Dragon imagery is a pervasive element of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum permanent collection, appearing on many different artifacts, ranging from flags and tapestries to jewelry and funerary jars. It represents nobility, power, strength, and good luck; plus, plays a key role in the zodiac story. To celebrate the supernatural creature, the SDCHM is hosting a family-friendly exhibit, entitled “Dragons: Exploring the Symbolism of China’s Most Revered Creature.” Running from June until December 2019 at the Dr. Sun Yat- Sen Memorial Extension, the display will explore the symbolism and legends of the dragon still deep-rooted in Chinese culture. For more information, visit sdchm.org.

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