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High Museum Extends Hours and Special Offers for the First Emperor in April
Seated Musician, Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). Terracotta, 35 inches. Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang, Lintong. ⓒ The Trustees of The British Museum with the kind permission of the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center. Photo: John Williams and Paul Peckham.

ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art continues to extend hours and special offers in the final week of “The First Emperor: China ’s Terracotta Army.” The exhibition, which has brought in over 320,000 visitors to date, will close on Sunday, April 19. The High will be offering half-price tickets on Monday, April 6, courtesy of GE (who is also the exhibition’s Lead Sponsor), as well as half-price tickets on Thursday, April 2 and Thursday, April 9 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Studio Spring Break will also occur daily in April between 1 and 4 p.m. from Saturday, April 4 through Saturday, April 11. Children of all ages and their families can make their own terracotta warrior in clay. This program is free with museum admission. “The First Emperor,” which opened on November 16, 2008, 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.

Extended Hours/Special Offers through April 19

· All Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: ½ Price Tickets, 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 and Thursday, April 9.
· Monday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: ½ Price Tickets all day courtesy of GE.
· Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Friday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 12 midnight for Friday Jazz
· Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
· Sunday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Member-Only Hours through April 19

· Saturdays in April, 9 to 10 a.m.
· Sunday, April 5 and 12, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
· Sunday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Only “The First Emperor” exhibition will be open during member-only viewing times. Other galleries will open when the Museum opens to the general public.

“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, Official Media Partner Turner Broadcasting and Supporting Sponsors Mandarin Oriental and Viking River Cruises. 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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