Celebrate a culturally rich Chinese New Year at the ROM!

This is a great way to celebrate Chinese New Year! The Royal Ontario Museum  (ROM) offers a fun-filled and culturally rich way to enjoy the festivities with the entire family!  On Saturday, January 25, the museum offers an impressive roster of activities and entertainment!

The day will include Lion Dances, arts and crafts, Tai Chi demonstrations, tea tasting and traditional music and dance including a performance by The School of Toronto City Ballet. The Toronto Chinese Orchestra will also perform on the mainstage in the Currelly Gallery.

Kids will enjoy making paper blossoms, fire crackers and paper folding/cutting activities.

You can also learn the art of Chinese calligraphy and visit with a fortune teller.

Throughout the day there will also be special guided tours of the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China that will offer insight into the history of China.

Be sure to check out the special feature exhibition and experience the intimate look of Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1369-1911). The portraits are marked by much of the symbolism that is very much part of Chinese art and culture.

All this is included with the museum’s general admission! The Royal Ontario Museum is located at 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto. For more information visit www.rom.on.ca 

ROM Chinese New Year Celebrations will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

See you there!

 

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