Family Day: Mid-Autumn Festival


Also known in many Asian countries as the Moon Festival or Lantern Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival welcomes the autumn harvest and full moon. Asia Society's Family Day will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival through Taiwanese storytelling, performances, bubble tea, and mooncakes. The Festival will also include exciting art activities such as lantern-making, calligraphy, paper cutting, and faux mooncakes! Join us as we celebrate this festive holiday!


Lantern-making (presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
Lunar-themed paper cutting
Faux mooncake creation
Calligraphy demonstration

Snacks and Refreshments

Bubble tea by Kung-Fu Tea
Mini mooncakes by I-Ping Bakery

Snacks and refreshments are free of charge. Quantities are limited and not guaranteed. Tickets can be obtained at check-in at the Visitor Services desk.




Performing Asia: Song of the Pipa-Lute will conclude the events of Asia Society's Mid-Autumn Festival. This special performance by Wang Xin-Xin from Taiwan’s Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble will feature songs inspired by ancient poets. Sunday, October 2, 7pm



Opening October 23 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei features masterpieces that highlight the artistic and cultural contributions of imperial rulers in China, from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty.


Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. This program is part of Asia Society’s Spotlight Taiwan series, which is funded by a grant from Taiwan Academy and the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan). Additional support provided by Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.

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Event Details

Sat 01 Oct 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Free and open to the public
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