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Free Lunar New Year Celebration: Art-making & Lion Dance | San Jose Museum of Art

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.

San Jose Museum of Art | 110 South Market Street. San Jose, CA

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Enjoy free admission to the San Jose Museum of Art and celebrate the Lunar New Year all day from 11 am to 5 pm on February 13, 2016.

Free, but reservations are highly recommended.

SJMA’s community day events take a modern approach to traditional cultural customs. This year’s activities will include live performances and hands-on artmaking that will get you ready for Lunar New Year.

2016 Performances by

  • 11 am to 4:30 pm: Artmaking
    – Shadow Puppets
    – Not-so-Traditional Landscapes
    – Zodiac Stickers
    – Paper-Folding Coy Fish
  • 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Megumi, Storyteller
  • 12 to 4 pm Public Drop-In Tours
  • 1:45 to 2:30 pm Megumi, Storyteller
  • 3:30 to 4:30 pm Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association

Free Lunar New Year Celebration: Art making & Lion Dance | San Jose Museum of Art

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Kids & Families, Lunar New Year, South Bay, Theater & Performance
Address: 110 South Market Street. San Jose, CA

Saturday, February 13, 2016

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*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.
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