DELAWARE ART MUSEUM HOSTS FREE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

WILMINGTON, DE

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to welcome the tenth annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presented in conjunction with Hanlin Chinese Culture Association, this celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a gallery scavenger hunt, a lion and folk dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and additional special performances from the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view.

There is no Museum admission during Chinese New Year and all galleries will be open throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Chinese New Year-inspired Art Activities

11:30 a.m. – Noon: Lion Dance and Folk Dance by the Chinese American Community Center Lion and Folk Dance Troupe

Noon – 2:00 p.m.: Art Activity with Wilmington Friends School Students

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Chinese Yo-Yo Performance by the Chinese American Community Center Chinese Yo-Yo Club

Noon – 3:00 p.m.: Chinese Calligraphy

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society — Jade Bracelet, The Monkey King, and Ribbon Dance

About Hanlin Chinese Culture Association

Founded in 2007, the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association promotes Chinese culture and art to the general public with a variety of educational and entertaining events, such as traditional calligraphy and painting exhibitions, dancing and martial arts performances, and Chinese music and flower arranging demonstrations. Learn more about the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association at hanlincca.org.

Partners and Sponsors

This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association and supported by the Chinese American Community Center (CACC) and the Chinese School of Delaware. Special performances and demonstrations will be performed by Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, the CACC Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and students from Wilmington Friends School. Photographs provided by Bill Tsai and the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided through Hanlin Chinese Culture Association from the Culture Center of TECRO and the Ministry of Culture.

About the Delaware Art Museum

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Open Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit the website at delart.org.

For more information, contact:

Jessica Jenkins
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
jjenkins@delart.org
302.351.8558