McClung Museum is currently exhibiting "2,000 Year of Chinese Art: Han Dynasty to the Present."
The opening introduction slate at the entrance to the exhibit tells that the exhibit offers a "brief glimpse into China's history with examples of objects from many dynasties." Soothing Chinese music plays as you enter the exhibit.
Some of these objects date back to as early as the second century B.C., when the Han Dynasty ruled. The most recent artwork on display is the "Scholar Rock" by Meng Zhao, who sculpted the coral shaped piece in 1967.
Another notable piece is "Stela," which was sculpted in the fourth century A.D.
"Stela and other Chinese style Buddhist artwork did not start to appear in china until this period under the Northern Wei Dynasty. It is my favorite," said Jessica Winslow, graduate student in anthropology.
Winslow, who also works at the museum as an educational director, says she also likes the jade brush washer from the 18th century that is on display. It is in the shape of a dragon and Winslow loves the fact that you can still see the natural variability in the stone.
The whole exhibit is on loan from one curator and will be available to see until May 23.
Students can visit the McClung Museum for free. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the week and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.