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Virtual Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Tiger

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  • Jan. 29, 2022, 10am-5pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $25; $17 seniors 65 and older; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. Pay what you wish for New York State residents and New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students
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May art bring you good fortune! Celebrate the Year of the Tiger, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, with virtual performances, interactive activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages. 

10:30–11:50am, Vietnamese Áo Dài and Dance: Celebrate Têt with a dance performance by members of the Vietnam Heritage Center showcasing traditional Vietnamese áo dài garments.

12:30–12:50pm, Slay-sian Tiger Lunar New Year Calligraphy: Ring in the year of the water tiger as Vincent Chong, a queer, mixed-race Chinese American artist, writes gold calligraphy in sky-high heels.

11–11:15am, Luminous Lanterns: Light up the sky with a paper lantern and LED candle with teaching artist Chemin Hsiao. Add phrases of good fortune to your creation. (Suggested materials: paper lantern, small LED light, twist tie or wire, tassel or thread, charms or beads, patterned paper, glue stick, scissors, brush, and/or water-based paint.)

Drop-in Drawing: Use objects from around your home to create a mandala, a graphic pattern traditionally used for meditation, with teaching artist Padma Rajendran. Grab a pencil and paper and get started whenever you're ready. (Suggested materials: paper, pencil, eraser, straightedge or ruler, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, and/or markers.)

TALKS

10–10:10am (English) or 10:30–10:4 am (Mandarin), Insider Insights—Celebrating the Year of the Tiger: Explore the exhibition Celebrating the Year of the Tiger with Jason Sun, Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art, discover depictions of tigers in The Met collection, and learn about their significance.

The Artist Project: Lee Mingwei: Explore Chinese ceremonial robes with Lee Mingwei as part of an online series in which artists respond to works of art in The Met collection.

Met Stories: Sharing My Mongolian Heritage through Works of Art- Ariun Sanjaajamts, founder of the New York Mongolian Cultural Council, unexpectedly discovers her Mongolian heritage and a new place to share it.

12–12:15pm, Bilingual Storytime with Drag Queen Story Hour: Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books in English and Cantonese with special guest Yuhua Hamasaki from Drag Queen Story Hour NYC. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Storytime with The Met: Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park: Look, listen, sing, and have fun with a picture book with Met educator Christina. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

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