Take a Journey with MOCA

The Journey Wall is a custom art installation created for the main lobby of MOCA’s new space by renowned artist/designer Maya Lin. The wall is composed of bronze tiles through which Chinese Americans can permanently honor and remember their family roots. Each tile links an individual’s or family’s name and place of origin with their home in America.  The complete wall will highlight the expansiveness of the Chinese American Diaspora.

To become a permanent part of the Chinese American narrative showcased on the Museum’s Journey Wall and housed in the Museum’s renowned Collections, you can honor your family’s legacy by joining the Journey Wall community. Membership in the Journey Wall community includes a custom tile designed by Maya Lin, a special unveiling event for members of the Journey Wall community and their family members each October, and invitation to other special events throughout the year. The number of Journey Wall tiles available each year is limited, and placement of tiles will be determined by date and amount of pledge. Opportunities for placement on the Journey Wall have three levels: $10,000, $15,000, and $25,000. This gift is tax deductible to the extent of the law.


“The families that are a part of MOCA’s Journey Wall community celebrate their legacy at MOCA. For many families, MOCA is a place for reunion. What a special honor it is for the Museum to serve in this way. I am especially excited when several members of a family have come together to make the Journey Wall tile a possibility.” Nancy Yao Maasbach, President

For more information or to make a reservation for a tile, please contact the Development Department at (855) 955-MOCA or direct inquiries to development@mocanyc.org.




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