Delight in the Year of the Dog! Experience the culture of China and enjoy our world-renowned collection of Chinese Art.
PLAZA LEVEL, Kirkwood Hall
10-11:30 a.m. | Lily Zhang Li Taylor Dance Academy Performance
11:30-11:40 a.m., 12:30-12:40, & 1:30-1:40 p.m. | The Chinese School of Greater Kansas City Yo-Yo Demonstration
Noon-12:10 p.m. | Welcoming Remarks
12:10-12:30 p.m. | Drum & Lion Dance Performance by Drum Roller
1-1:30 p.m. | Silk Road Dance Group
1:40-1:50 & 3:30-3:40p.m.| Return to the Han and Tang Dynasties by Chinese Classical Arts Qipao Association
A traditional Chinese dress show based upon the classical art and stylings of the Han and Tang dynasties
2-3 p.m. | Jasmine Chinese Dance Group Performance
3-3:30 p.m. | Interactive Chinese fan dance by the Jasmine Chinese Dance Group
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Asian-inspired cuisine in Rozzelle Court Restaurant, for purchase
10:30-11:30 a.m. | LeYue Arts Ensemble Choir & Institute of Chinese Language and Culture Dancers
12:30-1:15, 2-2:45 & 3:30-4:15 p.m. | Fabulous Chinese Acrobats Performance
Talented acrobats from China showcase their skills.
Rooms 4 & 5
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Bo Ling’s Fine Chinese Cuisine for purchase while supplies last
10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Temporary tattoos
LEVEL 2, Art Galleries
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except where noted)
11 a.m.-Noon | Pipa Music with Christopher Stevens
1:30-3 p.m. | Gallery between 205 & 206 | Traditional Chinese Guzheng
Music by William, Wen-Hua & Catherine You
11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Painting demonstration with Valda Hsu
Zodiac animal hunt activity in Gallery 221
Calligraphy demonstration in Gallery 201 by the Chinese School of Greater Kansas City
10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Chinese Game demonstration in Gallery 202 by the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture
Free exhibition, More than Words: The Art of Calligraphy Across Asia (through July 8). Pick up a calligraphy bookmark. (while supplies last)
Gallery 229 ǀ Ticketed exhibition, Dream of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity (on view through April 1)
LOBBY LEVEL, Bloch Lobby
10:30-11:30 a.m. | Tai Chi Demonstration led by Master Chen Huixian
1-1:30, 2-2:30 & 3-3:30 p.m. | Drum & Lion Dance performance by Drum Roller
11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Chinese food selections & full bar with plum wine for purchase while supplies last
NOGUCHI COURT, Lobby Level, Bloch Building
11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Chinese Tea Demonstration & Tasting, Courtesy of Shang Tea
10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Chinese New Year Greetings
Learn to say Happy New Year in Chinese with help from students from the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and the Chinese School of Greater Kansas City (1-4 p.m.).
Spencer Art Reference Library
1-4 p.m. | Reading Event with Story Time & Book Display
Were you born in the Year of the Dog? Find out and hear stories about the Chinese zodiac.
Noon-12:30, 1-1:30 & 2-2:30 p.m. | Xi’an Yong Ning Troupe from Shanxi Province, China
Enjoy paper cutting, shadow puppetry, and trumpet demonstrations followed by a Q&A. Special thanks to the Kansas City Chinese American Association.
Lens 2 & Lens 2 Mezzanine
10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Art Activity
*All programs details subject to change.
Special thanks to:
Participants and community partners who help make our Chinese New Year celebration a success.
Volunteers and museum members whose support makes festivals like this possible. To learn more, visit the volunteer table in the Sculpture Hall. For membership information, talk to the Visitor Services staff at the Info Desk or visit nelson-atkins.org/membership.
Save the date for the Passport to India Festival, Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.