Many years ago my parents took a trip to China and came back with photos of one of the most incredible things I had ever seen, they had been to an archaeological site where hundreds of life size terracotta warriors had been uncovered, not a single one was like the other. They brought back two miniature warriors that are still in my China closet. Now some of these warriors come to Minneapolis for all of us to see.
This is a prepay tour. For this tour the cost is $20.00 per person for the private tour. The cost for this tour is higher this time because they are adding a charge for the docents plus the ticket price. As with the Rembrant tour there is no discount for members. Members do have the option of free tickets any other time. We also found that having a private tour for the Rembrant exhibit was well worth it and much better then trying to navigate it on our own and the docents were excellent. We have a limit of 45 and need a minimum of 15 to have a private tour. I have to have our full payment in on Nov. 11th. I would like to have at least 15 people signed up and paid by Nov. 1st, so I can get an idea of how things are going.
As always, payments can be made on Pay Pal or Amazon or by personal check. For this event, I'm requesting that you make your payment when you RSVP, if you are paying by check, I also request that checks be sent right away. If paying right away is a problem, let me know and we will work something out.
We will meet in the lobby under the big yellow Chihuli sculpture hanging from the ceiling no later then 1:10. We'll be hanging out by the black leather couches. Look for our sign. They expect huge crowds for this event, so allow plenty of time for parking. Also be aware, that the MIA now charges for parking in their ramp. You will need exact change.
China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
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.
Following the Chinese theme, for our after tour get together we will gather at a local Chinese restaurant. I believe there are several close to the MIA