Events

  • Thu, Jun 30, 2016 from 7pm – 8:30pm
    Chinese Theatre Works and MOCA present a series that examine important issues relating to Asian and Chinese American Culture and Arts through two contemporary puppet theater productions.
  • Sat, Jul 2, 2016 from 1pm – 4pm
    Ming Cho Lee is famous for using geometric shapes, bold colors, collage, and non-traditional materials in his sets. Using his work as inspiration, join MOCA and Chinese Theatre Works in experimenting with paint, paper, pastels, and other mixed-media to create a toy theater, scenery, and characters to star in your show. What artistic choices will you make?
  • Tue, Jul 12, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Please join us for a conversation between MOCA President Nancy Yao Maasbach and Helen Wan, an American novelist and lawyer, on Asian Americans working to break the bamboo ceiling. Followed by a book signing.  
  • Thu, Jul 14, 2016 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join a curator-led talk and tour of Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee.
  • Thu, Jul 14, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    Please join Scott D. Seligman in a talk and reading from his newest book, Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money and Murder in New York’s Chinatown. Followed by book signing.  
  • Sat, Jul 16, 2016 from 1pm – 4pm
    Ming Cho Lee is famous for using geometric shapes, bold colors, collage, and non-traditional materials in his sets. Using his work as inspiration, join MOCA and Chinese Theatre Works in experimenting with paint, paper, pastels, and other mixed-media to create a toy theater, scenery, and characters to star in your show. What artistic choices will you make?
  • Mon, Jul 25, 2016 - Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 5:00pm
    What does it mean to be an American? Who may become an American? In this seminar, participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American. The seminar will highlight the experiences of Chinese Americans from the 1800s to the present and raise questions about tensions between race, democracy, and citizenship.
  • Thu, Jul 28, 2016 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Join a curator-led talk and tour of Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee.
  • Sat, Aug 6, 2016 from 1pm – 4pm
    Explore Set Design by Ming Cho Lee to find out how design can help tell a story. Sketch and create life size props from fabric, foam, clay, and popsicle sticks to do just that. Then use them to act out Romeo and Juliet, Carousel, or one of the other plays on display!
  • Sat, Aug 13, 2016 from 12 noon – 4pm
    Paddle away with us! Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival (端午节) with MOCA, and find out what a poet, zongzi, and dragon boats have in common.
  • Sat, Aug 20, 2016 from 1pm – 4pm
    Explore Set Design by Ming Cho Lee to find out how design can help tell a story. Sketch and create life size props from fabric, foam, clay, and popsicle sticks to do just that. Then use them to act out Romeo and Juliet, Carousel, or one of the other plays on display!