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Chinese New Year 2018 | Year of the Dog

Delight in the Year of the Dog! Experience the culture of China and enjoy our world-renowned collection of Chinese Art.

Nelson-Atkins Building
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 with Julián Zugazagoitia, Mayor Sly James and The Honorable Liu Jun Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago 

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

Room 6
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.

Rockhill Room
Noon-12:30, 1-1:30 & 2-2:30 p.m. | Yong Ning Troupe from Shaanxi 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.

Additional parking and FREE shuttle to the museum available at Kauffman Foundation & Kauffman Gardens, 4800-01 Rockhill Road.

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 Bloch Lobby. 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.