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Final Fridays at PMA: Celestial Bodies

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Programs on this Final Friday have been inspired by our newly renovated Chinese galleries. All activities are included with museum admission, but capacity is limited. First come, first served.

Join Luna Maye inside of the Chinese Temple built in the 1400s for a very special Sound Meditation Experience. Explore the full offering of the evening below:


5:00–7:15 p.m. Music: DJ HVNLEE
This Philly-based DJ draws from the sounds of indie pop, R&B, and electronic music for a set of dreamy, fresh, and danceable beats.

5:30–7:30 p.m. DIY Art: Ink Painting
Join Deena Gu in one of our newly reinstalled galleries and transform your spirit while making art and sipping on a complimentary cup of warm tea by Terra Luna, LLCs.

5:45 & 6:30 p.m. Detour: Alice Sparkly Kat Astrology
This Brooklyn-based artist and astrologer explores what it would mean to decolonize astrology with a tour through our new Chinese galleries. In collaboration with Asian Arts Initiative.

5:45 & 6:30 p.m. In-Gallery Reflection: Sound Meditation
Sound artist Luna Maye leads a meditation beneath our ceiling from the Hall of Transforming Wisdom, pairing crystal singing bowls with jazz and neo-soul vocal expressions.

6:00 & 7:00 p.m. In-Gallery Performance: Traditional Chinese Dance
Watch members of New York Chinese Cultural Center perform classical music and dance in a reception hall fit for a duke. Dancers: Grant Zhuang, Wanru Lin, Yuxi Liu; Musician: Wei Sun.

6:15–7:15 p.m. Workshop: Stargazing
Join The Franklin Institute outside and explore winter constellations and planets. Peer through their telescope, warm up inside with a cup of tea, and create an art project inspired by the heavens.

7:15 p.m. Dance Performance: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
This group of dancers melds traditional Asian dance with contemporary movement.