Media Room: Lantern Festival 2012
"Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night"
May 26-Aug. 19, 2012

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis will host an international exhibition of 26 larger-than-life, lighted works of art from China in 2012.

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“Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” will attract visitors from throughout the country to experience one of China’s most treasured events and ancient traditions – the annual lantern festival.

Elaborate outdoor sets crafted of silk and steel will celebrate Chinese culture through bold color, dazzling light and striking design.

The exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness a spectacle rarely staged outside of Asia.
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