Chinese New Year 2018 at Paris Musée Guimet

On Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18, 2018, come along and celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018 at Musée Guimet in Paris. Throughout the weekend, several animations await you. Plastic artists will take over the place with the complicity of a composer. The Lion Dance expects you too to celebrate the year of the Earth Dog as it should be.

On Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18, 2018, Musée Guimet in Paris celebrates the year of the Earth Dog. Throughout the weekend, the museum offers its visitors to experience a major festive event in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese societies: the astral new year!

For two days, the museum will welcome two plastic artists who will take over the auditorium and the historic library in a playful and colorful way with the complicity of a composer. And of course, to meet the demand, the Lion Dance, its parade and music, will traditionally celebrate the era of a new year!

PROGRAM:

  • Happy Heads, by Benoît + Bo
    The two plastic artists Benoît + Bo, a duo of French-Chinese artists, will take over the auditorium in order to set up the strange and mocking atmosphere of their huge Chinese heads, oversized cousins of the cardboard heads they put on the head of those who’d like to. For the auditorium is housing their installation, the audience is invited to have their portrait taken in a mobile studio within the Emile Guimet library with the traits of these huge heads, traditional from China, reviewed and reinterpreted by the two artists.

    Installation
    Sat. 02/17 and Sun. 02/18
    10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Auditorium and historic library

  • Musical installation, by Gabriele Rendina-Cattani
    Young Italian composer Gabriele Rendina-Cattani accompanies Benoit + Bo of an original musical creation taking part in the festivities spirit, will come to celebrate the lunar new year and pace the presence of the Happy Heads. Between karaoke, electro music and varied musical inventions, the party noise will be of meeting and origins at the heart of the museum.

    Installation
    Sat. 02/17 and Sun. 02/18
    10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Auditorium

  • Zodiac animals, by Magali Satgé
    To celebrate the lunar New Year, ceramic artist Magali Satgé invites you for an open and participative workshop: a terracotta plate, a bit of dexterity, the creation of an etching of your sign will participate to the creation of a huge collective zodiac.
    So, are you more of a tiger or a dragon?

    Workshop
    Sat. 02/17 and Sun. 02/18
    From 2 p.m.
    Ground floor, in front of the auditorium

  • Lion Dance
    There’s no New Year without this traditional dance where men cloaked with shimmering costumes turn into the lucky animal of these celebrations. Dance, music and eternal Asia with the king of animals.

    Dance
    Sun. 02/18
    3 p.m.
    Museum Hall

In addition to these animations, the museum restaurant will serve special menu and tea tastings throughout the day!

Practical information:
Chinese New Year 2018 at Musée Guimet 
Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18, 2018
Location: Musée Guimet
Opening hour: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Rates: €7.5 (regular), €5.5 (reduced)

And for even more ideas, check the Chinese New Year in Paris guide out.

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Last updated on 24 January 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 17 February 2018 to 18 February 2018

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    Location

    Place d'Iéna
    75116 Paris 16

    Access
    Metro ligne 9 station Iéna

    Prices
    Tarif réduit: 5,5 €
    Tarif plein: 7,5 €

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    Horaires : 10h-18h

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