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  • Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog

    Workshops & Activities, For Families, Performances, and part of Lunar New Year Celebration

    Feb 18

    Free with museum admission (kids 12 and younger always get in free)

    10:30 AM—4 PM


    Roll in the Year of the Dog with talented dancers, musicians and storytellers at the Asian Art Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration. This year’s celebration features Chinese acrobatics and lion dance drumming with local favorite Red Panda Acrobats. After the workshops and performances, enjoy author Oliver Chin’s story about the zodiac calendar and Year of the Dog characteristics — who knows, you may discover something new about yourself! To round out the day’s activities, have your name written in Chinese calligraphy and make art projects from countries across Asia that celebrate the Lunar New Year, activities developed and led by the museum’s Art Speak teen interns.

    Full Schedule of Activities:

    10:30–11 AM Lunar New Year stART Storytelling Tour (ages 3–6) 
    11 AM–4 PM Hands-on Art-Making
    11–11:30 AM Lunar New Year Kids’ Tour (ages 7–10) 
    12–12:30 PM Informal Acrobatic Workshop 
    12–4 PM Cuddle Session with SF SPCA
    1–1:30 PM Acrobatic Performance 
    1–4 PM Have Your Name Written in Chinese Calligraphy 
    1:45–2:15 PM Drumming Performance
    2:30–3:15 PM Lunar New Year Storytelling 
    3:15–4 PM Zodiac Animals with Amy Ma

    Instruments for the Drumming Performance generously donated by Leung's White Crane of San Francisco's Chinatown.

    Please note: Street parking is free on Sundays, making a visit to the museum both fun and affordable.


Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s Cultural Celebrations is generously provided by Kaiser Permanente. Major funding is provided by Bank of America. Additional funding is provided by Dodge & Cox and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.

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