Carnegie Mellon University

Current Exhibit

Peking Opera exhibit

Peking Opera

Exhibit by Zhouna Ma,
Posner Center intern
Fall 2018

Exhibit 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.