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Lunar New Year Family Day at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The Confucius Institute for Global China Studies at University of Oregon co-hosts a lunar new year celebration.

February 6, 2016 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, an important holiday celebrated in many parts of Asia, with a free family day of art activities and learning experiences exploring multiple artistic styles and cultural traditions. Try calligraphy, create manga, and learn about kite making. Performances include Korean fan dancing, story time with the Springfield Public Library, a Dragon Puppet Theatre show, and a dance by Yujin Gakuen Elementary students. Megumi Unno will lead a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and family-friendly museum tours will be offered in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and English.

In conjunction with JSMA’s exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library,  visitors will also enjoy an art activity focused on Shakespeare and Japanese playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon with the Imagination International Art Bus!

Family Day is co-sponsored by the US Bank Foundation, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Confucius Institute, Imagination International and First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library are made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, and by the generous support of and Vinton and Sigrid Cerif.