Fine arts museum celebrating Chinese New Year

By on February 11, 2018


The Museum of Fine Arts is opening its doors to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Facebook)
The Museum of Fine Arts is opening its doors to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Facebook)

BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts is opening its doors to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

The renowned Boston museum says admission will be free all day Saturday, and musical and dance performances from Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions will take place throughout the museum grounds.

Lion dances, martial arts displays, a scavenger hunt and hands-on art-making activities are among the free events planned.

Museum guides will also give talks highlighting the museum’s sizeable Asian art collections. The tours will be offered in English and Mandarin.

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. It is based on the phases of the moon and begins Feb. 16. This year is considered the Year of the Dog based on the Chinese zodiac.