Tuesday, June 7, 2011

COMING NEXT SUMMER: Chinese Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens (MOBOT)

I am so excited to take my family to this new exhibit next summer, that I had to share:

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis just aanounced that it will host an international exhibition of 26 larger-than-life, lighted works of art from Zigong, China in 2012 (May- August). “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” attracts visitors from throughout the country to experience one of China’s most treasured events and ancient traditions – the annual lantern festival.

According to the press release: Elaborate outdoor sets crafted of silk and steel will celebrate Chinese culture through bold color, dazzling light and striking design. The exhibition is the first of its kind and size in the United States, offering visitors a unique opportunity to witness a spectacle rarely staged outside of Asia.

Check it out!

Summer of 2012... can't wait!