Visit the new Posner Center exhibit on Peking Opera, created by Zhouna Ma, Posner Center Intern and sophomore student majoring in mathematics. This exhibit will be on display January 26 - April 30, 2018.
This exhibit explores Peking Opera, an esoteric art form that is not familiar to westerners. Mr. and Mrs. Posner were among the very first westerners to explore Peking Opera. Their interest in eastern cultures frequently brought them to China and Japan to collect books on culture and pattern design. They brought a collection of books on Peking Opera to America, which now reside in the Carnegie Mellon University libraries. The topics of the books, some Chinese and some produced by western scholars, range from costume design and classic literature books to biographies of famous Peking Opera actors.
About the current Posner Intern: Zhuona Ma is a sophomore mathematics student from Beijing, China, raised in a family of professional musicians and performers. Her grandmother is an opera actress whose life on the stage serves as the inspiration for this exhibit.
Exhibit hours are 1-4 pm, Monday through Friday or by appointment, 412-268-7680.
Read more about the Posner Center exhibit and internship program.