VIRTUAL: Lunar New Year Celebration at the Freer Gallery


Join the Harvard Club for a docent-led tour of symbols and traditions of the Lunar New Year.


When: Monday, February 13th, 2023, 4:30-5:30pm

Where: Zoom

Bounce into the Year of the Rabbit with a virtual tour of Asian art! The tour will explore customs and traditions of the Lunar New Year (also called the Spring Festival) through artworks in the museum’s collections. Participants will discover popular themes associated with Spring Festival celebrations, read auspicious messages in decorative motifs, and learn the symbolism of New Year colors, plants, and animals.

Image: Auspicious Symbols: Crane, Rising Sun, and Peach, Okamoto Shūk, Japan, Edo period, ca. 1850, ink and color with gilt on silk; ivory jiku, Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Freer Gallery of Art, F1998.297 


Fee: Harvard Club Members & their Guests: FREE!