Sunday, Feb 17, 2019
10:30 AM–4 PM
Free with museum admission (kids 12 and younger always get in free)
Roll in the Year of the Pig with dancing, art-making and storytelling at the Asian Art Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration. This year’s celebration features readings from author Oliver Chin about the zodiac calendar and Year of the Pig 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 AM–4 PM Hands-On Art-Making
11–11:30 AM Lunar New Year Kids’ Tour (ages 7–10)
11:45 AM–12:45 PM Zodiac Animals with Oliver Chin
1–4 PM Have Your Name Written in Chinese Calligraphy
1:15–2:15 PM Interactive Lion Dance
2:30–3:15 PM Lunar New Year Storytelling
Please note: Street parking is free on Sundays, making a visit to the museum both fun and affordable.