Virginia L. Bower
Virginia L. Bower did her graduate work at Princeton University where she specialized in the Art and Archaeology of China and Japan. In addition to teaching courses about East Asian Art at Rutgers and other colleges and universities, she has been a curator, co-curator or contributor to exhibitions in American museums which resulted in publications: Spirit and Ritual: The Morse Collection of Ancient Chinese Art (1982); Power and Virtue: Images of Horses in Chinese Art (1997); From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon (2002); Recarving China’s past: Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the “Wu Family Shrines,” (2005); Brush, Clay, and Wood: The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art (2008). Dr. Bower was a co-editor of Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty published by the Yale University Press and Foreign Languages Press, Beijing in 2010. A frequent speaker at museums and schools throughout the United States and recently in China, Virginia L. Bower has also been an expert/lecturer on a number of educational tours of China.