Current Exhibitions

  • With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America
    Tue, Sep 1, 2009 - Sun, Dec 31, 2023

    With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America, MOCA’s new core exhibit, will bring to life the Museum’s unique historical content and birth a compelling art work by fusing itself with the architectural heart of its new home designed by Maya Lin on Centre Street.  This presentation is an innovative approach to museum and exhibition design.  It will facilitate a new way of interacting with content: through the evocative use of space that stirs visitors’ emotions and breaks down barriers to deeper learning and understanding.


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  • Thu, Oct 17, 2019 - Wed, Mar 31, 2021

    Gathering: Collecting and Documenting Chinese American History is MOCA's Fall 2019 exhibition that tells the origin story of historical societies, museums, and organized projects that document and make public the history of Chinese throughout America.

  • Thu, Oct 17, 2019 - Wed, Mar 31, 2021

    The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America presents the collective journeys of over 12,000 Chinese laborers who were instrumental in building and connecting the Transcontinental Railroad and the resulting backlash against them once their contribution was completed in 1869.

  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020 - Fri, Dec 31, 2021

    An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown is a virtual exhibtion co curated by MOCA and the Center for Jewish History (CJH).  The show explores the life and photographs of European Jewish photographer Emile Bocian during his time working for the Manhattan Chinatown based newspaper, The China Post.