults, $21 students and seniors (62+). Admission for children under 6
is free.

PIMCO Free Friday Nights


The
Bowers Museum extends evening hours and offers greater accesibility by
offering free admission every Friday evening during the exhibition, Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor.
PIMCO’s Free Friday Nights provides free entry into the exhibition for
the first 100 visitors per hour at 4, 5, 6, and 7 pm, and the museum
will stay open until 8 pm. In addition to the seeing the famed terra
cotta warriors, explore other special exhibitions and collections on
view in the galleries, enjoy specialty drinks and dinner at Tangata
Restaurant, or view a film in the auditorium.  

The Monkey King: A Journey to China Swings into Kidseum!

June 15 – August 31

Don’t miss Monkey King: A Journey to China at Kidseum!  This fun-filled children’s exhibition focuses on the classic 16th
century Chinese story about the Buddhist monk and scripture pilgrim,
Xuan Zang, who takes a journey along China’s Silk Road. To engage
children in the story and Chinese culture, Kidseum will dramatically
transform into an environment filled with the sights and sounds of
China. Monkey King: A Journey to China opens June 15 with a celebration that is fun for the whole family!

Admission: $6 (children under 3 are free)

LITERARY SERIES AND LECTURE: SIMON WINCHESTER

©Bettina Strauss

Saturday, May 10 1:00 PM

Bestselling author Simon Winchester discusses his book, The Man Who Loved China,
about Joesph Needham, the Englishman who had a life-long love affair
with China and the author of the majestic and astonishing Science and Civilization in China, a 17-volume encyclopedia.

Admission: $10, Members $8

LECTURE:
THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS OF THE FIRST EMPEROR OF THE QIN DYNASTY: THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARMY AND THE UNIFICATION OF CHINA

Sunday, May 18  1:30 PM

In the first lecture for the new exhibition, Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor,
Dr. Albert E. Dien, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, discusses
the First Emperor’s far-reaching success with unifying China through
the superb military force of the state of Qin. The development of the
army was based on a range of social, technological, and operational
advances that enabled it to overcome its enemies.

Admission: $10, Members $8

LECTURE: A TASTE OF CHINESE OPERA

Saturday, May 24  1:30 PM

Julie Shen presents the development of Chinese opera with a re-enactment of the famous sword dance from Farewell, My Concubine, with actors in full make-up and authentic costume. Sponsored by Jim and Angela Hsu and the Chinese Cultural Arts Council.

Admission: Free

For information about these and other lectures, films, and events, please click here

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