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Virginia Bower
Adjunct Associate
MA, Princeton University
BA, Michigan State University

Virginia L. Bower did her graduate work in Chinese art and archaeology at Princeton University. Her special interests are Chinese ceramics and the arts of the Han-Tang dynasties. A resident of Princeton, N.J., she is a frequent speaker at museums and schools throughout North America.

Ms. Bower has contributed to numerous museum catalogues, among them Brush, Clay, and Wood: The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art, an exhibition at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2008; Recarving China’s Past: Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the “Wu Family Shrines,” an exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2005; and Asian Games: The Art of Contest, The Asia Society, New York, 2004.


She has also contributed to books such as Sunnylands: Art and Architecture of the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage, California, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.


Ms. Bower first visited China in 1980, acting as a tour lecturer on a trip sponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum. Since then she has returned to China many times, most recently in 2008.


Class Schedule, Fall 2014

W04:00PM - 06:50PMArts of China

Contact Info

Office: Terra Building 810B
Tel: 215-717-6332
Fax: 215-717-6620