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Chinese New Year Celebration

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 11 am – 5 pm
Sackler and Ripley Center

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with art! Our third annual Chinese New Year celebration features free attractions for all ages highlighting contemporary performers and artists from Beijing, including:

  • Beijing Opera performed by students from the Beijing Opera Art’s College
  • Chinese acrobatic performances
  • Calligraphy demonstrations
  • Paper cutting
  • Sugar painting and dough figurines
  • Chinese New Year card crafts
  • Year of the Rooster mask making
  • Photo booth fun

Chinese food is available for purchase.

Download the schedule of events.

Cosponsored by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China



As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.