Chinese New Year celebration at the Columbia Museum of Art Family Fun Day

The Columbia Museum of Art, in partnership with the Chinese Association of Columbia, hosts the only public celebration of the Chinese New Year for families in Columbia on Sunday, February 14 from noon until 3:00 p.m. Admission to the galleries and the event are FREE, courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC.

Families welcome the Year of the Tiger and watch a traditional New Year’s Dragon and Lion Dance and a Chinese Fan Dance, learn about three-dimensional Chinese paper-cutting with kid friendly demonstrations and enjoy Chinese opera-style face painting. In the Museum’s new Asian gallery, docents answer questions and discuss the works on view from the Robert Turner Collection of Chinese Art, the largest and most significant collection of Asian art in South Carolina. The celebration continues at the Kids Café with authentic Chinese food for purchase.

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