• Fri, Aug 7, 2020 from 4pm – 5pm
    Join us virtually for an insightful interview and live performance with Philip Sheegog and Jonathan Miron, of the innovative music duo ARKAI.   Moderated by MOCA’s Associate Director of Institutional Relations Melissa Wansin Wong, the conversation will explore some of the inspiration and stories behind Philip and Jonathan’s impressive compositions as well as their advice for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the arts. To intersperse the conversation, the duo will play four pieces, which include original compositions and interpretations of famous tunes from a various cultures - Aurora, Shenandoah, Fønix, and a piece written in response to COVID-19 Pandemic. Please join us for this special music event!
  • Wed, Aug 12, 2020 from 7pm – 8:30pm
    The streets of Chinatown have historically been defined by an intensity of urban life whose vitality almost overwhelms the senses of visitors from less frenetic places. Commercial signs and outdoor advertising have long been a key feature of Chinatown's unique urban landscape. But with so much to look at in these streets, signs tend to get lost in the mix. Taking a moment to spotlight Chinatown's unique history of outdoor advertising, this virtual program by design historian Thomas Rinaldi will explore the ways in which graphic design, technology, and cultural undercurrents converged to produce one of New York's quintessential urban landscapes.
  • Wed, Sep 30, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    In partnership with Poster House, join design historian Thomas Rinaldi as he guides you on this 90-minute walking tour of Chinatown. Focusing on the history of signage in the area, we will make stops to admire Chinatown’s surviving historic signs and discuss how they fit into the evolutionary history of commercial signage more broadly, exploring threads of graphic design and technology that have collaborated to produce this quintessential urban commercial landscape.