I was in New York just a month ago, visiting with friends Katie and Ron, and we went to the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was happy to go again with friend Louise to the Warriors exhibit here, and was curious to find the curating quite different. Both sets of Warriors are from the excavation in China, but they were presented in very different ways. That bodes well for visiting any and all of the traveling exhibits currently in cities around the U.S. Even if you’ve seen one, you can get a lot out of going again to a different show.
At the Pacific Science Center exhibit there is a room of the Warriors that you can stand and walk among. Given that these figures are more than 2000 years old, the experience is breathtaking. There are also figures in less-than-complete restoration, so you can get a sense of what the excavation brought to the surface and how pieces had to be reassembled or skillfully repaired.