Power and Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty

The Senior Academy Social Committee will present a docent-guided tour of the special exhibit Power and Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis Museum of Art on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Attendees should meet at 10:00 A.M. in the IMA main lobby. The tour will begin promptly at 10:15 A.M. and last approximately one hour, but attendees should feel free to continue viewing the exhibit afterwards. The IMA has wheel chairs available.

This exhibition is arranged by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in association with the Palace Museum-Beijing, Nanjing Municipal Museum, and Shanghai Museum. It features more than 200 objects, including paintings, gold, jade, textiles, jewelry, carvings, lacquer pieces, enamel, and porcelains. Some objects are from newly excavated tombs of people related to the Ming court and have never been shown outside of China.
Cost: Senior admission to this special exhibit is $10. However, special exhibits are free for IMA members and a number of guests, depending on the type of membership. IMA members, please bring your membership card so that we can determine if we have enough member-and-guest privileges to cover non-IMA-members. Non-IMA-members will be asked to contribute $5 to cover costs.

Lunch: Lunch is available at the IMA café, which features soups, sandwiches, salad bar, and beverages. Ample seating is available. Puck’s is also open for lunch. After lunch, feel free to explore the permanent collection, grounds, gardens, greenhouse and Lilly House.

Reservations: Email Mary Grove (mgrove2@iupui.edu) or phone 291-8759 by Nov. 5. If you’re an IMA member, indicate the type of membership you have. IMA sustaining, advocate, associate, and patron members may get tickets for up to 4 guests.

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