Welcome the Year of the Rat with dancing, art-making and storytelling at our annual Lunar New Year Celebration. This year’s celebration features a student-led music performance using classical Chinese instruments and readings from Amy Ma about the zodiac calendar and Year of the Rat characteristics — who knows, you may discover something new about yourself! Then enjoy an interactive lion dance performance with local favorite LionDanceME. To round out the day’s festivities, join docent Linda Lei and her calligraphy sisters to have your name written in Chinese calligraphy and try your hand at art projects from countries across Asia that celebrate the Lunar New Year, led by our Art Speak teen interns.
10:30–11 AM Lunar New Year stART Storytelling Tour (ages 3–6)
11–11:30 AM Lunar New Year Kids’ Tour (ages 7–10)
11 AM–4 PM Hands-On Art-Making
11:45 AM–12:15 PM Music Performance by the Rockin’ Asian TroubadorS (RATS)
12:30–1:30 PM Zodiac Animals with Amy Ma
1–4 PM Have Your Name Written in Chinese Calligraphy
1:30–2:15 PM Lunar New Year Storytelling
2:30–3:15 PM Interactive Lion Dance
3:30–4:15 PM Lunar New Year Storytelling Tour
Please note: Street parking is free on Sundays, making a visit to the museum both fun and affordable.