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In conjunction with the exhibition, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a series of lectures, films, children's programs, and audio tours to enrich and enhance audiences’ understanding of the Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Please note that the first Sunday of every month is Pay What You Wish admission.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Asian New Year Party: the Year of the Tiger: Sunday, January 31, 2010
The party begins with a traditional New Year's Dragon Dance parade through the Museum by local Philadelphia dancers. The Chinese Theatre Works will perform Tiger Tales, a Chinese folktale told through a unique form of shadow puppetry, and artists will demonstrate the art of calligraphy. Audiences are invited to create lanterns and scroll paintings based on the Museum's collection of Asian art.
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Make-and-Take Workshop
11:00 a.m. Dragon Dance Parade
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Calligraphy Demonstration
11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Chinese Theatre Works

Family Studio
On the first Sunday of the month, the Museum's art studios become a family destination where children can create works of art, play games, solve puzzles, and explore the world of art through children's books. Each month highlights a different theme. No tickets required.

Kites, Blossoms, and 99 Golden Boats: Sunday, March 7, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Families will make art that celebrates the beginning of spring at this month’s family studio: kites to fly in the blustery March wind, and flowers and boats inspired by Cai Guo-Qiang’s installation in the galleries of Modern and Contemporary art.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org.

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