Events

  • Sat, Dec 20, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm
    Learn about Fujianese folk art and the art of paper folding from sculptures in our Waves of Identity exhibition. Create your own or collaborate with others to make colorful paper creations!
  • Sat, Jan 3, 2015 from 1pm – 4pm
    Take a bit of the present and preserve it for the future by creating a personalized time capsule! Store photos, letters, and objects that are important to you, then seal it shut and open it in 5 years to see what's changed. 
  • Sun, Jan 4, 2015 from 2pm – 3:30pm
    Join Heather Lee for a talk on Chinatown's 'Bachelor Society' as she uncovers the life story of Shuck W. Chin, a lifelong restaurant worker, from his personal effects, love letters, and household items found in MOCA's Collection. Lee is author of A Life Cooking for Others: The Work and Migration Experiences of a Chinese Restaurant Worker in New York City, 1920-1946.  
  • Thu, Jan 8, 2015 from 7pm – 9pm
    Grace Lee Boggs is a 99-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. This documentary film plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond.
  • Sat, Jan 17, 2015 from 1pm – 4pm
    Take a bit of the present and preserve it for the future by creating a personalized time capsule! Store photos, letters, and objects that are important to you, then seal it shut and open it in 5 years to see what's changed. 
  • Thu, Jan 29, 2015 from 7pm – 8:30pm
    Join the Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast (RAISE) for an evening of readings inspired by the everyday lived experiences and intersecting oppressions of undocumented Asian American youths.
  • Sat, Jan 31, 2015 from 10am – 2pm
    Explore questions of identity, belonging and citizenship during this professional development workshop co-presented by the New-York Historical Society and the Museum of Chinese in America.
  • Thu, Feb 5, 2015 from 7pm – 8:30pm
    Over the years, critic (and packrat) Hua Hsu has been thinking about the relationship between material culture and immigrant identity. For this talk and slideshow, he will curate a selection of things that comprise the immigrant household.
  • Sat, Feb 7, 2015 from 1pm – 4pm
    Help MOCA ring in the New Year by crafting your own handmade decorations to adorn the Museum. Transform our space with colorful creations, which will be on display in our Cultural Programs Center through our Lunar New Year Family Festival!
  • Sun, Feb 8, 2015 from 2:30pm – 4pm
    What does the Year of the Sheep hold in store? Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (co-authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac) return to decode the almanac's predictions for 2015 and share a range of New Year's traditions designed to protect your household.
  • Sat, Feb 21, 2015 from 1pm – 4pm
    Help MOCA ring in the New Year by crafting your own handmade decorations to adorn the Museum. Transform our space with colorful creations, which will be on display in our Cultural Programs Center through our Lunar New Year Family Festival!