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Lunar New Year Festival Meetup @ Nelson-Atkins Museum
Lunar New Year Festival Meetup @ Nelson-Atkins Museum

Sun, Jan 29


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Lunar New Year Festival Meetup @ Nelson-Atkins Museum

Informally hang out with other AnySchoolers at the art museum's Lunar New Year Festival! All activities, demonstrations and crafts are free. This isn't an organized AnySchoolers activity, but we'll let you know who else will be at the festival, so you can meet up and hang out together!

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Time & Location

Jan 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA


About The Event

Here's the museum's event schedule:

January 29, 2023 10:00AM

Lunar New Year Festival Sunday, January 29 ǀ 10 a.m.–4 p.m. ǀ FREE

All activities and performances are FREE and do not require tickets.

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Explore treasures from the Asian art collection and free exhibitions. Experience a variety of activities, dances, and music marking the Lunar New Year.


PLAZA LEVEL: Kirkwood Hall

Lily Zhang Li Taylor Dance Academy Performance

10–11:30 a.m.

Yo-Yo Demonstration by students of The Chinese School of Greater Kansas City

11:30–11:45 a.m., 12:45–1 & 1:45–2 p.m.

Korean Samul Nori (Percussion music)

1—1:15 p.m. & 3:15—3:30 p.m.

Ms. Au’s Dance Group Folk Dance Performance

1:30–1:45 p.m.

K-Pop team Performance

2—2:15 p.m.

Tae Kwon Do

3—3:15 p.m.

PLAZA LEVEL: Sculpture Hall

Play Go-Board Games and see Origami Rabbit Demonstrations with the Chinese School of Greater Kansas City

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

PLAZA LEVEL: Rozzelle Court Restaurant

Asian-inspired Cuisine for purchase

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

LOBBY LEVEL: Atkins Auditorium

Dance and Chinese music performance by students from the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture and musicians from KU Chamber and Vocal Music

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Silk Road Dance Group Performance

12:30–1:10 p.m.

*Special welcoming remarks before performance

Jasmine Chinese Dance Group Performance

2–2:40 p.m.

Dance performance by Sinag-Tala Performing Arts Troupe

3:30–4:10 p.m.

LOBBY LEVEL: Classrooms

Rooms 4 & 5

Bo Lings Fine Chinese Cuisine for purchase (while supplies last)

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Room 6

Calligraphy Demonstrations on the half hour & Bookmark Giveaway (while supplies last) led by The Taiwan-America Friendship Association

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Educator Resource Center

Large Format Calligraphy Demonstration by William You

11 a.m.–noon

Korean Language Institute New Year Traditions Meet & Greet

2-4 p.m.

LEVEL 2: Asian Art Galleries


10 a.m.–4 p.m. (except where noted)

Chinese Ink Paintings FREE exhibition

Gallery 202

Traditions of Japanese Art FREE exhibition

Gallery 205

Heart of America Japan-America Society Meet and Greet

11 a.m.–3 p.m. ǀ Gallery 205

Pipa Music by Christopher Stephens

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ǀ Gallery between 205 & 206

Traditional Chinese Guzheng Music by William, Wen-Hua & Catherine You

1:30–3 p.m. ǀ Gallery between 205 & 206

Painting Demonstration by Valda Hsu

11 a.m.–3 p.m. ǀ Gallery 224

Picturing Paradise: Blue and Green in Chinese and Landscape Painting FREE exhibition

Gallery 222

Zodiac Animal Hunt in the Asian Art Galleries



LOBBY LEVEL: Bloch Lobby

KU Lion Dance Procession and Performance

11–11:15 a.m. & noon–12:15 p.m.

Lion Dance Performance followed by Photo Op and Q&A by Rockhurst High School Lion Dance Team

1–1:20, 2–2:20 & 3–3:20 p.m.


Found in Translation: Explorations by 8 Contemporary Artists

LOBBY LEVEL: Noguchi Court

Special Preschool Storytime presented by the Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch

11–11:20 a.m. & noon–12:20 p.m.

LEVEL 2: Lens 2 & Lens 2 Mezzanine

Rabbit Art Activity

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

LEVEL 2: Spencer Art Reference Library

Zodiac Animal Storytimes & Book Display from the library’s collection on symbolism in Asian Art

1–4 p.m.

LEVEL 2: Rockhill Room

Play Chinese Wei Qi and view paper cut demonstrations with the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture

10 a.m.–noon

See calligraphy, paper cut, and peacock feather hairpin demonstrations by A Step Back in Time

1– 4 p.m.


View red lanterns in the Asian Art Galleries January 19 through February 9, 2023.

See Lunar New Year decorations in Bloch Lobby and Rozzelle Court Restaurant January 26 through February 2, 2023.

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