Celebrating the Norton’s Chinese Art Collection
Join the Norton to celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon! Kick off the day with traditional Shadow Puppet Show with Chinese Theater Works, enjoy dance and music with Jinlu Arts, Storytime with Monica Ladd, and dragon and lion dances with Lee Koon Hung Kung Fu. Learn more about our Chinese Collection with Spotlight Tours with our docents and get creative with multiple art activities. The day concludes with a lecture by Claire Chu and a fireworks display on the Intracoastal.
Lunar New Year Animal Exploration
Use this guide to learn about Lunar New Year 2024: The Year of the Dragon and to locate works of art in the galleries.
Celebratory Fare to Welcome Good Fortune for the Year of the Dragon
Certain dishes are eaten during the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration for their symbolic meaning. Foods, which are believed to bring good luck for the coming year, are served during the festival season, especially at the celebratory dinner on New Year’s Eve.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES / Open Studios
12-5 pm / Art Activity /Chinese Lantern
Create a dragon lantern in this drop in class.
12-5 pm / Art Activity / Fu Calligraphy
Learn about different Chinese characters while creating a memorable calligraphy project.
12-5 pm / Art Activity / Dragon Puppet
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a fun dragon puppet.
12-6 pm / Art Activity / Make a Wish
Make a wish for the New Year and add it to our Wishing Tree.
This program is made possible by the generosity of John and Heidi Niblack.