Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013 - United States





The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) aims to engage audiences in an ongoing and historical dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history through a critical perspective, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between: the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others. The Museum presents and explores the diverse history, heritage, and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs.


With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America
September 1, 2009 - December 31, 2020
This exhibition presents the diverse layers of the Chinese American experience, while examining America’s journey as a nation of immigrants. It interweaves the historical and political context of Chinese immigration to the United States with the personal stories and cultural traces of multiple generations. This exhibition facilitates 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. The Museum is designed by renowned architect Maya Lin.

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