Friday, February 08, 2019

博物館 - MFA 2/9 慶農曆新年


Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Free admission; all events are free
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All ages
Free admission for all!
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to celebrate Lunar New Year! Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day.
·         Ring in the Year of the Pig! Go on a tour or talk highlighting works of art in the Art of Asia galleries; tours in English, American Sign Language, and Mandarin.
·         Enjoy a variety of music and dance performances throughout the Museum—including Lion dances performed by the Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe.
·         Drop in on hands-on family art-making activities to create your own masterpieces to take home.
·         Watch energetic presentations of Chinese and Vietnamese martial arts, and participate in interactive demonstrations of Saebae, a Korean New Year’s ceremony, and a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

Special Events

Community Arts Initiative Installation

10 am–5 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Students from the MFA’s ten Community Arts Initiative partner organizations create an installation of lanterns on Lunar New Year themes. Make your own in Shapiro Family Courtyard.

Lion Dance: Gund Kwok

11:30 am–12:15 pm and 1:30–2:15 pm, Remis Auditorium
Watch a festive Chinese Lion Dance performance by Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe. Join Gund Kwok after their performance to try on costumes and learn some techniques.
Free performance ticket required. Limited availability: first come, first served. Tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting 60 minutes before show times.

Book Signing: The 8 Brokens: Chinese Bapo Painting

1 and 3 pm, Riley Seminar Room, 156
Author and MFA curator Nancy Berliner discusses and signs her book. Books must be purchased in the Main Bookstore and Shop.

Traditional Korean Dance

2–2:30 pm, Alfond Auditorium
3:30–4:15 pm, Remis Auditorium
See dancers from the New Jersey–based Woorigarak Korean Cultural Art Center perform a dynamic Korean folk and traditional fan and drum dances.
Free performance ticket required. Limited availability: first come, first served. Tickets available at Alfond ticket desk for 2 pm show starting 30 minutes before show time. Tickets available at Remis Box Office for 3:30 pm show starting 60 minutes before show time.


Kung Fu

10:30–11 am and 12:30–1 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Enjoy an interactive demonstration by instructors and children from the Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy. Enjoy traditional kung fu and an exciting lion dance to ring in the Lunar New Year.
ASL Interpreted
12:30 pm

Tea Ceremony

11 am and 1 pm, Gallery 268
Featuring Xingcai Zhang, tea master and president, World Tea Organization. Presented by Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC). All ages welcome.
ASL Interpreted
1 pm


11 am–Noon, 1–2, and 3–4 pm, Gallery 250
Participate in a traditional bowing and greeting ceremony practiced in Korea during New Year celebrations, hosted by members of the Korean Cultural Society of Boston.

Vietnamese Martial Arts

1:30–2 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Watch demonstrations to honor Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. Presented by the Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts.

Vietnamese Music and Dance

3–3:30 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Enjoy music and dance on traditional Vietnamese themes of celebrating at home.

Tours and Talks

Mandarin Highlight Tour: Art of Asia

10:30, 11:15 am, and Noon, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Join a 30-minute tour in Mandarin Chinese, featuring masterpieces from the collections.
Assistive Listening System

Spotlight Talks: Art of Asia

1–4 pm
Gallery 176 | Vietnamese Ceramics
Gallery 179 | Korean Gallery
Gallery 271 | Chinese Sculpture Gallery
Gallery 274 | Song Dynasty Gallery
Gallery 275 | Chinese Porcelains
Visit any of the galleries for a 15-minute talk to learn about works in the collections. Join a talk at any time.
ASL Interpreted
2–4 pm
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Family Activities

Year of the Pig

10 am–4 pm, Gallery 168
Did you know that 2019 is the Year of the Pig? Find the small Egyptian amulet in the shape of a pig in Gallery 105A. Celebrate Lunar New Year by making a paper pig.
Blind or Low Vision Access
ASL Interpreted
10 am–Noon
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center


10 am–4 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Make an origami lantern to add to the community project in the Druker Family Pavilion, or to take home to display for the Lunar New Year.
Blind or Low Vision Access
ASL Interpreted
10 am–Noon
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Clay Tea Cups

10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
On the first day of the Chinese New Year, the younger generation offers tea to their elders. In Gallery 223, look at The Blue Cup with the woman holding a cup, then make your own cup.
Blind or Low Vision Access
ASL Interpreted
10 am–Noon
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Zodiac Ink Scrolls

10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160
Discover your Chinese zodiac sign and paint it on a scroll. Look in the galleries to find an animal that looks like your zodiac animal.

Support provided by Arbella Insurance Foundation.
Lunar New Year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is presented in partnership with Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, the Korean Cultural Society of Boston, VietAID, Vietnamese American Community of Massachusetts, and the Chinese Culture Connection.

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