Tet Festival celebration is Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Released on 02/18/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

WHERE: Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R Streets

Lincoln, Neb., February 18th, 2013 —

            The Asian Community and Cultural Center and Sheldon Museum of Art will host a Tet Festival celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the museum, 12th and R streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

            The event includes traditional crafts, dance, food, games and music in celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. The Linh Quang Temple Lion Dance Troupe, Lincoln Taiji Association, Karen Children's Dance Group, Mu Paw Law and Starry, Lincoln Chinese School, and classical Indian dancer Schweta Karmanker are among the featured performers. Dau Nguyen, president of the Vietnamese Community of Lincoln, will speak on the significance of the celebration and its traditions.

            Free shuttle transportation is available between the Asian Community and Cultural Center, 2634 O St., and Sheldon Museum of Art from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

            The museum and festival are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of performances, visit http://www.sheldonartmuseum.org or http://www.lincolnasiancenter.org.

            Sheldon Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects focusing on transnational American art. Sheldon is open free to the public during regular hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday.

Writer: Ann Gradwohl


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