This weekend, the Holter Museum of Art opened a new exhibit featuring rare bronze pieces from over 3,000 years ago in celebration of the museum’s 25th year.
The exhibit, called “Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation” comes alongside four other new exhibits at the Holter. The 85 artifacts were created by people of the Asian steppes and used by chieftains, shamans and horsemen.
According to Holter curator Yvonne Seng, the steppe artisans were the first to domesticate the horse. They were also one of the leading parties who traded along the Silk Road through Asia and Europe.
“It’s a huge honor,” Seng said of hosting the exhibit, which features items like ancient cauldrons used by shamans, yak-shaped belt buckles, intricate swords and knives and more.
Other exhibits opening include the gallery of life-size modern-day warriors in “Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey,” as well as “Horse and Rider,” “Shifting Perspectives,” and “Invite Your Demons to Tea.”
Seng said: “It’s exciting, it’s really exciting to have all these exhibits together… it will be a feast for the eye. I think it will be a great celebration for the 25th.”