Chinese New Year Family Day at the Freer & Sackler Galleries

On Sunday, February 5, 2017 the Freer & Sackler Galleries hosted a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. Guests enjoyed a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls; dough sculpting; a display of painting the inside of snuff bottles by Beijing Folk Artists; calligraphy demonstrations with the Confucius Institute at George Washington University; mask coloring and New Year card making with the Confucius Institute at George Mason University; an art scavenger hunt; plus red paper lantern making, coloring sheets, and rooster crafts. GW volunteers also helped provide essential translation for Chinese folk artists and guests.