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Library to Feature "Great Bronze Age of China" Exhibit

The Robert R. Muntz Library will feature the exhibit “The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from the People’s Republic of China” in the library’s reading room. The exhibit will run from July 7th to August 8th, 2008.

The exhibit is part of the traveling exhibit series provided by Humanities Texas, the Texas affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit provides an opportunity for the campus and the community to get a glimpse of the brilliant artistic achievements of the Chinese Bronze Age culture from its beginnings, around 2,000 B.C., to its final flowering in the second century B.C. The exhibit reveals the superb skills of ancient artists, and it enables us to learn about the religious, political, economic, and cultural aspects of a civilization which developed around the same time that Stonehenge in England was being built and that the principles of Judaism were being framed. With the upcoming Olympiad in Beijing, this exhibit is another way for us to learn more about China.

Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducts and supports public programs in history, literature, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines. Humanities Texas also supports various programs across the state such as lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions, and documentary films. In addition, Texas Humanities circulates more than 5o exhibits, including the exhibit the library will be featuring.

Locally, the exhibit is made possible by a grant from the Tyler Friends of the Arts.

The "Great Bronze Age of China" exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed during library regular hours. For hours and information about the library, please visit our library website. For more information about the exhibit and other activities in the library, contact Angel Rivera, Outreach Librarian, at (903) 566-7165 or arivera@uttyler.edu.

Published by root on 30 Jun

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