Red Envelope Show

Exchanging red envelopes is a beloved tradition in many Asian and Asian American communities. The color red symbolizes good luck and prosperity. During Lunar New Year, these envelopes are often handed out to provide good luck.

From whimsical to elegant, red envelopes often bear designs that represent auspice and special occasions. Red Envelope Show takes a fresh look at this ephemeral art, which features hundreds of red envelopes decorated with original artwork by over 250 contemporary artists from across the country.

The Chinese American Museum proudly presents Red Envelope Show, a unique exhibition delving into the artistry surrounding this time-honored tradition. Join us for the opening reception on Feb. 5. from 6:30 p.m.