Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2022 in person and online. In 2022, we recognize the tiger, which represents the third year of the 12-year cycle in the Lunar calendar.

The Year of the Tiger officially begins  February 1, but you can celebrate any time and anywhere with a range of digital resources from the Walters Art Museum. Visitors to the museum can kick off festivities January 29 and 30 with a scavenger hunt and a take-home art kit. Join us online February 1 to learn about tiger symbolism in Asian art. 

For the safety of our community and staff, there will not be a single-day festival this year. Continue the celebration from the comfort of your own home through activities, videos, and other resources available online.

red paper lanterns

ART-MAKING ON SITE OR AT HOME

Lanterns have been used as part of Lunar New Year celebrations for thousands of years. Download this activity to make your own lantern at home. Paper lantern art-making kits will be available at the museum on January 29-30.
a whimsical tiger

ART-MAKING AT HOME

To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, make a paper lantern and a vase to celebrate tigers inspired by the Walters Arts of Asia collection.
scavenger hunt

EXPLORE ON SITE OR ONLINE

Uncover the 12 animals of the Zodiac in the Walters collection! Pick up a scavenger hunt at the museum on January 29-30, or look for animals online.
Zen Master Bukan with His Tamed Tiger. Japanese, 1st half 19th century. Wood carving. Acquired by Henry Walters

CURATOR TALK ONLINE

Discover spectacular East Asian works featuring many depictions of tigers—from ferocious to humorous, from symbols of self-sacrifice to images of power.

Lunar New Year programs are supported by The Freeman Foundation.

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