Events

  • Wed, Nov 14, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm
    Award-winning author and poet Maxine Hong Kingston joins us in conversation with Nancy Yao Maasbach, President of MOCA to talk about her poetry and writing while reflecting back on her illustrious career. Ms. Kingston is a 2018 MOCA Gala Honoree and will be presented with the organizations Legacy Award at its annual Gala on November 15th.
  • Sat, Nov 17, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    See how Chinese language messages were translated into Morse code in our Radical Machines exhibit, then make your own translations with a secret decoder ring! Learn how to encode letters and words to transmit news—but only to those you trust the most!
  • Thu, Nov 29, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Photographer Cindy Trinh joins us to present her photo essay through slides portraying Asian Americans working in low-wage service jobs. A Q&A to follow slide show presentation.
  • Sat, Dec 1, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    Our favorite places can say a lot about us! Design a one-of-a-kind mosaic inspired by your favorite indoor spaces in Chinatown– your house, your school, your local dim sum restaurant, or any other place that's special to you.
  • Tue, Dec 4, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    MOCA presents a dynamic program series that engages Chinese American curators, artists and cultural producers across generations and geographies in critical conversations to deeply investigate the aesthetic concerns, subject matter, and experiences within the Chinese and Asian American cultural community.
  • Fri, Dec 7, 2018 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
    Studio ATAO is partnering with MOCA to present Asian in America. The event is a symbolic exhibition and 6-course dining experience that explores the complex narrative of the Asian American identity through food and drink, virtual reality, spoken word performance and poetry.
  • Mon, Dec 10, 2018 from 10am – 6pm
    Keep your family and community memories for posterity! Sign up for a timeslot where the MOCA Collections team will scan and digitize your most beloved photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller.   为后代留下您对家庭和社区的记忆!注册一个时间段,美国华人博物馆馆藏部将数字化扫描您最喜爱的照片、文件、或者其它二维纪念品,尺寸限制在不超过11"x17"。分享您数字化物品背后的故事,并带走一份数字化的副本,发个朋友圈炫耀一下吧!
  • Wed, Dec 12, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Artist talk & performance excerpts of Within These Walls by Leanora Lee Dance. Within These Walls (2017) is an immersive, multimedia performance work integrating dance, film, music, and research, which premiered in a two-week run 9/9-9/17/17 at the Angel Island Immigration Station.
  • Thu, Dec 13, 2018 from 3:30pm – 4pm
    Come to the Museum of Chinese America for stories, songs, crafts, and more!
  • Thu, Dec 13, 2018 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Photographer Bud Glick joins us to present his photos and discuss his current exhibition at MOCA, Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s.
  • Sat, Dec 15, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm
    Our favorite places can say a lot about us! Design a one-of-a-kind mosaic inspired by your favorite indoor spaces in Chinatown– your house, your school, your local dim sum restaurant, or any other place that's special to you.
  • Sat, Jan 5, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Before the printing press, books were made using block printing, a technique invented during the Tang Dynasty. Experiment with block printing, stamping, and other printing methods to create your own personalized stamp. Use this stamp to sign your future works of art!
  • Fri, Jan 11, 2019 from 10am – 6pm
    Keep your family and community memories for posterity! Sign up for a timeslot where the MOCA Collections team will scan and digitize your most beloved photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller.   为后代留下您对家庭和社区的记忆!注册一个时间段,美国华人博物馆馆藏部将数字化扫描您最喜爱的照片、文件、或者其它二维纪念品,尺寸限制在不超过11"x17"。分享您数字化物品背后的故事,并带走一份数字化的副本,发个朋友圈炫耀一下吧!
  • Sat, Jan 19, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Before the printing press, books were made using block printing, a technique invented during the Tang Dynasty. Experiment with block printing, stamping, and other printing methods to create your own personalized stamp. Use this stamp to sign your future works of art!
  • Sat, Feb 2, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    Put a spin on a MOCA tradition-- help welcome the New Year by making handmade decorations to liven up the Museum. Transform our space with colorful creations, which will be on display through our annual Lunar New Year Family Festival!
  • Sat, Mar 2, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    How do you create a typewriter for a language with no alphabet? Look to Radical Machines for inspiring answers to this question. As you learn about the product design process, come up with your own linguistic invention made of cardboard, duct tape, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and more. Display your one-of-a-kind invention side by side with others!
  • Sat, Mar 16, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
    How do you create a typewriter for a language with no alphabet? Look to Radical Machines for inspiring answers to this question. As you learn about the product design process, come up with your own linguistic invention made of cardboard, duct tape, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and more. Display your one-of-a-kind invention side by side with others!