A Minot State University art professor will lead students and residents on a trip to China this summer.
The 15-day tour will trace the development of ceramics through five cities in China: Shanghai, Longquan, Jingdezhen, Xian and Beijing. Starting June 6, the group will visit museums, ancient kiln sites and will also get to see the infamous Terracotta Army.
The country has deep roots in ceramics, said Professor Linda Olson, who will lead the program.
“Ceramics in China has developed to an incredible level," said Olson, adding that the Terracotta Warriors' influence is quite staggering on ceramics.
Olson will lecture at MSU's Northwest Art Center on today. There, she will discuss Chinese ceramic developments from Neolithic slip-decorated ware through refined porcelains of the Ming Dynasty.
The lecture and program is open to all students and residents.
The program's application deadline is Feb. 16.
For more information on fees and what's included, visit http://www.minotstateu.edu/international/pages/faculty_led/2016-China.shtml.