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Chinese New Year Festival

January 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am – January 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Crow Collection of Asian Art

Say goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Crow Collection’s signature Chinese New Year Festival.

Highlights include must-see performances every hour, such as lion and dragon dances, face changers, kung fu and breaking demonstrations, Beijing Opera renditions, musical performances, and traditional Chinese dances to help welcome the new year.

As always we will have our Chinese New Year art making activities, including red envelope creation that you can then feed to the lions during the morning or evening performances. We will have calligraphy demonstrations, face painting, fortune telling, kung fu classes, and much more.

Come early to enjoy the food trucks or traditional noodle dishes served up by Monkey King Noodle Company, and stay late for our grand finale fireworks display in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Plus, for the fourth year in a row, there will be an exclusive VIP hospitality lounge available for members of the Friends of the Crow Collection

Top 10 things to know for CNY 2017

  1. Parking in the Trammell Crow Center is $5. Entrance is off Olive St, between Ross Ave and Flora St.
  2. Wheelchair or Stroller Access: After entering the Trammell Crow Center exit onto the Sculpture Garden. There are two options: A) walk around the building toward Ross Ave, left on Ross Ave, left on Olive St towards Flora St or B) strollers can be walked down the fountain steps. Strollers will not be permitted in the museum, a stroller corral is located in front of the museum next to the red sculpture.
  3. Art activities including, a Lucky Food Play Station, are located around the Sculpture Garden (see map). Face painting is $3 from noon – 2:00 pm.
  4. Partake in our Wishing Tree, an interactive art installation presented in partnership with Make Art with Purpose (MAP) and artist Jin-Ya Huang. Hashtag your photos #CrowCNY #MAPWishingTree.
  5. The Lion Dance will take place at 11:00 am and 5:45 pm followed by fireworks at 7:00 pm.
  6. CNY 101 mini-lectures provide a chance to learn more about the history, traditions, and customs associated with Chinese New Year. They last 15-20 minutes and are located inside the museum.
  7. The exhibition opening for the High School Artist Residency Program with Kankan Huang will feature Artist Talks at 11:40 am on the main stage. The exhibition is on view in the windows located on Flora St near Harwood St.
  8. Monkey King Noodle Company is located in Snuff Bottle Court at the corner of Flora St and Harwood St, and Food Trucks are located on Harwood St.
  9. Chinese New Year hoodies and tees are available in the Lotus Shop pop-up booth and are $40 for Adult Hoodies, $20 for Adult Tees, and $16 for Youth Tees (tax included).
  10. Museum and Lotus Shop will close at 7:00 pm. 

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The Crow Collection of Asian Art is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.