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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



We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.