Lunar New Year Programming at The Walters
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 for a virtual lecture 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 the resources below.
Virtual Scavenger Hunt
One of the fun parts about looking at art, whether it is in a museum or online, is noticing all of the intricate details. Test your powers of observation by searching for the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac in pieces from the Walters Arts of Asia collection! See more details on the event page here.
Make A Paper Lantern
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.