Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“The First Emperor, the Chinese Empire, and the Wider World: Art and Material Culture of the Qin Dynasty”
By examining the art and material culture recovered through archaeology in the last fifty years, this presentation focuses on the First Emperor of China and the Empire that he created during the late third century B.C. It also explores the contact between China and other parts of the world, which resulted from the increased trade and exchange over the transcontinental Silk Road and through maritime routes across the oceans.