Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Friday, January 28 / 5-10pm

Join us at Art After Dark for a lecture by Andrew Lueck, Specialist, Chinese Works of Art, Christie's at 6pm and a fireworks display at 7pm. 

Saturday, January 29 / 12-5pm

Festivities continue with dragon and lion dances, family art activities, traditional Chinese music, gallery talks and more related to the Norton's remarkable Chinese collection featuring works from 3200 BCE to the 20th century.

This program is made possible by the generosity of John and Heidi Niblack.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 29 / 12-5pm

All programs are included with Museum Admission/Members free.

Festivities continue with dragon and lion dances, family art activities, traditional Chinese music, gallery talks and more related to the Norton's remarkable Chinese collection featuring works from 3200 BCE to the 20th century.

This program is made possible by the generosity of John and Heidi Niblack.


Schedule of Events

  • Dragon and Lion Dances featuring Li Koon Hung Kung Fu

    Goergen Garden

    12-1pm
  • Scavenger Hunt / Lunar New Year Animals

    Great Hall
    Begin in the Great Hall; proceed to the galleries to find legendary creatures hiding in plain sight!

    12-4:30pm
  • Art Activity / Make a Wish

    Goergen Garden

    12-4:30pm
  • Chinese Lantern-Making Activity

    Colonnade, Goergen Garden


    12:30-3:30pm
  • Spotlight Talks (15 minutes each) / Lantern Festival Painting or Tomb Sculptures (mingqi) of Horses

    1:30 pm and 2pm | The Lantern Festival Painting Spotlight Talk takes place in the Niblack Gallery, ground floor.

    1:30 pm and 2pm | Tomb Sculptures (mingqi) of Horses Spotlight Talk takes place in the Shapiro Gallery, second floor.

    1:30 pm and 2 pm
  • Art Activity / Fu Calligraphy

    2nd Floor, Carroll Classroom.

    2-4:30pm
  • Tour / Highlights of the Museum Collection

    Meet in the Great Hall

    2pm
  • Storytime / Tales of the New Year

    Goergen Garden
    Featuring “Storytainer” Monica Ladd

    2:15pm
  • Spotlight Talks (15 minutes each) / The Lantern Festival Painting or Animals of the Zodiac

    2:30 pm and 3 pm | The Lantern Festival Painting Spotlight Talk takes place in the Niblack Gallery, ground floor.

    2:30 pm and 3pm | Animals of the Zodiac Spotlight Talk takes place in the Meyer Gallery, second floor.

    2:30 pm and 3 pm
  • Sculpture Garden Tour

    Meet in the Great Hall

    3-3:50pm
  • Concert / Music for the Pipa

    Chen Fan Hagen, a virtuoso on the pipa, or Chinese lute, performs a program including classic Chinese music, as well as modern pipa music in a variety of styles, from jazz to folk and pop.

    Seating is limited.

    3-4pm
  • Spotlight Talks (15 minutes each) / Lantern Festival Painting or Dragon Roof Ridge Fascia Panels

    3:30 pm and 4 pm | The Lantern Festival Painting Spotlight Talk takes place in the Niblack Gallery, ground floor.

    3:30 pm and 4 pm | Dragon Roof Ridge Fascia Panels Spotlight Talk takes place in the Shapiro Gallery, 2nd floor

    3:30 pm and 4pm

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies

MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

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