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.


Activity Zone

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.

Chinese Lanterns
Make a traditional paper light to commemorate the harvest season. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

Chopstick Lessons
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
1:15 pm
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
2:00 pm
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
2:30 pm
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.

The Simmons FoundationMarathon Oil

Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonConsulate General of the Republic of KoreaChinese Community Center

Event Details

Sat 13 Sep 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
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Free for Members, $5 Nonmembers, $15 Families of Four, $20 Families of Five. Call 713.496.9901 for group rates.
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