Community Day: Lunar New Year

Kids clamoring over a lion dancer.
11am–4pm | Online + Onsite
Free admission.

Join SJMA in welcoming the year of the Tiger with virtual artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, and live performances. This contemporary celebration honors Lunar New Year traditions commemorated both around the globe and here in San José. Explore and create with family and friends during this multigenerational program.

Schedule of Onsite Events

  • 11am–4pm: Art activity kit available for pick-up
  • 12pm: Video tutorials featuring Chopsticks Alley Art
  • 2:30pm: Performance by KCC Urisawe at Plaza de Cesar Chavez
  • 3:30pm: Performance by Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Register Here

Beginning Friday, February 4, 2022, SJMA will require proof of full vaccination and booster shot (if eligible) for all visitors—5 years and older, or proof of a negative test from a medical provider or laboratory within 72 hours of visiting the Museum. Please be prepared to show your COVID-19 vaccination card (physical or digital copy), California’s digital vaccination QR code, or proof of negative test with a valid ID. For more details, go to


See the following exhibitions on view:

Virtual Program

All of our tutorials are virtual and will premiere on Saturday, February 5, 12pm PST.

Tutorials include: 

  • Sumi-e Tutorials 

  • Sakura Blossoms Tutorial 

  • Tiger Origami  

  • A special Sơn Mài presentation by Chopsticks Alley Art

Watch Here


The education fund at SJMA is supported in part by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José, and generous funding from Lucia Cha, Priscilla Chou, the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, California Arts Council, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Swenson Foundation, KPMG LLP, the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation,  Stuart and Daphne Wells, and SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara.