Lunar New Year Festival at Met Museum

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12-5PM

Met Museum


Performances

12:00–1:00 p.m. Sesame Street Puppeteers Featuring Alan Muraoka
Discover the traditions of Lunar New Year with Sesame Street puppeteers.
Ground floor, Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education 

1:00–1:30 p.m. Opening Festivities: Chinese Center on Long Island Lion Troupe
Enjoy this colorful parade as it twists and turns through the Museum.
1st floor, Great Hall

1:30–2:00 p.m. and 2:30–3:00 p.m. The Music from China Youth Orchestra
Hear students perform regional music with traditional Chinese instruments.
1st floor, Gallery 305

1:30–2:00 p.m. and 2:30–3:00 p.m. Traditional Tibetan Dance
Watch a traditional Tibetan dance duo from Lotus Music & Dance.
2nd floor, Gallery 241, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries

1:30–2:00 p.m. and 3:30–4:00 p.m. K-Pop Dance
Experience an interactive demonstration of Korean pop dance by I LOVE DANCE.
2nd floor, Gallery 206, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

2:00–2:30 p.m. and 3:00–3:30 p.m. New York Chinese Cultural Center Dancers
See traditional Chinese fan and handkerchief dances.
2nd floor, Gallery 206, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

2:00–2:30 p.m. and 3:00–3:30 p.m. Rami Seo
Listen to a virtuoso play traditional Korean music on an ancient instrument, the kayagum.
1st floor, Gallery 199

2:00–2:30 p.m. and 3:30–4:00 p.m. Indonesian Gamelan Musicians
Enjoy Gamelan Kusuma Laras from Lotus Music & Dance.
2nd floor, Gallery 241, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries

4:00–5:00 p.m. Closing Performances
Be entertained by the Chinese Center on Long Island Lion Troupe, New York Chinese Cultural Center dancers, and Korean Performing Arts Center drummers.
1st floor, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony: Ribbon Dance by New York Chinese Cultural Center Dancers, Fan Dance by Korean Performing Arts Center Dancers, and Remarks
1st floor, Great Hall

Art Activities and Demonstrations

1:00–3:30 p.m. Ink Painting and Calligraphy with the Museum of Chinese in America
Join artist Mingmei Yip for a demonstration of classical ink painting techniques.
2nd floor, Gallery 209, The Astor Forecourt

1:00–4:00 p.m. Collaborative Horse Scroll
Help create a scroll to celebrate the horse, the Chinese zodiac animal for the new year! At 4:30 p.m. take a picture with the finished scroll.
2nd floor, Gallery 217, The Astor Court

1:00–5:00 p.m. Crown Making
Marvel at the objects in the exhibition Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom, then create your own custom crown.
2nd floor, Gallery 202, Great Hall Balcony

1:00–5:00 p.m. Paper Folding with the Museum of Chinese in America
Join artist Shu-Shia Sanborn to fold and cut symbols of spring and the new year.
2nd floor, Gallery 202, Great Hall Balcony

1:00–5:00 p.m. Sensory Stations and Gallery Hunt
Smell, hear, see, and draw works of art throughout the Asian Art galleries.
Hunt starting point: 2nd floor, Gallery 205; Sensory stations: 2nd floor, Galleries 207, Charlotte C. Weber Galleries; 233; 247 and 249, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries
* Sensory Stations Translated Tours:
1:30 and 3:00 p.m. Mandarin; 2:00 p.m. Korean;
2:30 p.m. Spanish
Starting point: 1st floor, Great Hall

2:30–3:15 p.m. Exhibition Tour in Korean—Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom (for Adults and Teens)
Associate Curator Soyoung Lee discusses artistic traditions of the Old and Unified Silla kingdoms.
1st floor, Gallery 199

Miro Yoon