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Discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Gathered from fourteen museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province, China, the works of Terracotta Army provide insights into Qin history, the creation of a unified China, the First Emperor’s rise to power, and his quest for immortality. More than 40 objects in the exhibition have never before been on view…Find out more »
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 also features arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics.Find out more »
Exhibit features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BC drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. Two creative stations and a poetry lounge make it perfect for all ages.Find out more »
Leaders from the community share African and African American literature related to works in the permanent collection. Children, and their families, are invited to an hour of artwork, gallery activities, and children’s stories by African and African American artists and authors (intended audience 2 1/2 to 8 years of age).Find out more »
Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Find out more »
Explore the special exhibition The Horse in Ancient Greek Art with curator, Dr. Peter Schertz and VCU Kinetic Imaging students as they share tips and animation processes they learned while creating animated scenes inspired by artwork featured in the exhibition. Try your hand at your own Greek art-inspired animations led by members of VMFA’s College Advisory Council.Find out more »
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