Why yes, this IS a bibimbap charm that’s plugged into an iPhone earphone jack. Look at that perfect little wobbly egg on top! Come to think of it…is that bright red chili paste or is it Korean beef tartare? Hmm…
This is happening on Thursday, April 18. If you don’t feel like getting your hands a lil’ dirty, no worries. Observe the craft action from the sidelines and cheer on your favorite team (colors versus textures!). Cash bars will be serving drinks, the terracotta galleries will be open, and Velvet Einstein will be the DJ on deck. All for just $10.
May the best crafter win!
Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
Whoa, we’ve seen a ton of photos from the public of the warriors but not so many stark black and white ones. Our exhibition is on view until May 27. We recommend coming on a Thurs night when you can see this incredible exhibition for just $10.
This miniature soldier on horse is one of the earliest finds of terracotta cavalry in China. It was discovered in a military tomb. Created nearly a century before the First Emperor’s terracotta army, this figure suggests that cavalry had long been deployed by the Qin army.
You can see this and 100+ other ancient artifacts in our terracotta warriors exhibition until May 27.
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San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum is full of wonderful art from many Asian Cultures. Many of the works are large and grand, while others have grandeur in the intricacy on a small scale, such as this clam.
The photographic challenge is taking photos indoors, in a dimly lit room, with works of art behind glass. It’s a bit of a challenge. Sometimes, I’m pleased with the results, other times not.
This one isn’t too bad, but it did take a lot of noise reduction, and the sharpness suffers a bit as a result. It was quite the balancing act to get everything just right.
This is a fine netsuke on view in our Japan galleries. It’s not only exquisitely crafted (remember, this is not much bigger than an actual clam), but it’s rather whimsical too. Thanks to Tumblr user emalvick for the great picture and kind words.
hero aka ying xiong (2002)
directed by yimou zhang
Alright, one more gif set from Hero, because we’re playing it tonight at the museum. If you haven’t seen it yet, now’s the time. Just $10, and you get free snacks, the galleries to yourself, and the terracotta warriors.
A warrior’s ultimate act is to lay down his sword.
Hero (2002), dir. Zhang Yimou
We’re playing this cinematic classic tonight. Just $10. Free fun snacks and refreshments. And you get to see the terracotta warriors too, because it’s pretty cool to see real ancient artifacts from an era recreated on the big screen. All for just $10.
I already tumblr’d Xu Ming 2013 line but these appear to be pictures I didn’t find last time so instant retumblring.
Dragons. Game of Thrones costume designers, take note?