Sunday, December 14, 2008

The First Emperor Named one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 Exhibits of 2008

TIME Magazine has selected “The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army” as one of the Top 10 Museum Exhibits of 2008 (view article). The exhibition, which opened to the public on November 16, has already drawn over 70,000 visitors and drove a record one-day attendance of nearly 7,000 visitors to the High on the day after Thanksgiving, November 28. “The First Emperor” was inspired by one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Featuring over 100 works, including 15 terracotta figures, the exhibition represents one of the largest groups of important works relating to the First Emperor ever to be loaned to the U.S.

From December 26 through January 4, the High will have special extended hours and daily art-making activities. The museum will also be open on Monday, December 29.

Tickets: Individual ticket prices are $18 for adults; $15 for students and seniors with ID; $11 for ages 6 to 17; and free for age 5 and under. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets allow entry into “The First Emperor” and all other special exhibition and permanent collection galleries.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 404-733-4444.

“The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army” is made possible by Lead Sponsor GE, Presenting Sponsor Portman and Official Global Delivery Partner UPS, Official Airline Partner Delta Air Lines, and Official Media Partner Turner Broadcasting. Generous support is provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support provided by The E. Rhodes and Leona Carpenter Foundation and The Blakemore Foundation. This exhibition is presented in association with the British Museum with support from Morgan Stanley.
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