Xu Ganlu was appointed head of the administration and vice-minister of public security. Xu, 56, was head of the Political and Law Commission of Henan province before being transferred to his new post, the ministry said.
"In today's world, you can look up tons of pictures on Google, but it's not the same as being in the presence of it, and I'm thrilled that people in Cincinnati have this great opportunity to see these great artworks in person," she said.
He said the classes make his life richer and fuller. "I just want to tell my peers that it's never too late to start living out your dream," he added.
The statues from Xi'an City in Northwest China will appear at the Cincinnati Art Museum for the first time, from April 20 to Aug 12.
The 21-member board of trustees includes Pan Jianwei, a leading quantum scientist, and neurobiologist Rao Yi, former dean of Peking University's School of Life Sciences.
The tomb group is believed to be the main part of an 1,500-square-meter cave site found last September in Zheka village, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture in Yunnan, according to the provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology.