Have Art, Will Travel focuses on bringing to life works in the LCVA’s Rowe Collection of Chinese Art. Have Art, Will Travel: The Riches of China is specifically geared toward second grade Standards of Learning objectives. The program is offered free of charge to schools in the LCVA service region, including Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince Edward counties. The program consists of three components: a class visit, a resource trunk, and a tour of the LCVA’s Rowe Collection of Chinese Art with a follow-up hands-on activity at the LCVA.

Have Art, Will Travel: The Riches of China provides a wealth of information about the important cultural, historical, and technological contributions the Chinese people have made in world history and its continuing impact on the world. Second-graders in South Central Virginia will have an opportunity to gain an appreciation of China and its people through this new program.

The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art was given to Longwood by alumna Bernice Beazley Rowe (’70) and her husband, Dr. Henry Rowe. Established in 1994, the collection has grown to contain 232 works that date from 4,000 B.C.E. to the twentieth century. Highlights from the collection include large Neolithic-period clay vessels, bronze vessels, Mingqi statuettes (Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.E.-221 C.E.), a tomb figure (Tang Dynasty 608-907), a roof tile (Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644), and vases and bowls (Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912).

Learn more about participating contact:
Amanda Haymans, School Programs Educator
434 395 2941

Have Art, Will Travel is supported by contributions from Target.




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