Chickens and couplets. Dragons and oranges. Red envelopes and housecleaning. Learn about the fascinating and colorful traditions, and symbolism which enrich the celebration of the new year throughout Asian cultures.
February 12, 2021 on the Gregorian calendar marks the beginning of the year of the Ox; year 4719 on the lunar calendar. What does this mean and how should we celebrate?
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Linda Lei is an educator with more than four decades of teaching experience in Mandarin and Chinese culture. Following her retirement, Linda joined the docent program at the Asian Art Museum, which has furthered her lifelong interest in Asian art while providing opportunities to continue teaching and sharing her love of Chinese calligraphy, painting, dancing, and storytelling with children and adults alike.
Linda was recently elected Chair of the Docent Council and has been working closely with Asian Art Museum staff to adapt to a fully online learning environment. She has been leading virtual tours for schools and museum’s audiences while ensuring that all docents continue to develop their knowledge and skills in support of the museum’s commitment to education and social justice. Linda oversees the Community Speakers Program and School Programs in addition to serving on the Asian Art Museum’s Exhibition & Publication, and Education Committees. Previously, she was Co-Chair of the Docent Training Program and President of the Society for Asian Art.