Tuesday, August 1, 2006

"Art of the Tomb" Opens Today

Posted on Tue, Aug 1, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Peabody Place Museum will be flashing some new bling during the month of August. The museum - which houses year-round the best public collection of Chinese art in the Midsouth - will be exhibiting “Art of the Tomb,” a show featuring many items new to the museum such as figurines, sculptures, and furnishings that were discovered in ancient Chinese burial tombs.

The objects come from the Tang dynasty (considered the golden age of Chinese civilization) and the Han dynasty (the folks who invented paper and adopted Confucianism as a way of life). They are impressive not only for the beauty and intricacy of their design but for their ability to survive, in some cases, thousands of years.

For museum hours and admission costs, check out the Flyer’s searchable online calendar


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