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Chinese New Year

February 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

In Chinese astrology, the Rooster is the sign of dawn and awakening and 2017 marks the Year of the Rooster. The Art Museum asks you to join us on February 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., when visitors at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum ring in The Year of the Rooster with a Free Family Day celebration of Chinese New Year.

As always, this year’s celebration will kick off with a traditional Dragon Parade and Lion Dance, followed by storytelling, Chinese dance and a wide range of games, lectures, demonstrations and family art workshops. Youngsters can enjoy storytelling and face painting, explore Chinese children’s literature or watch a video of Sesame Street’s Big Bird in China. There will be two other films, talks, art projects for the family and so much more!

Admission to all events is free. For further information, call 843-238-2510.

Chinese New Year | Year of the Rooster
Free Family Day Celebration
Saturday, February 4, 2017
11 am – 3 pm
Free and open to the public

All Day Events

Children’s workshops include Chinese toile plates, lanterns, rooster hand print mural and rooster masks | kits (weather permitting) | face painting | Chinese literature for kids | your name in chinese calligraphy | paper folding and cutting | tea and fortune cookies | New Year cake and chopsticks | maj jong, dominoes and Chinese checkers | Chinese New Year videos | Chinese culture display

Scheduled Events
Schedule subject to change
11:00 | dragon parade with Mint Hill Kung Fu School
11:10 | Lion Wakes Up opening ceremony with Mint Hill
11:30 | storytelling with Joan Leotta
12:00 | Tai Chi demonstration
12:30 | Vegetable carving with Eric Wagner and Nan Black
1:00 | musical performances with singing group and on hulusi, erhu and guzheng
1:15 | “Why the Soldier Smiled” talk with Joan Leotta
1:30 | ice sculpture demonstration with Eric Wagner
2:00 | Chi Gong demonstration with Jimmy Revell
2:15 | Acupuncture talk with Jennifer M. Kiser, L.Ac.
2:30 | martial arts demonstration with Mint Hill
3:00 | Lion Goes to Sleep closing ceremony with Mint Hill


February 4, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
3100 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.