Chinese New Year Celebration

It’s a brand new year. Even newer in China where they just celebrated their Chinese New Year from January 23-February 5. We just couldn’t resist doing a little celebrating ourselves.  Along with the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion the Museum just opened “Art on a Roll: Modern Chinese Scrolls.” We thought the Chinese New Year would be a perfect way to celebrate the opening of this exhibit.

The Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar as it marks good fortune for the upcoming year. Lots of decorating, fire crackers and traditional Chinese food make this holiday worth celebrating.

In partnership with the UK’s Confucius Institute we were able to demonstrate the beauty of Chinese traditions and also allow some people to participate in the fun!  Hors d’oeuvres were donated by Panda Cuisine on Nicholasville rd while The Confucius Institute provided a 3 part demonstration of Taichi, traditional Chinese Music and calligraphy.   We also got treated with a sword dance!  Children got to try their hand at creating Chinese lanterns while everyone had fun creating their own calligraphy.  So here is to a new year full of wealth, prosperity and great exhibits!

Click here to see a full list of images from the Chinese New Year Celebration.

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About Headley Whitney Museum

We are a decorative arts museum located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Opened in 1968 by George Headley III, a noted jewelry designer from the mid-twentieth century. Our permanent collection includes the Marylou Whitney Estate dollhouses, Library, Jewel Room and galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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