Wakao Toshisada, Nezumi Shino Flower vase with Half Moon & Rabbit Motif, stoneware,
H. 10.1 x Dia. 6.1 in., with signed wood box, Dai Ichi Arts Ltd.
Sunday begins the lunar New Year and many museums are celebrating with special programs. And follow us on social media this weekend for more artworks sporting rabbits!
Moon Over Manhattan: A Lunar New Year Family Day
In person program, January 28, 1-4pm (EST)
Asia Society rings in the New Year with performances and craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities include: Lion Dance and interactive Kung Fu demonstration by the Bo Law Kung Fu martial arts school and Musical performance and singalong with Elena Moon Park.
Cultural Bridges With AARP: Lunar New Year
Online program, January 25, 2pm (CST)
Learn about Lunar New Year traditions across Asia! Identify your zodiac animal and walk away with a new recipe!
Asia Society Lunar New Year 2023 at The Galleria
In-person programs, January 28, 3-4pm and January 28, 29 and February 3, 12-5pm
Join Asia Society Texas in celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with special Lunar New Year festivities at The Galleria!
We'll bring arts and crafts activities, games, and festive performances for the whole family to enjoy, free and open to the public.
Read more, click here.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Year of the Rabbit Family Fun Day and Storytelling
In person program, February 5, 11am-2:30pm (PST)
stART Storytelling for kids ages 3-6, 11–11:30am (PST)
Art Activity inspired by Lunar New Year traditions, 11:30am–2:30pm
Year of the Rabbit screen printing with Haight Street Art Center, 11:30am–2:30pm
Storytelling for Families, 1–1:45pm (PST)
Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art
Online program, January 24, 12pm (PST)
Chinese New Year of the Rabbit with docent Peggy Mathers
Read more, click here.
Japan Society, New York
Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration In person event, January 29, 10:30am-12pm and 1-2:30pm (EST)
Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style at our Oshogatsu event that’s filled with fun for the whole family! After watching a riveting Japanese taiko drum performance, kids are invited on stage for a hands-on drum mini-workshop. Families can then welcome the New Year with exciting and traditional activities like a live giant ink-painting demonstration, a New Year’s calligraphy workshop (kakizome) and postcard-making (nengajo), and can continue their New Year’s celebrations with take-home craft kits. With such wonderful activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!
Read more, click here.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Insider Insights—Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit
Online program, January 21, 10am in Mandarin Chinese and 10:30am in English (EST)
Join Jason Sun, Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art, Department of Asian Art, and explore the new exhibition Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. Discover the significance of the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac and take a closer look at depictions of rabbits in The Met collection created by artists in China in the last three thousand years.
Lunar New Year Festival: The Year of the Rabbit
In person program, January 21, 11am-5pm (EST)
May art bring you good fortune! Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, with performances, interactive activities, and artist-led workshops for all ages. For a full list of programs, click here.
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Lunar New Year 2023 Celebration
Free attractions for all ages, including performances, demos, a curator tour, hands-on activities, and more. The celebration will include:
A traditional lion dance performance, 3pm (EST)
Cooking demonstration, 1pm (EST)
Hands-on crafts and activities, 12–4pm (EST)
Lunar New Year curator-led gallery tour, 12pm (EST)
Featured exhibitions Journey of Color, Rediscovering Korea’s Past, and Looking Out, Looking In. Read more, click here
Lunar New Year: Shanghai Quartet Online Performance
Online program, January 22, 7:30pm
This YouTube premier will make this the Shanghai Quartet’s twenty-eighth appearance at the National Museum of Asian Art. Join us as the Shanghai Quartet performs Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 59, No. 2, and Béla Bartók’s Quartet No.1, Op. 7.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Lunar New Year Festival
January 29, 10am-4pm (CST)
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. For the full list of programs, click here.
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
ReCollections: Art Conversations to Stimulate the Mind–Year of the Rabbit
Online program, January 21, 10am (CST)
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 is the year of the rabbit! Learn about the quick-witted rabbit in Asian traditions this month with ReCollections. eCollections represents a partnership between the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, UT Health San Antonio, to bring art museum experiences to people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, as well as their families and caregivers. Sessions include facilitated conversations inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection to encourage close-looking, reminiscence, and storytelling. Read more, click here.
Tibet House US, New York
Elizabeth Pyjov: What Are The Rhythms And Lessons Of 2023? Understanding
The Year Of The Water Rabbit
Online program, January 26, 5:30pm (EST)
2022 was about gentleness and living with heart. 2023 is going to be very different. It’s about experiencing chaos and trust. According to the Tibetan Astrological Calendar, 2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit. The Water Rabbit is intuitive. The Water Rabbit is all about quiet confidence and strength that’s completely its own and may not look like strength to others from the outside. The Water Rabbit is about being connected to yourself. Read more, click here.