Find your inner warrior at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Apr. 27

4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— The terracotta warriors have arrived in Cincinnati! Experience one of the most important archaeological finds of the twentieth century at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Terracotta Army, Friday, April 27, 5–9 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of special exhibition Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China with live music from GE APAF Music Ensemble, traditional Chinese performances organized by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, food for purchase from Oriental Wok, Terracotta Army NE Style Red IPA brewed by Listermann Brewing Company, specialty cocktails, and free admission to the exhibition (limited number of tickets available).

Access to Terracotta Army will be available to the first 600 Art After Dark visitors. Admission will be free, but visitors must pick up timed tickets at the Visitor Services Desk in the front lobby. Access will only be available at assigned times between 5 and 8 p.m. due to expected crowds. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 4:30 p.m. the day of the event.

The special exhibition includes 120 objects drawn from the collections of Chinese art museums and archaeological institutes. More than 40 of these works have never been on view in the U.S. before this exhibition.

The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

  • 5–6 p.m.: Happy hour, including specialty cocktails (guests 21+). (No discount available for Terracotta Army NE Style Red IPA)
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m.: Live music from GE APAF Music Ensemble in the Great Hall.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Color your own Asian art in the Terrace Café.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Chinese food available for purchase from Oriental Wok. While supplies last.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Guests may complete a survey for chance to win a Terracotta Army gift basket.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Traditional Chinese performances every hour, on the hour in the Fath Auditorium:

5 p.m.: Ethnic Percussion (Chinese Drum), Dance Solo (Spring Stoll), Chinese Traditional Music (Er Hu-Solo), Dance Solo (In a Faraway Fairland), Group Dance (Chinese Knots)

6 p.m.: Ethnic Percussion (Chinese Drum), Dance Solo (Chinese Barbie), Chinese Traditional Music-Mon Guitar Solo Dance Solo (Orchid in the Rain), Group Dance (Flowers in the Rain)

7 p.m.: Dance Solo (Grass in the Water), Chinese Traditional Music-Er Hu Ethnic Percussion (Chinese Drum), Group Dance (Dancing for the Harvest), Tai Chi demonstration

8 p.m.: Dance Solo (Bamboo in the Rain), Chinese Traditional Music-Er Hu Ethnic Percussion (Chinese Drums), Group Dance (Dancing for the Harvest)

Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. To learn more, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artafterdark. Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include P&G, Dewey’s Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.

About the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to Artswave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.

Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from The Rosenthal Family Foundation. Special exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

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