Chinese Moon Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2015 / Noon - 5 PM
Free admission 

Celebrate the tenth annual Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival) in honor of the Museum’s world-class collection of Chinese art. One of China’s most cherished holidays, Moon Festival is also one of the Norton’s most popular annual, family events. The Festival includes a performance by renowned Chinese musician Liu Fang, an array of activities, tours, workshops, and talks throughout the day, as well as the serving of tea and mooncakes, the traditional treat for this popular holiday in China.

Noon - 5 p.m. / Treasure Hunt 
Self-guided Treasure Hunt in the Chinese Collection / Begin in Atrium

Noon - 3 p.m.  / Art Activity
Make your own Chinese “chop” (seal) / Reynolds Classroom

12:30-1:15 p.m. / Tour
Highlights of the Museum Collection/ Meet in Shapiro Great Hall

12:30, 12:45 and 1 p.m. / Spotlight Talks in the Chinese Galleries
Learn about three outstanding Chinese artworks in ten-minute talks / Meet in the second floor Nessel galleries

1:30-2 p.m. / Masterpiece Talk: The Buddhist Lohan, Nantimitolo
A power-point discussion with Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B. McGraw Curator of Chinese Art / Theater

2-3 p.m. / ArtVentures 
Highlights of the Museum Collection/ Meet in Shapiro Great Hall

2 - 4 p.m.  / Art Activity
Make your own Chinese lantern, a holiday tradition / Atrium

3 p.m.  / Concert: Music for the Chinese Lute
Doors open at 2 p.m., limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis / Theater

3, 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. / Spotlight Talks in the Chinese Galleries
Learn about three outstanding Chinese artworks in ten-minute talks / Meet in the second floor Nessel galleries

4 p.m. / Reception
Enjoy tea and Moon Cakes / West Loggia

 

The Tenth Annual Moon Festival Celebration is made possible in part by the generous support of John and Heidi Niblack.