Saturday, March 30, 2013

Terracotta Warriors At Asian Art Museum - San Francisco

Asian Art Museum

I once watched a documentary about China Terracotta Warriors on TV. They were life size terracotta figures that were found within the surrounding area of the tomb of the first China emperor Qin She Huang. What fascinating was each of the figures supposedly represent different soldiers, officers even general. Each of them had different facial features.

One of the replica of chariots at the exhibition
So about a month ago I saw the news about an exhibition of Terracotta Warriors at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Later on my company put out notice saying that we are one of the sponsors and as an employee we could go visit the exhibition for free. I couldn't be happier.

There were three different halls altogether for this exhibition. The terracotta figures were only at the main exhibition hall. Shown at the same hall was the diagram of the three different pits where the Terracotta Warriors were found. The terracota figures featured at the exhibition were dug out from the pit 1 which was the biggest one boasting about 3.5 acres !

All in all we enjoyed the visit and learned some history behind it. Beside the museum itself was very nice and grand. The stair case to the second floor where the performances take place made you feel like walking into a palace. I am not good at explaining architecture look so hopefully my picture could do a better job. :)
Look from the top of the stairs of second floor
If you're visiting make sure to plan ahead and check out their website for other activities going on, hours and direction.

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(451) 581-3500