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January 28, 2013

“China’s Terracotta Warriors” is MIA’s most-attended exhibition in over 20 years

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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) proudly announces that “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy,” which closed Sunday, is its most-attended exhibition in over twenty years. An extraordinary total of 146,507 visitors attended.

“China’s Terracotta Warriors” ranks as the third most-attended exhibition in the museum’s history—well ahead of “Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” (128,725), and right behind “Impressionism: Selections from Five American Museums” (155,198) and “The Vikings” (212,956).

“We were delighted to bring these wonderful ancient artifacts from China to Minnesota,” MIA Director and President Kaywin Feldman said. “The community responded with great enthusiasm.”

Below are the top ten attended exhibitions at the MIA:

1. “The Vikings” (1981); 212,956
2. “Impressionism: Selections from Five American Museums” (1990); 155,198
3. “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy” (2013); 146,507
4. “Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” (2000); 128,725
5. “Monet at Vétheuil” (1998); 124,316
6. “Degas and America” (2001); 118,137
7. “Eternal Egypt” (2003); 114,068
8. “Dale Chihuly: Installations 1964 – 1997” (1997); 112,197
9. “Rembrandt in America” (2012); 107,090
10. “Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indians” (1993); 101,309