Celebrate the 2017 Lunar New Year at this family festival inspired by the art of Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Welcome the Year of the Rooster with art-making activities, special tours, performances, and more! 

The festival includes:

  • Art-Making Activities Designed for all age groups! Create paper lanterns, practice calligraphy, decorate fortune cookies, and more. 
  • Exhibition Tours Join curatorial staffers Amy Poster and Beatrice Chan for 30-minute tours of Emperors’ Treasures at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. English and Mandarin tours are available. Tickets to the exhibition are available for purchase on-site and online. Children ages 12 & younger always get in free.
  • North America Youth Chinese Orchestra At 11:30 a.m. hear an hour-long concert by talented young musicians who play traditional Chinese instruments.
  • Golden Dragon Lion Dance Group The finale features a thrilling performance by lion and dragon dancers!
  • Refreshments Enjoy bites from the day’s food truck, Tu-Go Kitchen. Beverages are also available for purchase.

Drop in! This event, which takes place on January 28, 2017, is free.

The fun continues with our neighbors Asia Society Texas Center! From 1 to 4 p.m., join Asia Society in exploring the customs and cultures of East Asia with free performances, art activities, games, storytelling, and a look at the new exhibition Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art


Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Occidental Petroleum; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Mr. William J. Hill; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.