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
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.