Today, the Lower Manhattan museum community was enriched with the re-opening of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) at its new location at 215 Centre Street (between Howard and Grand Streets one block north of Canal Street).
MOCA’s new core exhibition, With A Single Step, presents the diverse layers of the Chinese American experience while examining America’s journey as a nation of immigrants—including an overview of Chinese in the United States from the 19th century to the present, individual stories that reveal what it has meant to be Chinese in America over time, and the physical traces and images of the past. The exhibition is tied together by three main threads: the relationship between China and the United States and its impact on Chinese Americans; how Chinese Americans have perceived themselves in American society (and been perceived) over time; and the impact of Chinese Americans on politics, culture, and life in the United States.
The Museum will also have rotating special exhibitions, films, and programs.
Congratulations to our friends at MOCA—we can't wait to visit!
For more information, visit www.mocanyc.org