New exhibit in the Chinese Cultural Experience Center

Chinese opera and painted face_1In celebration of Chinese New Year, the Chinese Cultural Experience Center opens a new book exhibit titled, Experiencing the Facial Makeup of the Beijing (Peking) Opera.

Developing over the centuries from masks, and gradually forming its own symbolic meanings, facial makeup is one of the most distinctive features of the Peking Opera. Through an exhibit of books from the Libraries’ own collection, visitors are provided a closer look at the facial makeup used to portray different opera characters.
The new exhibit opens on the first day of the Year of the Monkey, which is Monday, Feb. 8, in the lobby of Bartle Library. The exhibit is available to faculty, staff and students will run through spring 2016.
The Libraries wishes all a very prosperous New Year!