Bruce Museum Lecture: Tang Dynasty Tomb Sculptures and the Silk Road

On Monday, March 18, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Chao-Hui Jenny Liu, the Coordinator of the East Asian Studies Program and Director of the Peking Opera Summer Immersion Program at Princeton University, presents a lecture, "Tang Dynasty Tomb Sculptures and the Silk Road," in the Bruce Museum's Bantle Lecture Gallery. The lecture is free to Museum members and students; $10 for non-members.

Ms. Lui's talk complements the exhibition, "Buried Treasures of the Silk Road," which showcases the extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of the Bruce Museum.

Liu received her M.Phil. in archaeology from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She was Assistant Professor at New York University in Art History and has taught courses on the Silk Road and East Asian Art. She has also taught at Hunter College and Princeton University.

Her published works include articles and book chapters on Tang tomb murals, Tang figurines, and the First Emperor's tomb. She was Research Associate for The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D. and has also worked for the Smithsonian as a provenance researcher.

Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities, "Buried Treasures" will be on view in the Museum’s Arcade Gallery through June 2, 2019.


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