Professor Dean Lacy
Dean Lacy

China's terracotta warriors, a vast collection of 6,000 life-sized sculptures, were unexpectedly unearthed more than 40 years ago in Xi'an. Now, the Terracotta Warriors are making a limited two-city tour, and you can view them at an event exclusively for Dartmouth family and friends at the Franklin Institute.

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is a one-of-a-kind exhibition focused on the remarkable archealogical discovery of these 2,000-year-old figures on Emperor Qin's 20-square-mile burial compound. The exhibit will include some of the original warriors and feature more than 100 additional artifacts from the first imperial dynasty of China.

Before you view the show, enjoy a luncheon discussion with Dean Lacy, professor of government and director of the Program in Politics and Law. Professor Lacy will discuss modern China, especially the current political situation between the U.S. and China in light of the recent U.S. election. He recently served as a visiting professor at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Peking University.

This will be an evening that blends old and new as you learn about China's ancient history and the direction the country will take in the future.
12 p.m.         Welcome and registration
12:30 p.m.    Luncheon with complimentary drink voucher
1:30 p.m.      Presentation by Professor Dean Lacy
3 p.m.           Time to view Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

Alumni                                                             $65
Young Alumni (Classes of 2007–2017)    $55

The Franklin Institute's Pepper Hall
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA

Directions and Parking

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Club of Philadelphia. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or