Festival of Lanterns

Friday, May 20, 2022

+ 10 dates

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • Monday, May 23, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • Friday, May 27, 2022
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022
  • Monday, May 30, 2022

150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112

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Hosted by the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American (AAACNA) Studies Center 

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the “Festival of Lanterns” exhibit presents Chinese brush painting on colorful lanterns. In Chinese culture, lanterns play a big role in heralding the arrival of the Lunar New Year. It is widely believed that hanging lanterns brings good luck and prosperity. 

The lanterns are created by the members of the Chan Lim Family of Artists. They are best-known for their Asian-themed art with a particular focus on Chinese brush painting. The family has been actively engaged in the arts for more than half a century to date. The three generations of the Chan Lim Family use a multitude of media, styles, and techniques to incorporate Western into Eastern art. Over the years, they have continuously pushed the envelope on the type of media used for the Chinese brush. Their art subjects have included traditional brush painting themes, such as flora, fauna, landscape, even portraits. These themes can be seen in most of the family’s art, as well as their students. The “Festival of Lanterns” exhibit is a continuity of the 21@2021 virtual lantern exhibit launched last year.