Jade for Eternity at the China Institute

Dream of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity.

An earthenware dancing figurine from the China Institute's new exhibit.An earthenware dancing figurine from the China Institute's new exhibit.

The China Institute, located at 100 Washington Street, has a new gallery exhibition open for the summer: Dream of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity.

This solo exhibition from Xuzhou Museum, debuting in the U.S. for the first time, displays more than 100 newly-excavated artifacts of jade, terracotta soldiers, and bronzes from the Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-8 CE). Featuring the country’s best golden-threaded jade burial suit, the exhibition explores the long-enduring Chinese belief in eternal afterlife.

The China Institute offers programs on education, culture, business and art since 1926 to advance a deeper understanding of China

The exhibit will run through November 12. The Institute is open Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm. On Thursdays, it is open until 8 pm and is free from 6 pm until closing. On Saturdays the Institute is open from 11 am – 5 pm. Tickets are free for members, $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for children under 16.

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