MOCATALKS: Waves of Identity Curators' Talk

Thu, Oct 9, 2014 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: $12/Adult; $7/MOCA Member, Student & Senior
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Join Herb Tam and Yue Ma, curators of Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving, for a discussion on this exhibition that examines Chinese American identity through MOCA’s collection of photographs, personal letters, artifacts and oral histories. They will unpack the process of developing and organizing this exhibition as well as the role archive materials play in interpreting the history of a community.


This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving on view September 25, 2014 - March 1, 2015.


The Curators

Herb Tam is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York. In 2012 he curated "America through a Chinese Lens," which surveyed photographs of America by contemporary artists and non-professional photographers of Chinese descent. Tam has previously served as the Associate Curator at Exit Art and the Acting Associate Curator at the Queens Museum of Art.

Yue Ma, Associate Director of Collections at MOCA, began her appointment as Collections Manager in September 2006. Yue oversees the daily operations of MOCA’s Collections and Research Center, located at the Museum's old site on 70 Mulberry St. Educated globally, Yue first received her B.Sc. and MBA respectively in China, and then received a MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from a joint program at Ryerson University in Canada and George Eastman House in the United States. Prior to MOCA, Yue has interned at the City of Toronto Archives in Canada and served for nine years as an Associate Research Archivist at the Shenzhen City Archives in China.