For their annual festival celebrating the Lunar New Year, Kennedy Center decorated their new REACH space with a variety of large illuminated lanterns. Last weekend, we took advantage of the unusually mild winter temperatures to visit and make some pictures.

A few of the images are below, with more in this gallery.


This is the year of the rat, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac.

Red and Blue

Two jellyfish in a small forest of jellyfish.

Lantern Reflection

An array of lanterns reflected in the REACH pool.

Light Spaghetti

Lighting effects on the walls and ceiling of one of the performance spaces in the REACH. I don’t think this display had anything to do with the Lunar Festival but it still makes an interesting image.