Smithsonian American Art Museum, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Korean Cultural Center Celebrate the Lunar New Year With a Family Festival

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Free, in-person event for Lunar New Year Family Celebration at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Eighth and G streets N.W.

Visitors can kick off the Year of the Rabbit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum by enjoying a variety of performances and activities. This annual celebration features Chinese and Korean traditions for attendees of all ages to learn about the importance of Lunar New Year across cultures. The colorful and joyous Lion Awakening Ceremony is highly anticipated by museum visitors each year. In addition, local artists will offer calligraphy demonstrations and local performers include UHEE, the Madison Chinese Dance Company and Washington Samulnori.

The Courtyard Café will offer a special menu in honor of the Lunar New Year. Visitors can explore the museum’s collections with an art scavenger hunt and check out its Family Zone for more crafts and activities to celebrate this exciting time of year. 

This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America and with the Korean Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., and is part of Lunar New Year DC, organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.   

Interested media may contact; photographers and film crews are welcome.  

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