We meet at the Asian Art Museum outside at 12:15 pm,
introduce ourselves over lunch at the cafe from 12:30 - 1:00 pm, and view and discuss the exhibit from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Tickets are $22, purchase your own on their website for the 1:00 slot. The first five RSVPs will have free tickets (currently Christi Hadley, Kate, Tim Nguyen, Robert, Janet). If you are a member and have tickets to donate to fellow members please let me know in your RSVP. Share carpool info in comments.
From the Asian Art Museum website:
Imperial leader. Fearsome tyrant. Military genius. Avid anti-intellectual. Obsessive star-gazer. Enduring mystery.
The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang [masked] BCE) was all these things and more. His storied legacy is rich with enduring achievements, including the unification of China under centralized imperial rule, brilliant military systems and advanced engineering and assembly production. He is also reputed to have burned scores of books, buried scholars alive and achieved widespread domination through devastating bloodshed.
The First Emperor conquered much in this life, but his driving purpose was even greater: He sought to conquer death. In order to achieve immortality, he built himself a tomb—a vast underground city guarded by a life-size terracotta army including warriors, infantrymen, horses, chariots and all their attendant armor and weaponry.
First unearthed in 1974, the underground burial complex of the First Emperor is a revelation for the ages, an astonishing discovery on par with Egypt’s mummies and elaborate tombs. Contemporary observers continue to be enthralled by his legacy, and it is through this ongoing interest that the First Emperor did indeed achieve immortality. This exhibition includes ten figures—a representative sample of the actual army, which is estimated to include more than 7,000 life-sized figures and over 10,000 weapons.
Most people are trustworthy and we thank those who keep this meetup running smoothly and enjoyably as a shared community. We have found it necessary to remove members who do not show up or cancel less than 4 days ahead two times. If you have problems finding the group, please call or text to find the organizer at the event:
Stephen Yeh at[masked]