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The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Emperor

July 5 - October 2, 2016

Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who established the first unified dynasty in China in 221 BC, created his own mausoleum and filled it with a Terracotta Army consisting of some 8,000 ceramic figures. By assembling the gems of these historical relics, which were discovered in 1974, this exhibition sets out to capture the “eternal world” envisioned by China’s first emperor.

Colored bronze chariot, No.1 (Replica)
(Original) Qin dynasty; 3rd century BC, Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum
© Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum

Collection 2

July 5 - October 2, 2016

Based on the theme of “Recollection,” we present a selection of works from the museum collection related to three key concepts: “Actions / Traces,” “Memory / History,” and “Movement / Space.”

Kazuo SHIRAGA, Tenyusei Hyoshito, 1959, The National Museum of Art, Osaka