Chinese New Year Festival 2018 at Smithsonian American Art Museum

SOURCE: Smithsonian American Art Museum

WHAT: Chinese New Year Festival

WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 3 PM

WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington, DC

Cost Free.

Accessibility Wheelchair accessible

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at SAAM to begin the Year of the Dog! Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations including traditional paper cutting, an art scavenger hunt, red paper lantern making, and panda crafts. Performances by special guest artists from Chengdu, China, will include traditional music, Sichuan Opera, and acrobatics. Help us “awaken the lion” and ring in the New Year!

The program is presented in partnership with People’s Republic of China Embassy, the Chengdu Municipal Government, and the Chengdu Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the People’s Republic of China and is part of the Chinese New Year DC celebration with the Freer|Sackler and the Kennedy Center.

Photo credit: Bruce Guthrie

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