Saturday, February 5, 2022
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Included with General Admission
Add to Calendar 2022-02-05 10:00:00 2022-02-05 17:00:00 Lunar New Year 02/5/2022 | 10 am–5 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Ring in the Year of the Tiger at the MFA! Stop by on Saturday, February 5, and celebrate the Lunar New Year by exploring Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese art from our collection—including works on view in the exhibition “Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Travel and Home.”

Lunar New Year is celebrated across Asia and around the world. This year, the holiday, which is based on the cycles of the moon, marks the Year of the Tiger, one of the 12 animals of the lunar Zodiac.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required

All visitors age 12 and older are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the Museum in accordance with the City of Boston’s mandate.

See our proof of vaccination policy about what forms of proof are accepted and the phased timeline for who needs to supply proof.

Events and Activities

Take-Home Art Kits

10 am–3 pm
Lower Rotunda

Pick up an art kit with everything needed to create your own dragon puppet in celebration of Lunar New Year. Kits available while supplies last.

MFA Job Fair

10 am–5 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Learn about engaging, dynamic, and fun career opportunities at the MFA and find out how you can apply to work at one of the world’s renowned art museums.

Chinese Lion Dance

11 am, Noon, and 1 pm
Performances take place throughout the Museum, ending in Shapiro Family Courtyard

Don’t miss three chances to see Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy lead a traditional lion dance parade throughout the MFA. Lion dances are performed during Lunar New Year to bring great health, good luck, and happiness.


Supported by the Fan Family Foundation.