Family Day: East Asia
Join us for the first family program of our season! This Family Day will explore Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cultures, including activities, demonstrations, and performances that celebrate traditional art forms and contemporary music. Learn how to make Chinese lanterns, use chopsticks, enjoy a Korean pop music performance, and much more.
Korean Dragon Jars
Design your own blue and white vase decorated with a dragon, a legendary creature in Korean mythology and folklore. This activity will be led by Armando Rodriguez, Teaching Artist at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Make a traditional paper light to commemorate the harvest season. Recommended for ages 4 and older.
Learn how to eat with traditional utensils used throughout East Asia. Recommended for ages 4 and older.
Gobi Desert Panoramas
Create a desert scene from northwestern China. Recommended for ages 7 and older.
Mid-Autumn Festival Monkey Masks
Craft your own animal mask inspired by a September festival in China. Recommended for ages 4 and older.
Performances and Demonstrations
Japanese Folktale Performance
Enjoy a modern retelling of the Peach Boy (Momotarō), a simple tale of a young boy’s adventures with animals and demons. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Korean Contemporary Pop Music Performance by Scott Smith
Discover the sounds of modern Korean music, popular throughout East Asia and gaining a following in the United States. Recommended for ages 8 and older.
Korean Martial Arts Demonstration by Kim’s School of Tae Kwon Do
Learn about Korea’s best known martial arts tradition. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Family programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from The Simmons Foundation and Marathon Oil. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.