Discussion Questions

Chinese New Year’s Parade

Martin Wong

October 2022
Martin Wong, Chinese New Year's Parade, 1992–4; collection SFMOMA, purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis; © Estate of Martin Wong
  1. What is going on in this painting? What do you see that makes you say that?
  2. What do you think might happen next, after the moment depicted? What visual evidence from the artwork makes you think this?
  3. Use all of your senses to describe this place. What does it sound like, smell like, look like, and feel like?
  4. If you were telling the story of this work, what would you call it, and why?

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