'The Warrior With Eleven Heads' on View in Ruffin Hall

January 23, 2012

January, 23, 2011 — "The Warrior With Eleven Heads," an exhibition of sculpture created by students in a University of Virginia January Term course, "Special Topics in Sculpture, 'The Warrior,'" will be on view in the RuffStuff Gallery on the first floor of Ruffin Hall from Jan. 27 through Feb. 4. The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An opening reception will be held Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. During the reception, the head of the life-sized warrior will be changed every five minutes.

In 1974, three Chinese farmers accidentally made one of the most important
archaeological discoveries in history: the terra cotta warriors. Nearly four decades later, 11 students at U.Va. made a similar discovery in the basement of Ruffin Hall: their sculpture talents. Using their newfound skills, they spent two weeks building their own life-sized terra cotta warrior with 11 interchangeable heads, as well as numerous smaller sculptures. All will be on display.

For information, contact sculpture professor William Bennett at 434-924-6138 or whb@virginia.edu.

— By Jane Ford

Media Contact

Jane Ford

Senior News Officer U.Va. Media Relations