Lasting Impressions: Chinese Rubbings from The Field Museum

Friday, February 12, 2010 to Monday, January 3, 2011

Explore a millennia-old Chinese art form: the rubbing. Created by pressing thin sheets of wet paper into carvings in stone and inking the surface to form an impression, rubbings perform a range of functions from sharing famous works of literature to preserving images of the deceased. Featuring two-dozen examples, selected from over 7,000 items in The Field Museum’s collections, discover the artistry and intricacy of Chinese rubbings.