Happy Ewe Year

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    Image credit: Ryan Higa

February 15, 2015 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

Start the Year of the Sheep with a baa-baa-bang!


Make a sheep clip magnet: Celebrate this Chinese New Year by making a sheep clip magnet out of clothespins. Use it on your brownbag lunch!

Make a fluffy ram: Kids can dress up rams made of corks and cottonballs.

Learn Chinese games and crafts: Join the Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) in Palm Courtyard to learn how to play mah-jongg, then take part in Chinese crafting. Write a proverb in calligraphy, cut a Chinese symbol from colored paper, or fold a paper lotus flower. Finally, enjoy traditional delicacies made using recipes from the ACUW cookbook!


Enjoy modern and traditional Chinese music played by the Guang Zhong Chinese Music Ensemble. Founded in 1995 with Harry C.Y. Wong as the leader, the group is comprised predominantly of local retired educators. Their repertoire also includes Western and multicultural world music.

Gee Yung Chinese Martial Arts ushers in another year of good fortune with a Chinese lion dance through the museum, starting from Palm Courtyard. 

See a display of amazing local martial arts talent with two dozen seasonal drums setting the pace.

Marvel at Gee Yung Chinese Martial Arts gravity-defying lion pole performance.

Falun Gong demonstrate two components of qigong: five sets of slow-moving exercises and meditation, and spiritual discipline based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.

Ying Zhang and the Associated Chinese University Women dancers perform a Chinese fan dance to traditional Chinese music.

Phoenix Dance Chamber performs Chinese folk, classical, and modern dances on the Central Courtyard stage.


Take a shuttle bus to the museum’s free Family Day at Spalding House in Makiki Heights!  


Directed by Anthony Silverston. 2013. South Africa. 85 mins. 
11:10am + 1pm
In this sweet tale about love and acceptance, a young zebra sets out on a journey of self-discovery after being rejected by his herd.
$3 adults, $1 children


For kids (ages 1-17): 

The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. 
The winner receives a Supporting Membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art ($100 value), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum's website.

Congratulations to this month's winner!

May Shiraishi, age 4